It is with regret and a measure of joy that we announce the retirement of Laurie Barber at the end of 2013. Laurie has served Baptist churches across Canada his entire career, beginning at Uxbridge Baptist Church, then serving in Western Canada at Altadore Baptist, Calgary and then as Area Minister for Manitoba and Saskatchewan with CBWC, before returning to Toronto to pastor Kingsway Baptist Church. He served for six years as Area Minister for Toronto area churches and for the last eight years as Director of Missional Initiatives for CBOQ.
Through out his many years of ministry, Laurie’s passion has been mission-shaped living: seeing the kingdom of God at work both inside and outside the walls of the church. He has pushed CBOQ forward to envision our churches through the lens of mission, and to understand that we are “sent” to the neighbourhoods we live in. We look forward to hearing how God continues to use Laurie to embrace ministry in his new season of retirement.
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