Reach North

Reach North is a ministry of Near North Baptist Church that encourages church planting in Northern Ontario.  For more information about this ministry please visit

Part of Reach North is the annual Baptist Friends conference held at Near North the third Friday & Saturday in July.  The first Baptist Friends conference was held in July of 2014 with pastors from Central and Northern Ontario.  Since then, the conference has grown with pastors and church members attending from all over Ontario and Quebec.

The aim of the Baptist Friends is to “Strengthen and Start New Testament Churches.”  The emphasis is on evangelism and church planting through supporting other churches, missionaries, and church planters of like faith and practice.  While the focus is primarily on church planting and evangelism in Northern Ontario, we recognize that God’s work is not limited to one specific area or region.

Baptist Friends is open to all pastors and church members who have a desire to see more evangelism and more churches started across Ontario and in the regions beyond.

Baptist Friends 2017 will be held on July 14th & 15th

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