“The Spirit of the Lord is on me,
because he has anointed me
to proclaim good news to the poor.
He has sent me to proclaim freedom for the prisoners
and recovery of sight for the blind,
to set the oppressed free,
to proclaim the year of the Lord’s favour.”
It took over 165 years, but First Baptist Church, Amherstburg, finally got the recognition it so deserved. Founded by escaped slaves who came across the border on the Underground Railroad, the church is rich in the history of hope, faith and love.
In a special ceremony on October 14, the church was officially recognized as a national historic site—a key piece not only in the history of Canadian Baptists, but of the country as a whole. We are so grateful for the legacy that First Baptist Church, Amherstburg has shared with us, and for their present commitment to the ongoing work of Jesus in their community. We are greatly blessed to count many of the descendants of these faithful pathfinders of freedom and liberty in our midst.
So if the Son sets you free, you will be free indeed.