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Pastor Zeth, Kristi and their three children

Pastor Zeth Staats - Senior Pastor

Pastor Zeth comes to us from Brantford, Ontario. He is originally from the First Nations Reserve outside of Hagersville, Ontario, but moved to Brantford just before high school. Central Baptist Church, Brantford, was Zeth's home church for his teen and college years. During this time, he was actively involved in many different ministries, including Vacation Bible School, praise and worship team, and teaching/preaching.

Zeth attended Liberty University in Lynchburg, VA to earn a Bachelor of Science in Religion, with the purpose of being called into full-time ministry. After three semesters on campus, Zeth moved back to Brantford to continue his studies online, and to be actively involved in his home church, Central Baptist Church.

Upon graduating, Zeth and his wife Kristy were married on July 18th, 2009, and found themselves in Orillia for an extended stay so that Kristy could finish her college program. It was during this time in Orillia that God called Zeth to pastor at two different churches. The first was Bethel Baptist Church in Orillia, where he ministered as a part-time youth/associate pastor. The second was Marchmont Baptist Church, just 10 minutes west of Orillia, where Zeth served as a full-time youth and children's pastor. It was during this last pastoral position that God blessed Zeth and Kristy with a daughter, Emery.

Following their time in Orillia, Zeth and his family found themselves back in Brantford. Zeth and Kristy continued to be involved at Central Baptist Church in various ministries as they awaited God's call to another pastoral position. That call came in November 2012, and was firmly established in the following months in the hearts of Zeth, Kristy, and Bethel Baptist Church, St. Catharines.

Zeth has always been passionate about the church. He truly believes that God can do something amazing with one church fully devoted to following Christ. With this in mind, Pastor Zeth seeks to lead the church that God has called him to by teaching and preaching God's Word, while encouraging the saints to be courageous in following Christ.