Our Minister

Minister - Mike Rattee

Rev. Mike Rattee comes to Farringdon after 8 years as Lead Minister of an Independent Church in Waterloo, ON. Mike is ordained as a North American Baptist Minister, has pastored in four churches, taught in three theological schools, and had three different sales & marketing jobs – all in South Western Ontario. He was educated at Emmanuel Bible College (Kitchener), Tyndale Seminary (Toronto), Wilfrid Laurier University (Waterloo), and Emmanuel College (University of Toronto).
His greatest passion is to preach and teach the Bible in such a way that people hear from God and are moved to respond to His gracious call on their lives. Mike also loves investing in children and youth so that they “grow up in wisdom, stature, in favour with God & in favour with others.” (Luke 2:42)
Mike is married to Lisa Onbelet and they have a young son, John, who keep them running. Lisa. also a Baptist seminary graduate, is gifted in teaching, writing, singing. and Christian spirituality. When not in church, they both enjoy gardening, music, swimming, walking their Cocker Spaniel, and building projects with John.
Do not hesitate to contact Mike if you need spiritual help for you, or your family, or have questions about God and this church. Remember: a burden shared grows lighter and a joy shared grows greater.