ABOUT US

The best way to get to know us is by coming by for a visit! We trust you will encounter a community that worships God and loves others. You will be greeted by someone at the door who will answer any questions you have about the service. An usher will take you to a comfortable place to sit in the sanctuary. In the Lobby, there is an Information Table that has additional resources. Check out the info below about our services, some of our leaders, and a basic statement of what we believe. 

 

SUNDAY SERVICES

10 AM
Low-German Service (Sanctuary)
Children’s Sunday School (Classroom Area)
Adult Discipleship (Fellowship Hall)
 
11 AM
Main Worship Service (Sanctuary)
Nursery Service Provided (3mo – 3yrs)
 
6 PM
Check the Calendar for Evening Service schedules.

Franz Friesen

Pastor
Franz was born in Mexico. He grew up in Aylmer, and his occupational background is in architectural design and building construction. He is married to Karolyn, and they have four children. They accepted the call to lead the Bradley Street Church of God in 2011.

Ruben Reisdorf

Assistant Pastor
Ruben grew up in Alberta, but moved to Aylmer when he married his wife, Andrea. A mechanic by trade, he entered pastoral ministry in 2013 in Kelowna, BC. He has been our assistant pastor since the spring of 2016. The couple has four young children.

Rick Friesen

Chair, Board of Trustees
Rick has lived most of his life in the Aylmer area. He is married to Anne and they have two boys. He has aviation, trucking, and accounting in his background and now operates a small business with partners from the area. Rick also serves the church in the teaching ministry.

Ute Peters

Church Secretary
Ute was born in Germany and was employed in her early adult years in Toronto. She moved to Aylmer when she married her husband Jake. They have two young sons.

Janet Krahn

Children’s Ministries Director
Janet is originally from the Aylmer area and attended the Bradley Street Church of God for parts of her growing up years. Her career training is in early childhood education and social work. She is married to Jake, and they have four young children.

Sara Ens

Leader of Greeting Ministry

Sara grew up in Tillsonburg and married Roy Ens in Aylmer, where they live with their two small children. After finishing her education in New Brunswick, she is now a French teacher in the Thames Valley District School Board.  

Pete Knelsen

Lead Usher
Pete was born in Bolivia and moved to Aylmer with his family as a young boy. He is married to Marian and they have three children. Pete operates a small business in London and has been involved in the Usher ministry many years.

Julie Neufeld

Music Ministry Director

Julie was born and raised in the Aylmer area. She studied music at Western and has a passion for worship. She is married to Abe, and the couple resides in Aylmer.

WE BELIEVE…

  • There is one God, the Creator and Preserver of all things, infinite in being and perfection. He exists eternally in three Persons: the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit, who are of one substance and equal in power and glory. 
  • God created Adam and Eve in his own image. By disobedience, they fell from their sinless state through the temptation by Satan. This fall plunged them and their progeny into a state of sin and spiritual death, and brought upon all humanity the sentence of eternal death. From this condition we can be saved only by the grace of God, through faith, on the basis of the work of Christ, and by the agency of the Holy Spirit.
  • The eternally pre-existent Son became incarnate without human father, by being born of the Virgin Mary. Thus, in the Lord Jesus Christ, divine and human natures were united in one Person, both natures being whole, perfect, and distinct. To effect salvation, Jesus lived a sinless life and died on the cross as the sinner’s substitute, shedding his blood for the remission of sins. On the third day he rose from the dead in the body which had been laid in the tomb. He ascended to the right hand of the Father, where he performs the ministry of intercession. He shall come again, personally and visibly, to complete his saving work and to consummate the eternal plan of God.
  • The Holy Spirit is the third Person of the Triune God. He applies to man the work of Christ. By justification and adoption we are given a right standing before God; by regeneration, sanctification, and glorification our nature is renewed. The Holy Spirit continually draws believers closer to God, transforms them into the image of Christ, empowers them for ministry, and distributes spiritual gifts to the church.
  • When we have turned to God in penitent faith in the Lord Jesus Christ, we are accountable to God for living a life separated from sin and characterized by the fruit of the Spirit. It is our responsibility to contribute by word and deed to the universal spread of the Gospel.
  • The one universal church consists of all those who are saved by God’s grace through faith in Jesus Christ. Thus, a local congregation such as ours is only one of the many and varied expressions of God’s universal church. The primary purpose of the church is to use every possible means to advance the kingdom of God. 
  • Special ordinances were given to the church by the Lord. They include baptism by immersion (Matthew 28:18-20, Acts 8:26-40), communion (Acts 2:42-46), and foot-washing (John 13:14). 
  • That at the end of the age, the bodies of the dead shall be raised. The righteous shall enter into full possession of eternal bliss in the presence of God, and the wicked shall be condemned to eternal destruction.