We believe God wants a life-changing relationship with you.  

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ABOUT PIONEER BAPTIST CHURCH

 

Tuesday Night & Wednesday Morning Ladies' Bible Studies

Together we belong to a community of believers. What does the word "community" mean? We believe that together in fellowship, we grow closer to God and to one another. The Bible speaks about iron sharpening iron. We believe that in studying together, we grow stronger as a community of believers. 

 

We strive to be a church without walls because Jesus calls for us to go outside our walls to where the lost and broken are. While some churches find it is comfortable to stay within their walls, we strive to be like the church from the Book of Acts, living in the hope of seeing changed hearts of the lost and broken in Norland, known as "the land between."

 

We highly value our relationships with one another, and in looking to grow through fellowship, ultimately we will grow closer to God as we seek to imitate His Son, Jesus Christ. We value God's Word, and the Holy Spirit's leadership, and we want to extend grace to all of the lost and broken, and lead those who have no hope to the hope of Jesus Christ.

WHO WE ARE

OUR MISSION

 

We are a body of believers who are  joyfully and obediently honouring  God by practicing love according to what  1 Corinthians 13 says as we: 

1.  Love Jesus, know Him intimately, and strive to become like Him (Mark 12:34; Philippians 3:8-11).

2.  Love and serve the Christian family by word, deed, time, and resources (John 13:34-35).

3.  Love others compassionately while seeking to know them intentionally (Mark 12:31; 1 Peter 2:12). 

 

OUR VISION

 

We strive to be a church without walls. Jesus calls for us to go outside our walls to reach the lost and the broken in our community. Most churches find that it is comfortable to stay within their walls, but we try to be like the church from the Book of Acts who wishes to see hearts of those in our community changed. Therefore, we love Christ, and our community as we offer a sense of belonging, purpose, and hope through Jesus.

OUR VALUES

 

We highly value close relationships with one another. We seek to grow through fellowship with each other, and ultimately, to grow closer to God. We value the Word of God, and the leadership of the Holy Spirit. We look  to extend grace to all of the lost and broken, and to lead those who have no hope to the hope that Jesus Christ offers in belonging to His family, and finding our purpose, and our hope in Him.

OUR HISTORY

SMALL BEGINNINGS

  1. Around 1928, Pastor Gordon Melish and his wife came from Toronto's Jarvis Street Baptist to do visitation, and meet for Sunday school in the Norland area schools before heading on to missionary work in Liberia, Africa, within a couple years.
  2. Pastor Boomer continued for a few years, followed by Pastor Frank Vaughan and his family.
  3. When modernization came in the 1940s, and the LeCraw family donated land, Pastor Frank Vaughan and his family saw the building of the current log house and church seating 80 people for Sunday services. 
  4. Until 1990, Kinmount and Norland shared a pastor, and in 1991, the final addition of a 150-seat church auditorium was built in Norland and later renovated. 
  5. Over the years, Norland's pastors have included Frank Vaughan, Ian Macintyre, Ron Wood, Ron MacLean, Roy Vanderlip, Ross Fogwell (for 35 years until 2021) assisted by Youth Pastor Tim Wessell  (for 20 years until 2013), and Michael Paquette (who started in October 2021). 

OUR STAFF

Mike Paquette

Lead Pastor

Pastor Mike and his wife, Cheryl Anne, moved to Norland from Wawa. He has a true heart and desire for reaching lost people of this community and will not stop reaching out until that dream is fulfilled. Cheryl Anne works with women's and children's ministries, and the worship team.

Les Noble

Chairman of the Board

Les is Chairman of the Board. Les and his wife, Joyce, work with children's ministries. Joyce also works with Pioneer's women's ministry, and worship team. We are thankful for this couple's willingness and hearts to serve the Lord in these various capacities.

Dave Burrows

Deacon

Dave serves as a Deacon on the Board.He also leads the sound/Sunday morning online team. We are very thankful for his heart to serve the Lord in these capacities.

Jim Vanderlip

Deacon

Jim serves as a Deacon on the Board. Occasionally, Jim also provides a much-needed plumbing service for the church. We are so thankful for his heart to serve the Lord in these capacities.

HELPING PEOPLE FOLLOW JESUS