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U.S. youth minister to lead Canadian Baptist groupcomment (0)

April 22, 2010

ETOBICOKE, Ontario — Baptists in Canada’s two most populous provinces will be led by a former youth minister and nonprofit officer.

Tim McCoy, who has served for the last four years as director of youth ministries for the Canadian Baptists of Ontario and Quebec (CBOQ), became the group’s executive minister, effective April 1. The suburban-Toronto-based organization said it expects the decision to be ratified by voters at the CBOQ assembly in June.

CBOQ, which is comprised of about 360 churches, cooperates with other regional and language-based Baptist conventions across Canada to form Canadian Baptist Ministries. The 1,000-church national denomination is separate from the Canadian National Baptist Convention, which is affiliated with the United States-based Southern Baptist Convention.

In addition to his work with Canadian Baptists, McCoy has been involved ecumenically and internationally with projects through the Baptist World Alliance and the Evangelical Fellowship of Canada. Prior to joining CBOQ’s staff, he was a youth minister in North Carolina. He has also worked as director of volunteer resources for the American Red Cross.

McCoy is a graduate of Mars Hill College and Pfeiffer University, both in North Carolina.

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