About Us:

Jon Ryttersgaard is currently a pastor at Covenant Baptist Church in Toronto, Canada. His wife, Mel, was born and raised in Barbados and together they have been experiencing a growing desire to move to Barbados with their sons, Maddox and Wade, to start a church.

Our mission is simply to be a Biblical church, being disciples and making disciples of Jesus, for the glory of God! Our vision is to be a church comprised of members from all walks of life, rallying around and united by our common bond in Christ rather than any other demographic like age, race, income level, other hobbies/interests...etc. We value being Bible-based, Christ-centred, maturity-focused, and mission-focused. 

We believe the Bible to be the supreme and complete authority in all matters of doctrine and practice. However, given that there is widespread disagreement about what the Bible actually teaches, we also hold to the 1689 Baptist Confession of Faith as an excellent summary of the basic teachings of the Bible. We do not accept this confession as an infallible and authoritative rule of faith on par with the Bible, but as an anchor and help in theological controversy.

We are planning, God-willing, to begin meeting in Barbados in September 2017.

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Please pray for this work because "unless the LORD builds the house, the builders labor in vain." (Psalm 127:1)

Where is Barbados?

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