Our Pastor

Pastor Stephen Kring was born and raised by Christian parents in Pennsylvania. The Lord saved him at an early age. After high school he attended and graduated from Toronto Baptist Seminary (B.Th.) and later from the University of Waterloo (B.A. with a major in Classical Studies). 

He accepted a call to the ministry at Bethesda Baptist Church in April of 1977 and continues to love being part of the family of God there. 

In 1978 he married Cheryl and the Lord has blessed them with a wonderful marriage and with 5 children (all married) and a growing number of grandchildren. 

Over the years, Stephen has served on the board of the Association of Regular Baptist Churches and also the Sovereign Grace Fellowship. He and Cheryl have also been to Malawi, Africa, to teach at the pastors’ and wives’ conference there. He has served as tutor for the Greek correspondence course with Toronto Baptist Seminary. 

His involvement in Delhi includes being the chaplain at the Delhi Long Term Care Centre and also the chess teacher at the Delhi Public School. 

His interests include playing trumpet, playing pickleball (you can Google it!) and camping, biking and cross-country skiing with Cheryl. 

 

But most of all Stephen loves to preach and teach God’s Word in an expository way. He is constantly amazed at how rich and relevant the Bible truly is. 

His burden is that more and more people in Delhi, young and old alike, would come to know and worship and serve the God of the Bible as they hear about His Son and our only Saviour, Jesus Christ. 

Our Church's Distinctives

Expository Preaching:  At all our services, we look at a book of the Bible, verse by verse, chapter by chapter, to see the meaning as God intended and its application to us today. 

Reverent, God-centred Worship:  In our services, we enjoy singing traditional hymns as well as carefully chosen modern worship songs, with musical accompaniment that does not focus on the performers or hurt the eardrums!
Sunday Evening Service:  In a day when fewer and fewer churches meet on Sunday evenings, we continue to love gathering to worship God and hear His Word.
Exclusive and Inclusive:  We believe that the Bible is the only infallible revelation of spiritual truth and that Jesus Christ is the only Saviour for sinners, but we warmly welcome people of all religious and non-religious backgrounds and persuasions to come to our services.  All are welcome to listen and ask questions.
The Sovereignty of God:  We believe that salvation is due to the power and grace of God from beginning to end.  While sinners are responsible to repent and believe, apart from the special work of God's grace in our hearts, we would never come to Him.  He alone is to be glorified, not us.
If you would like to learn more about what we believe, click here for our Statement of Faith.

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