Who We Are

Heron Park Baptist Church is a community church in the east end of Toronto. We are about 300 people, from many diverse backgrounds and Christian traditions.

We are a part of the Baptist Convention of Ontario and Quebec, and the Toronto Area Association of Baptist Churches. As a church we believe that our goal is to be a place of blessing and encouragement for the congregation and the community.

What We Believe:

We believe the Bible to be the inspired Word of God, the true basis for Christian conduct, and the final authority in all matters of faith and the final authority in all matters of faith and practice. (2Tim. 3:16-17; 2 Peter 1:21)

We believe in one God, eternally existing in three persons: Father, Son and Holy Spirit. (2 Cor. 13:14; Matt. 28:19)

We believe that Jesus Christ was begotten of the Holy Spirit, born of the Virgin Mary, and is true God and true man. (Luke 1:35; 1 Tim. 3:16)

We believe that salvation is the unmerited gift of God through grace. We believe that Christ voluntarily died for us on the cross, atoning for the sins of those who believe in and accept Him as Saviour and Lord, and that justification is by faith alone. (Rom. 3:24-26; Acts 13:39)

We believe in the resurrection of the crucified body of the Lord, and His ascension to the right hand of the throne of God. (Luke 24:6, 51)

We believe in and await the personal return of our Lord Jesus Christ. (Acts 11:1; 1 Thess. 4:16-17)

We believe that all who receive by faith the Lord Jesus Christ are born again of the Holy Spirit, and thereby become the children of God. (John 1:12-13; John 3:3)

We believe those who have claimed membership in the Church through faith in our Lord Jesus Christ will seek to emulate Him, study His word in the Bible, and grow in maturity as Christians. (Matt. 5; Rom. 12:1-2; 2 Tim. 3:14-16)

We believe in the biblical ordinance of marriage as the joining of one man and one woman in a permanent relationship before God. (Gen. 2:24; 1 Cor. 7:28)

We believe in the spiritual obligation to give gladly our time, talents, tithes and offerings to the Lord. (1 Cor. 16:2)

Our Mission Statement:

We at Heron Park Baptist Church strive to be a Christ-centered, evangelical ministry called to follow Jesus by:

  • Loving God and our neighbour
  • Serving God and our community
  • Discipling all people to do the same