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. Paula Willis

Interim Pastoral Care Associate

Paula Willis is a Chaplain at the Toronto Grace Health Centre in downtown Toronto. She is a graduate of York University (B.A.) and Trinity College, University of Toronto (MDiv) and was ordained at Yorkminster Park Baptist Church in January 2015.

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.

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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Heather Mackey

Director of Family Ministries

Heather is committed to helping families follow Jesus. Her love for God, gracious spirit and desire to walk alongside and nurture them in their faith growth is evident in her work. She faithfully served families at Wellington Square United Church for over two decades before coming to Yorkminster Park Baptist Church and joining our Ministry Team here in 2019.

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