John H. Castle (1830-1890) is the 12th essay in A Noble Company, Volume 12, The Canadians

John H. Castle (1830-1890) is the 12th essay in A Noble Company, Volume 12, The Canadians

9th Oct 2019

Castle stressed that he did not “intend to do great things in coming” to Toronto, “for this is not in me.”. . .But he did expect that God would use “an humble, praying, harmonious church, united in its pastor, to secure great blessings for itself, for the city and country in which it is placed, and even for distant nations.”. . . Castle left the Jarvis Street church to become the president of Toronto Baptist College. Though his pastorate had only been a little more than eight years, he had led the church in a significant building program on Jarvis Street which has obviously shaped the life and worship of the congregation down to the present day. He was also a key player in the formation of what became McMaster University, an important Baptist institution. --Michael A. G. Haykin