The Green Years (1975-1981)
In August 1976, assisted by Pastor Don Donesky, Pastor Glover baptized three new individuals. The next month, the Brampton Church held its first communion service. By then, Pastor Otto Drew from Plymouth, England had succeeded Pastor Glover, who was returning to Andrews University.
The Church grew through evangelistic meetings in the late 1970s, and so moved into a larger building, the Augsburg Lutheran Church building at 224 Mill Street, Brampton. Pastor Brian Juriansz became the next pastor after the Conference decided to link Brampton and Mississauga as district churches sharing the same pastor. In July 1978, the Conference linked Brampton with Richmond Hill and Pastor Enoch Anderson became the new leader. Under Pastor Anderson's guidance, the membership increased from 68 to 74 members. He, in turn, was succeeded in August 1980 by Pastor Frederick Pearse.
The Blue Years (1981-1986)
During the blue years, the Brampton Church felt the desire to move into a larger building. The church was confronted with many hardships, such as the need for a larger building to house their congregation. Fortunately, no problem was strong enough to subside the spirit of God working through the members of the Brampton Church.
The Orange Years (1986-1991)
The Purple Years (1991-1996)
Purple is the colour of victory. By the grace of God, our successes were due to God's leadership, symbolically reminding us of how He led the Israelites through the wilderness, and they entered the promised land successfully. We give God the honour, glory, praise, and thanks for enabling us to cut the green ribbon at the doors which led us into our own church building! "Hitherto has the Lord helped us" (1 Sam. 7:12) ... and beyond!
To meet the growing needs of the Church, Pastor Wayne Williams, was appointed Associate Pastor of the Brampton Church in 1996. He catered to the needs of the church's considerable youth representation. He began the Youth Rap, which was held at the Church on Friday nights, to give the youth a safe forum to discuss their thoughts, opinions, and neede.
The Red Years (1996-2001)
In 1996, the Brampton Church gave birth to the Ruth company. The search for a place of worship was led by Ronald Brown and Carmelle Spence, and the Heart Lake Presbyterian Church was rented. On January 30, 1999, Ruth celebrated its ascension to full church status. Pastor Williams was succeeded by Associate Pastor Reynold
The Red years saw an increase in vigour from the various Church departments; to mention a few: the Women's Ministry organized retreats to strengthen families; the Health department organized vegetarian cooking classes; the Pathfinders have grown enormously over the years; Literature Evangelists have distributed numerous copies of Ellen G. White's writings and megabooks throughout the community; and the Personal Ministries department raised money for relief work throughout the world and also offered Bible studies in the community. Throughout our history, the Lord has graciously enabled members of the Brampton Church to perform missionary work throughout the world, in places such as British Columbia, Quebec, Mexico, Jamaica, China, Japan, and South Korea.
As the world's history comes to a close and the Lord's return draws closer, the role of the Church becomes crucial. We still have a vision to expand to meet the growing needs of the congregation, and to provide services to the community. We know that we can do all things through Christ, for He has led us in the past, and He has promised to lead us in the future. On this twenty-fifth anniversary, He has brought us this far by faith. "Ebenezer! Hitherto has the Lord helped us!"