At our core are key Baptist Women volunteer leaders who work in every association in our convention (Canadian Baptists of Ontario and Quebec). They communicate our vision and mission to women at large across all our churches.
Executive director Brenda Mann leads a staff of one full time and three part time employees. Two home missionaries are also part of the staff team.
Led by president Cheryl Peck, a board of nine enthusiastic women from across our churches guide and govern all the work that is done by our organization.
Over 130 years of witness
This is Baptist Women’s story. It only hints at the vision, courage and commitment of the missionaries, leaders and local church women who have faithfully obeyed Christ’s call to help others become His disciples. That is a much larger story.
1876: Overseas mission begins
A.V. Timpany, a pioneer missionary to India, meets with influential Baptist women in Montreal and Toronto. He urges them to shine the light of Christ into the dismal lives of women and children in India. In response, the women organize two women's Baptist Foreign Mission Societies, one for Eastern Ontario and Quebec, and one for Ontario West. Through these societies, women in local churches formed groups to pray, learn, send, and support women missionaries and their work, first in India and later in Bolivia and Africa. In the first 100 years they sent and supported 76 missionary doctors, nurses, teachers, and women's workers.