Today we are writing to share the news that Dr. Hal MacBain, one of the founders of the Fellowship, passed into the presence of his Lord on Friday, June 24th. Dr. MacBain would have celebrated his 100th birthday in August.
Dr. MacBain played a critical role in the formation of the Fellowship in the early 1950s and served as its first president from 1953–1954. He later pastored many Fellowship churches, served on the Board of Trustees of Central Baptist Seminary (now part of Heritage Seminary and College), and taught courses in pastoral theology, homiletics, and missiology. He also served as the Foreign Mission Board’s first secretary for seven years. After retirement in 1981, Hal took a number of interim pastorates and was preaching up until his ninetieth year!
Visitation will take place at Ostrander Funeral Home (43 Bidwell Street, Tillsonburg, ON) on Wednesday, June 29 from2:00-4:00 and 7:00-9:00. A celebration service will be held at North Broadway Baptist Church in Tillsonburg, ON (6 North St E., Tillsonburg, ON) on Thursday, June 30th at 11:00, with a light lunch to follow.
Please be in prayer for the MacBain family as they finalize details and remember the amazing man who left an indelible mark on their lives.
We thank and praise the Lord for the vital impact Hal MacBain had within our
Fellowship and the countless lives he impacted for Christ.
Administrative Assistant, Communication
The Fellowship of Evangelical Baptist Churches in Canada
(519) 821-4830 x 232 ~ fax (519) 821-9829 ~ www.fellowship.ca