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About the Minister

Minister of the Congregation

The Reverend Deborah Dempsey, B.A., M.Div.

The Reverend Deborah Dempsey began her ministry in Brantford in October 2008. She had previously served as Minister of First Baptist Church, Ottawa (1996-2008). A graduate of McMaster University and McMaster Divinity College, Deborah was ordained in MacNeill Baptist Church, Hamilton, in 1984.

Prior to her ministries, Deborah was a teacher at a private high school in Ottawa (1993-1995), and a professor in the School of English at Sheridan College (1980-1993). During this time, she held several interim ministry positions. From 1980-1985, she also served as Hospital Visitor for the Niagara-Hamilton Baptist Association.

While in Ottawa, Deborah was instrumental in the development of Discovery University, a program which brought together community partners and social agencies to provide university-level education to persons who are experiencing homelessness or living on low income. She also completed the Post-Diploma Certificate, Dementia Studies, at Algonquin College in 2001.

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First Baptist Church

Brantford, Ontario

70 West Street

Brantford, ON N3T 3E7

(519) 753-2406



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