Pastor Douglas McClain, having just returned from a pastorate in Isfahan, Iran, was led of the Lord to start New Testament Baptist Church in December of 1979. He, his wife Debbie, and two sons, had been visiting with close friends in St. Thomas, Ontario earlier in the year and felt God leading them to Hamilton. Later, God blessed them with two more children, a son and a daughter. In 1982, God led the church to establish a Christian School, and in 1985, a summer youth camp ministry called Camp Y.E.S. which operates for 4 weeks in August. Through the years, Pastor McClain has been privileged to teach several courses in a Canadian Bible College and to preach God’s Word in Baptist churches from coast to coast in Canada.