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

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, were married in 1985 and 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 Stephen Todd's final Sunday is Nov. 24th. We have been very blessed having this preacher, teacher and shepherd among us these past 6 years. God bless you and Marlene as you follow the Lord's Will for your lives.


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.

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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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The FEB CENTRAL REGION of the Fellowship of Evangelical Churches in Canada, is comprised of 276 churches across Ontario and English-speaking Quebec. Its mission is to equip and resource the local Church to develop leaders, plant churches and maximize church health, in a spirit of mutual co-operation.

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Worship Services

  • Sunday Morning Worship Services begin at 10:30am with a mix of contemporary and traditional music led by a variety of worship teams. Pastor Steve leads a congregation of 350-400 in a meaningful message directly from God's Word.
  • Sunday Evening Worship Services begin at 6pm with traditional hymns. One of our pastors brings a message to a group of 100 people in attendance.

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  • Sunday School begins at 9:15am every Sunday during the entire year. There are Bible Study Classes for every age group including 3 adult bible classes and an ESL Class for Koreans.
  • 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 FAMILY NIGHT 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.


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What's Happening @ CBC


  • Community Dinner

    December 21, 2019
    This Christmas we are reaching out to the homeless and the poor on Dec. 21st @5pm. A full turkey dinner will be served and gifts of warmth will be given. 
  • Busy Bees

    December 09, 2019
    Begins at 1:30pm in the chapel. All ladies welcome!
  • Northland Gardens Christmas Dinner

    December 05, 2019
    Central is hosting a turkey dinner for the families of Northland Gardens tonight @5pm. If you would like to help serve, contact Dave Rogelstad.
  • MAJORS 55+

    November 28, 2019
    You are invited to MAJORS 55+ beginning at 10:30am with a special feature & a Christmas Luncheon. Cost $13.00
  • Pastor Steve & Marlene Todd's Final Sunday

    November 24, 2019
    Pastor Steve & Marlene Todd's final day with us at Central. A luncheon is planned for all to attend.
  • Men's Breakfast

    November 23, 2019
    Begins at 8am for all men and their sons.
  • Adult Bible Study & Prayer

    November 20, 2019
    Adult Bible Study & Prayer led by Mr. Lars Janssen, Pastoral Intern. Location : Chapel
  • Men's Bible Study

    November 20, 2019
    Study in the Book of John begins at 6:30pm in Room #111.
  • Ladies' Precept Bible Study

    November 20, 2019
    Begins at 9:15am in Parlour 2 studying the Book of John. Refreshments and babysitting provided.
  • Family Night ~ Awana, Pioneer Clubs, Youth

    November 20, 2019
    Begins at 6:30pm to 8pm. 
  • Deacons' Board Meeting

    November 19, 2019
    Begins at 6:30pm
  • Community Dinner

    November 16, 2019
    Central invites all those who need a hot nutritious meal to come to the community dinner. Doors open at 4pm for coffee, tea and juice. Dinner is served right at 5pm while quantities last. If you are struggling to make ends meet then please come and be welcomed by volunteers who will greet you with the love of Jesus.

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