Our Mission

A Rusagonis Baptist Church, our purpose is summed up in four short phrases:

What We Believe

We believe that there is only one God, and that He is perfect in every way.

We believe that the Bible is God’s truth, and that it is the perfect guide to empowered living.

We believe that every person is loved equally by God, and that God made us for relationship with Him.

We believe that the only way to have a relationship with God is to ask for and receive His forgiveness, that was made possible by his victory over death on a cross, and to allow His Holy Spirit to change us from the inside out.

We believe that all followers of Jesus should be part of a local church, and that it is the church’s responsibility to obey God, love one another, serve our world, and share God’s truth with others.

Our Ministry Leaders

Brent MacDonald
Brent MacDonaldPastor
Pastor Brent grew up in Keswick Ridge, and attended high school in Fredericton, so when he came to RBC from Nova Scotia in September 2002, with his wife Wendy and three children, it was sort of like coming home.
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Wendy MacDonald
Wendy MacDonaldChildren's Ministries
Wendy came on staff with a background in education in 2004. “Mrs. Wendy” (as she is known to the boys and girls), loves to laugh and play, and believes children could show grown-ups a thing or two about how to worship!
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Giselle Tranquilla
Giselle TranquillaMusic Ministries
Giselle joined our staff in the summer of 2017. When she’s not using her musical gifts to lead God’s people in worship, she also maintains another full-time gig as a clinical family counsellor in nearby Fredericton.
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Our roots

Rusagonis Baptist Church’s beginnings date all the way back to September, 1833, when a group of 21 individuals led by Brother George Garraty (a school teacher from Lincoln), felt the need for a Christian church to be established in Rusagonis.

The original name of the church was the *Rushagornish Free Christian Baptist Church.
Since that time, the church has seen many changes, including construction projects, church plants, name changes, and different approaches to ministry. But the message of the love of God through Jesus Christ has never changed.

On November 20, 1997, in order to accommodate a growing ministry, the church family relocated to it’s current location at 4 Whittaker Rd, where we now enjoy a contemporary, accessible facility, with ample space for our many activities.

*Note: The name Rusagonis (“where the rushing waters meet”) has gone through many spelling changes over the years. In addition to the current spelling, historical records sometimes read “Rushagornish” and even “Russiagornish”.