Welcome to CBC

Central Baptist Church is an awesome church family
who holds fast to the teachings of Jesus Christ, our Lord and Saviour.
We strive to worship, grow and serve.

We are dedicated to serving others in Jesus' Name through our summer Central Soccer Ministry, Vacation Bible School, Mom2Mom gatherings, Community Outreach Dinners, Seniors' MAJORS 55+, Youth Growth Groups, Family Nights, Small Group Bible Studies, and our commitment to supporting Missionaries all around the world.

What We Do

At Central we seek to honour Christ in our worship,
encourage one another in our daily lives,
train believers in God’s Word,
and reach out to a hurting world.


Our Spiritual Leaders

Central is blessed to have three pastors to teach us and lead us in Biblical truths.
Pastors Steve Todd, Alan Rietberg, & Jeremy Heikkinen


Pastor Stephen Todd
Senior Pastor


Pastor Steve and his wife, Marlene, have two wonderful children. Melissa and David. David is married to Kyla and they have a daughter, Olivia. Pastor Steve was born in Belfast, lived in Kitchener, graduated from London Bible College, and earned his Doctor of Ministry from Grand Rapids Baptist Seminary. Over the years Pastor Steve and Marlene have served together at Wortley Baptist Church in London, Gladstone Baptist Church, Harrow Baptist Church and now Central Baptist Church Brantford. We are thankful to God for both Pastor Steve and Marlene who love us all so much. Pastor Steve's spiritual gifts of teaching and preaching have made an impact upon our lives. His messages on Sundays always bring sound biblical teachings directly from the Word of God. You will be drawn deeper into Scripture as Pastor Steve leads you through the books of the Bible. Presently we are learning a great deal about ISAIAH, the first of the major prophets. Join us in worship and a deeper understanding of God's Word.

Pastor Alan Rietberg
Associate Pastor


Pastor Alan and his wife, Helen have been married since 1974 and have two adult sons, Josh and Jon, and are blessed with 4 grandchildren. Pastor Alan graduated from Radio Broadcasting and Central Baptist Seminary in Toronto. After returning from a missions trip with Sudan Interior Mission, Pastor Alan served as Youth Pastor at Temple Baptist Church in Cambridge, Senior Pastor at Shenstone Baptist Church in Brantford and now is a vital part of our Pastoral Team at Central Baptist Church Brantford. Pastor Alan and Helen minister to the seniors through MAJORS, an opportunity for seniors to come and socialize, to hear a speaker and enjoy a catered luncheon together. Pastor Alan visits and prays with the sick in hospital and the shut-ins in their homes and seniors residences. Pastor Alan is also a great communicator of all the events and activities around Central. At heart, Pastor Alan is an evangelist who dedicates his life to sharing the gospel of Jesus Christ.

Pastor Jeremy Heikkinen
Associate Pastor


Pastor Jeremy and his wife, Jessi, have been married since 2009 and are blessed by God with two children, Emmalee and Luke. Pastor Jeremy earned a B.A. in Biblical Studies having attended the Word of Life Bible Institute in Schroon Lake NY, Jerusalem University in Israel, and Cairn University in Philadelphia. In addition, Pastor Jeremy is a certified Biblical Counselor with the Association of Biblical Counselors. He is currently pursuing a Master's Degree in Biblical Counseling through Faith Seminary in Indiana. Central is richly blessed to have Pastor Jeremy and his wife, Jessi, ministering among us in counseling, and serving our children, youth, and young families towards a life based on scripture. You will find them both actively involved in Youth Growth Groups, Friday Night Hang Time, and at THE HIVE. Pastor Jeremy also loves riding motorcycles, playing music, working out, coaching basketball, or having a good cup of coffee! Feel free to join him for a ride or cup of Starbucks.

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Central Baptist Church

300 Fairview Drive
Brantford, ON
N3R 2X6

(519) 752-3778

Church Office Secretary ~ Brenda Kerr
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Worship Services

  • On Sunday Mornings the worship service begins at 10:30am with a mix of contemporary and traditional music and a message directly from God's Word by Pastor Steve. Communion is celebrated monthly. There are approximately 350 people who join together to worship on Sunday mornings.
  • On Sunday Evenings there is another worship service at 6pm with traditional music and a message from God's Word by one of our pastors. There are approximately 100 people who come together for evening worship.
Central Studies
  • Sunday School begins at 9:15am every Sunday during the entire year. There are Bible Study Classes for every age group. Come to either of the two entrances to our church and the friendly greeters at the doors will show you where the classes are located. There are 3 adult bible classes and several classes for each age group among the children and youth.
  • Weekly Bible Studies are held Monday to Saturday in homes and at the church. Connect with us by calling the church office to ask about where you may get connected with others.
  • Every Wednesday evening there is a Family Night from 6:30pm to 8pm with groups for children, youth and an Adult Men's Bible Study. Registration for these groups begins at the end of August. Check back on this Welcome page or on our facebook page.

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What's Happening at CBC


  • Essentials of Inductive Bible Study ~ Workshop

    September 19, 2019
    This is a 3 hour workshop to introduce you to the most essential skills for Inductive Bible Study so you can personally interact with God's Word, understand its meaning, and apply it to your life. The workshop begins at 6:30pm in Parlour 2 with light refreshments. Cost is FREE but a $10 donation is appreciated.
  • Family Day & Baby Welcoming

    September 15, 2019
    There will be a Family Dedication during the Morning Worship Service with several families participating. Immediately following the service there will be light refreshments and a Baby Welcoming for several newborns and their families in the gym. Come to this 'meet & greet'. Parents with infants or children who wish to participate please contact Barb Beal, Nursery Co-ordinator, or the Church Office.
  • "HOLD FAST" Day in the Word Conference

    September 07, 2019
    Conference continues today from 8:30am to 4pm.
  • "HOLD FAST" Day in the Word Conference

    September 06, 2019
    "HOLD FAST" begins on Friday evening at 7pm but come early to the Registration Tables. We are sorry to inform you that this conference with Kay Arthur and her son, David, is SOLD OUT. Please call Customer Service at Precept Ministries Canada to be added to the Waiting List (877)234-2030
  • First Day of School

    September 03, 2019
  • Quarterly Membership Meeting

    August 25, 2019

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