Ministry Team

Rev. Dr. Peter Holmes

Minister of the Congregation

The Rev. Dr. J. Peter Holmes has served on the ministry team of Yorkminster Park Baptist Church in the heart of Toronto since 1995 and as the Minister of the Congregation since 2001.

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Rev. Dale Rose

Minister of Pastoral Care

Dale Rose began his ministry here in the fall of 2012. Prior to coming to Yorkminster Park, he served as the Senior Pastor of Lorne Park Baptist Church in Mississauga for 16 years. Earlier in his ministry he pastored churches on the west island of Montreal (Lakeside Heights Baptist) and in picturesque Mahone Bay, Nova Scotia, where he was ordained in 1985.

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The Rev. Robyn Elliott

Minister of Discipleship

Rev. John Torrance

Minister Emeritus – Pastoral Care

Rev. John R. Torrance, B.A., M.Div., graduated from McMaster Divinity College in 1972 and served as pastor in five churches in Ontario before retiring from Yorkminster Park Baptist Church as Associate Minister, Pastoral Care, in February of 2009. At that time, the church honoured John by publishing A Year In Prayer, a collection of his pastoral prayers. He was a member of several committees of Ca

Rev. Dr. William A. Sturgess

Minister Emeritus – Pastoral Care

In 1994 Dr. Sturgess retired from the position of Associate Minister, Pastoral Care, at Yorkminster Park.

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Mr. William Maddox

Organist and Director of Music

William Maddox is a performance graduate of Queen's University, Trinity College of Music, and the Central Academy of Music, London. Mr. Maddox has served churches in Picton, Belleville and Kingston, and began his duties as Yorkminster Park Baptist Church's fourth Director of Music in 1996.

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Ms. Kelly Dixon

Director of Children's Ministries

Kelly is passionate about teaching. She is an experienced educator having taught grades JK8 in both private and public school settings for 15 years. She is the creator and author of QuickCheck Math (JK3): a published resource designed to meet the needs of students from the full spectrum of abilities and for multiple learning styles.

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Mr. Brennan Rabbets

Director of Youth Ministry

Brennan brings to Yorkminster Park a passion for teaching, guiding and leading youth. He has experience in youth ministry from Toronto Chinese Baptist Church where he has led and participated in Sunday youth services, Bible studies, short term mission trips and special events.

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