Our History

New Testament Baptist Church held its very first services in a small rented hall on Concession Street, December 16, 1979. Pastor Douglas McClain, his wife Debbie, and their two young sons had just returned from serving an American church in Isfahan, Iran, and had come to Ontario to visit friends. God clearly burdened their hearts to begin an Independent Baptist Church in Hamilton. To the glory of God, that was accomplished and NTBC has faithfully stood as a lighthouse for the Gospel on Hamilton Mountain.