Our Pastor Dr. JACK DeVRIES

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!

Pastor Jack & Patti

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.

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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

Send Me an Email...  PastorJack (at) fbc-ssm.org

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