Amherstburg First Baptist Church was founded in 1836 by Anthony Binga. The founder was an escaped slave from Kentucky. AFBC is part of the Underground Railroad history and is also the Mother Church of Amherstburg Regular Baptist Church Association (ARMBA) in Ontario.
Although, originally started as a black congregation, AFBC has been ministering to, and with, people of diverse background, who are seeking to make Jesus the Lord, or have made Him the Lord of their lives.
The present building was erected in 1849 and Anthony Binga became the first Pastor.
Through his zeal for evangelism and his yearning heart for outreach, the Church launched the dissemination of the gospel to Chatham, Harrow, Niagara regions, Toronto and Detroit. Like any other institution, we have faced a lot of challenges; yet, we have been undaunted. The building has experienced some structural problems but the Lord has made them surmountable for us. As it is written, "....though our outward man perish, yet the inward man is renewed day by day." (2 Cor 4:16).
We are excited in the Lord always to move the Church forward at His command since it is His promise to build His Church and the gates of hell are incapable of prevailing against it.( Mathew 16:18 )
Another milestone we reached in the history of our Church is the national historical designation on July 2012 by Parks Canada. We are glad for such a recognition that has put us more in the limelight of Canadian history but equally grateful to the Lord who has enabled us to carry His Torch of the gospel for these many years and still going.
We are a member of the Canadian Baptists of Ontario and Quebec http://baptist.ca/ec -
232 George Street, Amherstburg Ontario N9V 2E9 •519-736-4646