Ministers’ Bios

Rev. Dr. Peter Holmes, BA, MDiv, DMin

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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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

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Rev. Dr. William A. Sturgess, MA, MTh, DD

Minister Emeritus – Pastoral Care

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

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