Welcome To

Victoria Ave Baptist Church

Belleville, Ontario Canada
God showed how much He loved us by sending his only Son into the world so that we might have eternal life.
This is real love. It is not that we loved God but that He loved us and sent his Son as a sacrifice to take away our sin.
– 1 John 4:9-10 (NLT) 
WELCOME!
Whether you are a first time surfer or a returning friend, we are glad that you stopped by our website! 
Victoria Avenue Baptist Church is proud to be loving Belleville from the heart of the city for since 1873!
We believe that God wants us to show his love to all whom we come in contact with.  It is our desire to not only learn about His love, but we want to live it and share it.  
meet our pastor
Rev. Richard Smith
Pastor Richard has been serving at VABC since January 2017.  He was born in Brockville, ON but very quickly moved on to live in Quebec, Nova Scotia, Kentucky, Indiana, Manitoba, Virginia, Missouri, Florida, and now back to Ontario.  He has been married to Korie-Lynn for over 15 years and is the father of two boys. He is proud to admit to being the 4th generation of pastors in his family.
 
Pastor Richard holds a Bachelor of Church Music from Winnipeg Bible College (now Providence University College and Seminary) and a Master of Divinity degree from Providence Theological Seminary.
 
He enjoys music, having sung professionally with the CBC Hymn Sing program.  He enjoys cake decorating, cooking, musicals, and travelling and is a self-proclaimed “tacky tourist.”
 
 As a pastor, he loves to see the lightbulbs go on as people realize the love that their Heavenly Father has for them and loves the fact that Jesus wants to have a personal relationship with all of his children!