I'm Jack DeVries, the Senior Pastor here at FBC. It has been over 125 years since the First church
building was erected at the corner of March and Albert Streets. The gospel of Jesus Christ has been proclaimed here
for those many years, and it is that same gospel which we preach today. My wife, Patti, and I are excited
about what God is doing here at First!
Our ministry journey over the years has taken us from Three Hills in Alberta to Kakabeka Falls, Ontario; from there to
Hamilton, Ontario; then up to Blind River, and now to Sault Ste. Marie. As well as pastoring churches, we have served
the Lord at Bible camps, an inner city ministry, and a Bible College.
In my educational pursuits, I earned a Bachelors degree in Theology, a Masters degree in Biblical Literature, and finally a Doctoral
degree in Theology. Patti has a Bachelors degree in Psychology coupled with a Masters degree in Religious Education.
Patti and I have one daughter, Sheri, who is a Social Worker living in Edmonton, Alberta.
Pastor Jack DeVries
I extend to you a warm invitation to visit with us at any of our services. I look forward to
the opportunity of meeting you, and if we can be of any assistance, please let me know.
The Lord Jesus Christ is central at First Baptist Church and I leave you with these words which Matthew records for us
in the New Testament book of Matthew:
"Come unto me, all ye that labour and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you,
and learn of me; for I am meek and lowly in heart: and ye shall find rest unto your souls. For my yoke
is easy, and my burden is light."
- Matthew 11: 28-30
Have you received Him yet? The invitation is the same today as the day the Lord Jesus said it. Join us
at one of our services to find out more!
Phone: 705-253-8711 or 705-253-6271
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