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Frequently Asked Questions

What We Believe?

We believe the Bible to be the complete Word of God; that the sixty‑six books, as originally written, comprising the Old and New Testaments, were verbally inspired by the Spirit of God and were entirely free from error; that the Bible is the final authority in all matters of faith and practice and the true basis of Christian union.    more

Should I be baptized?

Baptism is a unique event in the church where an individual symbolically identifies with the life, death & burial of Jesus Christ (dying to sin and self), and identifies with the resurrection of Jesus Christ (raised to a new life in him). Baptism is a public declaration of this identification that was commanded by Jesus himself for all who would choose to follow him. If you have put your faith in the life, death, burial and resurrection of Jesus Christ and have chosen to give him total control of your life – you are ready to be baptized! If this is you, please contact us for more information and someone on our ministry team would be happy to help.

Who is Willow Creek?

Willow Creek Baptist Church began as a daughter work of Emmanuel Baptist Church in Barrie. For a number of years some of the surplus funds in the mission budget were set aside for this satellite ministry. As Emmanuel grew under the ministry of Pastor Gordon Reeve, the Long Range planning Committee examined areas that needed a new ministry. Their recommendation was to start a daughter work in Midhurst, a small but growing community five miles from Emmanuel.

This proposal for a new work in Midhurst was enthusiastically welcomed by many of the Emmanuel members living in Vespra Township and area. After a summer of home bible studies, several planning meetings and much prayer, Willow Creek Baptist Church held its first service on October 7, 1984 in Forest Hill Public School. Pastor Reeve along with several other deacons shared in responsibilities until April, 1985 when Pastor Dan Shurr was called to oversee and establish this young church.

In October 1986 this young congregation was recognized as a church and accepted into the fellowship of Evangelical Baptist Churches in Canada.

A land search committee spent many hours seeking a suitable site on which to build. The beautiful property that was selected was owned by the Frankcom family, long time residents of Midhurst. The process of rezoning and an Ontario Municipal Board hearing made this a long and exacting ordeal. Mr. Walter Adair took on the task of negotiating this process as a full time job. God answered our prayers and we stood together on Thanksgiving Sunday 1990, as we dedicated our property to God and officially broke ground. On October 4, 1992, the current building was dedicated to support the ongoing ministry of the church.

Times and Locations

Services • Sunday 10:15AM
2387 Gill Rd. Midhurst, ON  L0L 1X1

Meet Our Team

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Our Vision

We exist to be more like Christ and draw others to Christ.   more

Matthew 28: 19-20; Acts 1:8; Romans 8:29; Philippians 2:4-11; Colossians 1:15-20; John 17:23

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