We are simply a group of men and women from all walks of life who have trusted the Lord Jesus Christ as our personal Saviour.
Through His death, we have received the forgiveness of sins and are granted eternal life. (Romans 3:23)
We desire to obey His word by meeting according to the teaching of the Bible.
We do not have an affiliation with a denomination.
We do not take any organizational names.
We meet in simple buildings called Gospel Halls only because the gospel is preached to all who will listen.
Many such groups meet in a similar manner around the world following the teachings of the Bible
We call ourselves brethren and sisters because we are each born into the family of God by faith alone.
We do not have a creed or church constitution.
We follow what is taught in the Bible
We practice baptism by immersion for those who
accept Christ as Saviour and Lord,
as the Lord Jesus instruction in Mark 16:15,16
and practiced by the early church as in Acts 2:41
and Acts 10:47,48, and taught in Romans 6:3-5
What we Believe
- In the Holy Scriptures original writings of the Old and New Testament as the Word of God verbally inspired and without error.
- The Bible is complete with 66 books , and is the complete revelation of God for us
(2 Timothy 3:16,17) (2 Peter 1:21)
- That the Godhead exists eternally in three equal persons Father, Son, and Holy Spirit, yet one God. (Genesis 1:1) (John 1:30) (John 17:5)
- That Jesus is the only begotten and eternal Son of God born into this world of the virgin Mary, truly God and truly man without sin, and incapable of sinning (Luke 1:35) (John 1:1) (John 3:5)
- That mankind is totally depraved, and therefore under the sentence of death from which he cannot deliver himself by his own efforts, prayers, or religious observations.
(Romans 3:23) (Ephesians 2:8,9)
- That the Lord Jesus Christ was crucified and died as a sufficient sacrifice for all sin of the human race, and is the only Mediator between God and man.
(1 Timothy 2:5,6) (1 John 2:2)
- That the Lord Jesus Christ was physically raised from the dead, ascended bodily into Heaven, and now sits on the right hand of God as all believers advocate
(1 Corinthians 15:4) (Acts 1:9) (1 John 2:1)
- That anyone who accepts Jesus Christ as Lord and Saviour by faith alone, is born into the family of God, receives the gift of eternal life, and enjoys the forgiveness of their sins.
(John 1:12) (John 3:16) (John 10:28) (1 John 2:12)
- That the Lord Jesus is coming back to earth, first to claim those who believe on Him, and then later to set up His millennial kingdom.
(John 14:3) (1 Thessalonians 4:15-17)
(2 Thessalonians 1:7-10) (Revelation 1:7)
Breaking of Bread
Sundays 9:30am - 11am
The Breaking of Bread meeting
is the central point of our gatherings.
The Bible instructs us to break the bread in remembrance of the Lord Jesus Christ until He returns
11:30am - 12:30pm
Under the loving and trusted care
of Christian teachers, children are taught the importance of salvation through reading Bible stories and memorizing Bible verses
Sundays 11:45am - 12:30pm
Tuesdays 7:30pm - 8:30pm
Lead by different men in the assembly, the Bible Readings are meant to encourage and teach what God is trying to speak to us in His Word.
This time allows the men to ask questions and help develop the answers together, using God’s Word, The Bible
All are welcome!
During this short prayer session
men in the assembly
pray for the needs of others.
“And this is the confidence that we have toward him, that if we ask anything according to his will he hears us”
1 John 5:14 ESV
Sundays 7pm - 8pm
The gospel meeting delivers the message that Christ died for our sins
He was buried and raised
on the third day according to
the Scriptures. (1 Corinthians 15:3,4)
All are welcome to attend! No Collection
During the winter of 1880-1881,
Mr. Alexander Marshall arrived in Orillia from Scotland, preaching a simple message that
Christ Jesus had died on the cross was buried and raised again from the dead by the power of God.
He preached that through faith anyone could have eternal life, complete forgiveness of sins
and peace with God.
Many believed this message, and gathered in the name of
The Lord Jesus Christ, according to the teaching of the Word of God without any denominational affiliation.
The gospel meetings were originally held in a local YMCA building, eventually they moved in the Kennedy building at the southwest corner of Peter and Mississauga Streets in an upstairs hall.
In early 1881, a baptism was held for eleven converts in the chilly waters of Lake Couchiching near Cedar Island. On April 17th, a small group of these believers, (nicknamed “Marshallites” after the preacher) met for the first time in Quinn’s Hall to celebrate the
Lord’s Supper according to the request of the Lord Jesus Christ recorded in Luke 22:19,20 and the practice of the early disciples in Acts 20:7
During that year, over 200 believers were baptized in this area, and other similar groups of Christians formed in local communities such as Foxmead, Warminister, and Severn Bridge.
Later, the group in Orillia gathered at the Shaftebury Hall on Mississauga Street.
Mr. Robert Teifer also had gospel meetings in another upstairs hall at
9 Andrew Street North, known as Dominion Hall.
In September 1907, a gospel hall had been built at 56 West Street North was opened, and this served as the gathering place for 71 years.
Shortly after these years, a division took place between the members of the group, and part of the company returned to Dominion Hall at
9 Andrew Street North.
During the Great Depression, the congregation purchased a small piece of property and erected a new building at 30 Andrew Street South spite of financial difficulties of the times.
The building was known as “Dominion Gospel Hall” in memory of the previous place of gathering. These Christians moved there in 1938, the congregation continues to meet there today.
We are compelled to thank God and recognize that