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About Us

Wolfville Baptist Church, with a membership of 231,  is uniquely situated by the shores of the Minas Basin in the small, vibrant town of Wolfville set amid farms and vineyards of the Annapolis Valley an hour’s drive from Halifax, and next door to Acadia University and Acadia Divinity College.

 

 

Our congregation is diverse in theological perspective, educational level, socio-economic status, age, culture, and individual gifts. We strive to accept and celebrate our differences as contributing to the richness of our worship and ministry experiences. Currently a large proportion of our congregation consists of retired persons and a few young families.  A number of Acadia University students make Wolfville Baptist Church their home during their university years bringing their youthful energy and willingness to help, and enriching our spiritual community. 

 

We have embraced an ecumenical approach in many of our endeavours, maintaining a solid relationship with churches of other denominations in our area through our work with the Wolfville Area Inter-Church Council including the operation of the Food Bank housed in our building, sharing of special events in the liturgical year, and sponsorship of refugees.

 

International and Community Care

 

We are a quietly caring people who support one another and have a strong history of commitment to missions both at home and abroad which we generously support, both financially and in person. Over the years we have sponsored refugees from Iraq, Russia, and Syria, and members of the congregation have volunteered for mission projects in Cuba, Kenya, Bolivia, El Salvador, Honduras, and India. Working with St. John’s Anglican Church, Parish of Horton, and the community since the Fall of 2015, we have brought 15 Syrian refugees to Wolfville, and 4 more await travel documents.

 

Closer to home and exemplifying our continued commitment to caring for others, we have:

  • a visitation program carried out by our Pastor of Congregational Care and other members of the Pastoral Ministry Team as well as members of the congregation (by telephone and in-person visits);

  • a ministry of song in local seniors’ homes;

  • four choral scholarships fundraised by our choir who warmly welcome the scholars and other student participants into their musical community;

  • a ministry to international students;

  • the prison ministry program to which our congregation gives financially as well as through active participation in Kairos marathons; and

  • the Open Arms Annapolis Valley street ministry program, to which our congregation responds with financial and practical support, gifts of toiletries and personal items, and participation in special events such as the national “Inn from the Cold” walk.

Meet our Ministry Team

Alex McMorine - Student Minister

Originally hailing from Ottawa and a career in computer programming, Alex is currently pursuing a Masters of Divinity Degree at Acadia Divinity College with the intention of becoming a church pastor. Despite the distance from Ottawa, Alex feels right at home in Wolfville, with deep family roots in the Annapolis Valley. Alex is passionate about Bible teaching and preaching; and enjoys contributing to the music at Wolfville Baptist Church. As a student minister, Alex is involved in many aspects of church life including assisting with Sunday services, leading a Bible study, visiting the elderly, and helping with WBC's monthly lunches. He is thankful for the opportunity to learn and grow as a pastor while serving Wolfville Baptist Church.

Alex can be reached through his email address: a.mcmorine15@gmail.com

Meet Our Ministry Team

Rev. Dr. Scott Kindred-Barnes - Senior Minister

Scott and his wife Kerry come to us from Ottawa but we think of them as family coming home to Wolfville after leaving here 20 years ago.  Scott became Senior Minister at Wolfville Baptist in August 2018.  Scott and Kerry have two beautiful children; Elizabeth and Samuel. For a more extensive bio, click here.

Scott can be reached through his email address: ministerwolfvillebaptist@gmail.com

Rev. Ruth Tonn - Pastor of Families and Community Outreach

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Ruth Tonn will tell you that God called her to ministry when she was 13 years old, but she took the scenic route getting there. Literally! After 20 years of driving every highway and byway in North America as a professional long-haul driver and then having a career in industrial sales, Ruth moved to Nova Scotia in 2006 and held leadership roles in church and community ministries.  Ruth is convinced that God is actively at work in the world and is passionate about helping people grow as disciples of Jesus. She is obsessed with mission trips to Cuba and has a growing collection of Cuban treasures.  Rev. Ruth has two adult sons and lives with her rambunctious cats, Maybe and Kinda. For additional information, click here

Rev. Ruth can be reached through her email address: revruthwolfvillebaptist@gmail.com

Chaplain Jennifer Longley - Pastor of Congregational Care

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Jennifer earned a Master of Divinity degree from Acadia Divinity College where she completed advanced studies in pastoral care and counselling and an extra practicum in palliative care. This led to additional training in bereavement support and to facilitating support groups throughout the Valley since 1993. She has worked as a Chaplain, as a trained palliative care volunteer and as a Support Coordinator with Caregivers Nova Scotia. A senior herself with her life experience of becoming a young widow with children and now the blessings of many grandchildren all help her understand many of the joys and sorrows we encounter.

Jennifer can be reached through her email address: jlongley@gmail.com

Dr. Heather Price - Director of Music

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Following the completion of her Doctor of Musical Arts from the University of Toronto, Heather pursued a career as an educator, most recently teaching at Acadia University in the Music Therapy Program. Heather is also a Certified Music Therapist, with training in Guided Imagery and Music. She also completed a Master of Education in Counselling at Acadia University.

 

Often directing from the piano, she invites vocalists and musicians, including students from Acadia University, to come together to bring musical offerings for weekly worship services. Offerings have included hymns and praise songs, classical and jazz, as well as taizé.

In addition to her work at the church, she is also active in Wolfville and surrounding area, participating in community choirs, theatre, and musicals, as well as L’Arche special events.

Heather can be reached through her email address: heather.price@acadiau.ca

Office Hours

Church Office Hours

 Church Office: Tuesday - Friday 8: 30 - 12:00 pm

 

The Senior Minister is in the office Tuesday - Thursday between 9:00 am and 1:00 pm; and on Fridays by appointment only.

The Pastor of Families and Community Outreach is in the office on Monday and Tuesday from 9:00 am to 1:00 pm, and on Wednesday and Thursday from 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm.

Please email (wolfvillebc@gmail.com) or leave a phone message (902-542-5524) outside these hours.

If you have a pastoral emergency, please call 902-681-8239.  

Contact Us

Mobile Phone

Church Office: 1 902 542 5524

Mail

Church Office:  wolfvillebc@gmail.com

Rev Scott Kindred-Barnes, Senior Pastor

ministerwolfvillebaptist@gmail.com

Rev Ruth Tonn, Pastor of Families and Community Outreach

revruthwolfvillebaptist@gmail.com

Chaplain Jennifer Longley, Pastor of Congregational Care

jlongley@gmail.com

Dr. Heather Price, Director of Music

heather.price@acadiau.ca

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