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, and Small Group Bible Studies.

Jesus Christ is our Focus

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

Presently, Central's Pastors are Pastor Alan Rietberg & Pastor Jeremy Heikkinen.

Mr. Lars Janssen is our Intern who leads the Prayer Meeting and Bible Study on Wednesdays at 2pm.

Rev. Bob Snell brings the Sunday Evening message at 6pm.


Pastor Alan Rietberg
Associate Pastor


Pastor Alan and his wife, Helen were married in 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, were married in 2009 and are blessed by God with three children, Emmalee, Luke and Oliver. 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.


Lars Janssen
Pastoral Intern


Lars and his wife, Sarah were married at Central Baptist Church in 2006. They have four children: Leilah, Gideon, Elorah, and Amos, who all attend Central Baptist Academy (CBA). Lars has been a member of Central since he was 16 years old and has served in the church in various capacities ~ sound and media volunteer, a Sunday School teacher for both youth and college and careers, and Deacon. Over the past couple of years, God allowed a desire to grow in Lars’ heart to minister to God’s people as a pastor. In September 2019, Lars, a former Tool and Die Maker, is currently enrolled in a Graduate Certificate of Theological Studies at Heritage Seminary in Cambridge. At Central, Lars has been teaching through the book of Job at Wed. Prayer Meetings and will soon lead an Adult Sunday School class. In 2020 Lars will be team-preaching with the other pastors through the Book of Mark. Lars & Sarah and family look forward to what God will do in their lives during this two-year internship and in the years that follow.

Rev. Bob Snell will be bringing the message on Sunday Evenings at Central.

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Worship Services

  • Sunday Morning Worship Services begin at 10:30 am with a mix of contemporary and traditional music led by a variety of worship teams. Pastor Alan or Pastor Jeremy lead a congregation of 350-400 in a meaningful message directly from God's Word.
  • Sunday Evening Worship Services begin at 6pm with traditional hymns. Rev. Bob Snell will be bringing the evening messages. There are usually about 100 people in attendance.

    Sunday School - Bible Studies - Kids Club Night

  • Sunday School begins at 9:15am every Sunday for every age group including 3 adult bible classes.
  • Weekly Bible Studies are held Monday to Saturday in homes and at the church. Connect with us by calling the church office for more information on location and times.
  • Every Wednesday evening is KIDS CLUB NIGHT from 6:30pm to 8pm. Registration for the children's groups begins in early September. Check the 'What's Happening' on this home page for dates and times.


Get in Touch with Us

300 Fairview Drive
Brantford, ON
N3R 2X6

(519) 752-3778

Church Office Secretary ~ Brenda Kerr
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