Who We Are
Renaissance : (lit) renew , reborn
The Renaissance Baptist Church of Brooklin opened for public services on Sunday, January 5th, 2003. For many months before that first Sunday, both prayers and plans were made by a number of Churches in the Durham region and Feb Central Church Planting regarding a new start at the former home of Meadowcrest Baptist Church.
Invited by these groups to become involved, Pastor and Church Planter John Blackman, his wife Janine and 3 daughters began seeking people with a passion for God. They were looking for those interested in the opportunity to begin something new, beginning in Brooklin and extending as far as God chooses. After about 6 months of ground work, God had blessed with a group of brave people and by “launch Sunday” a nucleus of a congregation had begun to form.
Years have passed since those Church Plant days, and while we are now an established congregation within the Fellowship of Evangelical Baptist Churches we still feel close to our new Church Plant identity!
We believe we are here on purpose. We feel specifically called to bring the Good News of Jesus to the village of Brooklin. We have room for you to come and hear what that is about. If you are already a Christ Follower new to the area, we would love to have you join with us as we seek to be faithful witnesses right here where you live!