Bruce has just finished his last year of his Masters of Divinity degree at Heritage Theological Seminary in Cambridge, having started there part-time in January, 2012 while working full-time in the Ottawa area. He left his job in July 2016 to attend Heritage full-time.
Bruce's passion is to bring the word of God to the people of God and he has a special affinity for men’s ministry. He has several years of experience working as a layperson in both men’s and youth ministry at his former church, the Metropolitan Bible Church in Ottawa. He is looking forward to serving the congregation of North Broadway as an intern and working with, studying under and being mentored by Pastor Mark and Pastor Jeff and leadership of the church.
Bruce became a Christian in September 2011. Right from the time he started attending the Metropolitan Bible Church in November 2008, he had a hunger for God’s word and has actively sought out every opportunity to grow in his faith and to learn the truth of God’s word so he can accurately and faithfully share God’s word with others.
Bruce was born September 3, 1959 in Ottawa and was raised in Brockville. He served for 15 years in the Canadian Forces with the Brockville Rifles (militia) and with the Royal Canadian Regiment (regular force). He attended college twice: once for Forestry (1980-82 Sault College, Sault Ste. Marie) and a second time for Cartography (1995-98, Sir Sanford Fleming College, Lindsay). Most recently, he worked for PCI Geomatics for 18 years (a geomatics software company in Hull, Quebec) prior to attending Heritage for the 2016-2017 academic year. He is single, having never married, and has no children.
Andrew is our Worship coordinator here at North Broadway. Andrew will be entering his fourth year at Heritage College and Seminary studying for a Bachelor of Church Music. He has served the congregation of North Broadway as a musician, as well as with the former Coordinator, for the pas 13 years. Andrew has been playing music in the church since he was 14 years old and is passionate about serving the family of God through music.
Andrew sensed the call of God on his life in his mid-to-late teens. He did not continue toward vocational ministry until realizing that God was calling him back when his job came to an end with Sears in 2013.
He and his wife Erika have been married for 17 years and have four children, Daniel, Makenzie, Genny and Connor. While it might seem busy with four kids, there are often more youth that like to drop in from time to time just to chat.
In his spare time Andrew likes to hang out with some of his band mates and jam the time away.
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Beth joined our staff in July 2014. She is a graduate of the Baptist Leadership Education Centre in Whitby and has been involved in various forms of ministry for 25 years and is currently the Camper and Facilities Registrar for Oneida Baptist Camp, serves on their program & personnel and fundraising committees and directors a week for 12-14 year old kids with her husband Carl, whom she married in 1992.
In her spare time, when she is not driving her 2 kids back and forth to university, she can be found practicing or performing with the trio she sings with, writing and directing plays, teaching Sunday School, speaking to various churches and women's groups or curled up in a corner with a good book.
As both the daughter and wife of a pastor, Beth is no stranger to church offices and genuinely enjoys all aspects of the job; even doing battle with the infamous photocopier.
When asked where her favourite place at NBBC is, she promptly replied, "The sanctuary. I can be having a crazy, hectic day in the office, but the second I step in the sanctuary, all the stress falls away and I'm immediately at peace. You can really sense God's presence there. Sometimes I just go in and sit and listen to the silence for a couple of minutes and then I'm ready to jump back into the day."
Elizabeth (Beth) Walters
Pastor Mark has been ministering as a pastor since 1982, with a heart to see people grow in their relationship with Christ, equipping them and mobilizing them to do kingdom work. He has ministered in Churches in New Brunswick, Canada, PEI, Canada, Baltimore, Maryland, USA, and has been at NBBC since March 2013. Mark received his Bible School training at Judson Baptist College (Portland, Oregon), Moody Bible Institute (Chicago, IL) and Multnomah Bible College (Portland, Oregon). Pastor Mark has also been working with E3 Partners Ministries as a Church planter for over 20 years. He has assisted in planting churches in Venezuela, Colombia, Russia and Belize. Mark loves to teach God's Word in real life practical ways that will lead people to faith in Christ and which help people grow in their relationship with Him.
Mark has been married to Barbara since 1983, and have 3 sons and 5 grandkids; all boys, of course.
In his spare time Mark enjoys working out at the gym to stay in some manner of good health, but he also enjoys playing a few rounds of golf a summer, fishing (when he can find someone to go with), and hunting.
Rev. Mark Barrett
North Broadway Baptist Church
Will has been involved in youth ministry for the last 11 years and has always had a heart for youth. He attended Tyndale University (Toronto, Ontario) and recently graduated with his BA in Biblical Studies and Theology with a minor in youth ministry. He has served at Oneida Baptist Camp near Selkirk, ON in many different capacities. He has also served for several years as a “Team Captain” at large youth retreats, most recently being the “Team Captain Supervisor” at that same retreat where he led and gave guidance to the eight team Captains during the retreat. In his free time, Will enjoys playing games, watching Netflix, reading and volunteering at Oneida Baptist Camp.
Director of Youth & Christian Education