ARBC Staff: Minstry Team
In the Beginning:
Avenue Road Baptist Church serves a congregation of between 150-200 in the city of Cambridge, Ontario. Although Avenue Road Baptist has changed over the years, it's roots can be found back as far as the late 19th century. - more history
Where we're going:
Avenue Road has gone through several major changes, as we collectively took the opportunity to re-examine ourselves and our mission. In the process of re-discovering who we are, identifying the people we serve, and our reason for existing, we came to a deeper understanding of the vision for ministry at Avenue Road. It is our belief that God bestows gifts of the Holy Spirit, and empowerment for service to all believers. As our ministry has progressed, God has brought a variety of unique gifts to enrich our ministry as we fulfill our vision:
As the people of Avenue Road Baptist Church, we exist to declare the reign of God in Jesus Christ, by the power of the Holy Spirit, living God's love:
• in word,
• in worship,
• in service,
• in community.
As our ministry has evolved over the years, so have the faces of those who have publicly represented the many who serve and worship behind the scenes at Avenue Road.
Gord Rutledge: Lead Pastor
In 2003, after eighteen years, Pastor Gord left
Magna International in order to enter pastoral
ministry. He receive his Bachelor in Theology
from Emmanuel Bible College in Kitchener in 2005.
2008 he received his Master of Divinity from
McMaster Divinity College in Hamilton. Pastor
Gord was ordained by Canadian Baptists of Ontario
and Quebec in 2009. Prior to ministry at
Avenue Road Baptist Church, Gord was the Pastor at
Milton Baptist Church for five years. Gord has
had many involvements in Guelph Association of
Baptist Churches, including two terms as Moderator.
Gord has also served at Cheltenham Baptist Church as
a student pastor and he completed his field studies
at First Baptist Church, Guelph.
Pastor Gord Rutledge has:
Please feel free to visit the church or email Gord at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Jim Kropf: Music Director
Murray Jull: Organist/Pianist
teacher of The Waterloo Region District School
Board, Murray plays the organ and piano for weekly
worship services and is the accompanist for the
senior choir, the youth choir and soloists.
Barb: Office Administration
|Barb brings her gifts of administration to Avenue
Road in helping to organize the office, juggle
schedules, facilitate the co-ordination of ministry
teams, produce documents, and is usually the first
friendly face you'll find when you visit or call