Parry Sound Fellowship Baptist Church - Church Histroy
138 William Street, Parry Sound, ON
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Church History with a little fun

 

By Mary Brear, 2014

Over thirty years ago a small group was bound

With strong faith to worship in Parry Sound

Their vision was mighty, inspired by God

That Fellowship Baptists would "Break Sod”

 

With the faith of a mustard seed, they grew

Where 2 or 3 gather in His name they knew

God’s infinite love does not abandon

Their first Shepherd would be David Brandon

 

This Snug Harbour Pastor

Sunday mornings preached in town

In evenings these town folks

at Snug Harbour sat down

 

At the Kinsmen School on Waubeek Street

Two dozen Christians in ’82 did meet ….

Scrivers, Barrys, Jacklins, and Dowswells

Willets, Reads, Poytresses, and Calders

Isabella School was available to worship awhile

Pastor Brandon led the ‘Sound Saints with a smile

The IOOF Hall on Tudhope was utilized too

Fellowship was mighty with this faithful few

Baptisms were held in tanks or the lake

In weddings, funerals, picnics, all did partake

In ’85 Pastor Brandon moved on with tears

Hugh Rendle took his place for a couple years

In ‘87 their prayers were answered by God

On William Street land, they did "Break Sod”

In this small church Pastors planted seeds

Souls were saved as God met their needs

Ian Ackland filled the pulpit in ‘87

Followed by Pastor Bert (who’s now in Heaven)

For the next dozen years came the Freeman Team

‘Till the Hospital lured Larry to his Chaplain Dream

Pastors Ron Baxter; John Baptist;

Blake Slessor came and went

Alex Matthews the next half dozen years spent

The little church building grew in 2008

A fall ground breaking ceremony marked the date

The Interim Pastor in 2012 was Hugh Hamp

We knew and loved him from Smoky Trail Camp

Our pulpit team in 2013 refined their search

Pastor Rick Crockfordnow capably

Shepherds our church

God has richly blessed this congregation

His work passed down by generation

With Christian love, storms we weather

Old familiar Hymns bind us together

AWANAs, Teens, and Kid’s Klub were run

Young lives were touched after games and fun

Bible verses memorized ‘till they got it right

Christian Outreach impressed parents

on Awards Night

Ladies Bible Studies are held;

And Breakfasts for Men

Junior church a blessing for the children

Missionaries are sponsored far and near

Benevolent Funds assist the needy here

Sunday School begins at half-past nine

Bible verses are explored line by line

Scripture is taught; interaction encouraged

All ages are guided to follow the Lord

You’re welcome to stop by and take a seat

Strangers are friends we’ve yet to greet

Morning service starts at eleven a.m.

At 6:30 we pick our favourite hymn

Praises are voiced; testimonies heard

Wednesday at seven, fervent prayers shared

Please join us at 138 William Street

May God bless you until we meet!