This essay on William Fraser (1801-1883) is the 7th chapter in our latest book - A Noble Company, Volume 12, The Canadians

This essay on William Fraser (1801-1883) is the 7th chapter in our latest book - A Noble Company, Volume 12, The Canadians

28th Aug 2019

Tiverton Baptist Church. . .was formally constituted with twenty-four members on June 4, 1855. . .Over twenty years of ministry, the Tiverton work flourished. Just as Fraser had widely itinerated in the Ottawa Valley, so it was in Bruce County. Often he had to blaze a trail through the woods as he went to preach in towns and villages like Port Elgin, Glammis, and North Bruce. When Fraser resigned the pastorate due to age and infirmity in October 1875, the church membership stood at 354, a figure which would not have included members dismissed to form other Baptist churches in the area, or those who might either have died or moved away from the district altogether. . . .much of this growth resulted from Fraser’s labors, year in, year out. -- Michael A. G. Haykin