Pastor Paul and Karen Hudson

Pastor Paul and Karen Hudson

Pastor Paul began his ministry at Bethel Baptist Church in Fergus, Ontario in June 2009, after a 27 year career as an Air Navigator in the Canadian Forces. The Lord had begun to move in his life much earlier, leading him to begin part-time studies at Toronto Baptist Seminary in 2000, to continue at Central Baptist Theological Seminary in Virginia Beach from 2003-2004, and upon his retirement from the military in 2006, to The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in Louisville, KY, where he completed a Master of Divinity degree in May 2009.

Paul’s wife Karen has also studied deeply, through extension courses from Southeastern Theological Seminary when they lived in Norfolk, VA, and completing a Master of Arts in Theological Studies at The Southern Seminary in Louisville in 2008.  Karen is very much involved in women’s, seniors’ and children’s ministry at Bethel, counselling, teaching and supporting in numerous ways.

Paul and Karen have three grown children married to three wonderful Americans. They are tremendously thankful for them all.

Our focus at Bethel Baptist Fergus is on expository preaching and teaching, most often progressing chapter by chapter and verse by verse through whole books of the Bible.  We strive to rely upon the leading of the Holy Spirit for every word, and seek to be a blessing, encouragement, and challenge to children of God.

Our heart at Bethel is to encourage everyone bring glory and honour and praise to God, worshiping Him in every aspect of their lives, to loving one another as our Saviour has loved us, and being faithful and effective witnesses and messengers of the Good News of Jesus Christ wherever He takes us.