Our Leadership

Minister

Tim Johnson

Diana and Tim JohnsonTim Johnson is from Hamilton, Ontario, a graduate of Great Lakes Christian College (1969), and Whites Ferry Road Schools of Biblical Studies and Personal Evangelism in W. Monroe, Louisiana (1975). From 1976-2004, Tim and his wife, Diana, planted and nurtured the church in Moncton, New Brunswick. They moved to Alberta in August 2004 to help the Edmonton Church of Christ develop and plant a new congregation on the south-side, now in its 7th year. In 2011, they moved to Ontario and Tim became the evangelist of the Barrie Church of Christ. He and his wife, Diana, have four adult sons and seven grandchildren.

Elders

Bob Baylis

Bob BaylisBob Baylis and his wife, Margie, were both born and raised in Toronto. They were married in 1953 and have three children, ten grandchildren and three great grandchildren. Bob and Margie worshiped at the old Mapleview congregation and later with the Bayview congregation where Bob served first as a deacon and then as an elder. Bob’s career took them to St. Catharines where they worshiped with the Ontario Street congregation for nine years. After retirement, Bob and Margie moved to Barrie and now worship with the Barrie Church of Christ where Bob serves as an elder.

Russ Cosby

Russ CosbyRuss Cosby is from southern Ontario and he and his family have lived and worked in areas of Ontario stretching from St. Catharines to North Bay. Russ and his wife Sharon settled in Barrie in mid 1995 and have attended the Barrie Church of Christ since then. Russ was appointed as an elder on October 15, 1999 and in addition to these duties, periodically teaches the Sunday morning adult Bible class and fills in with other teaching responsibilities for the congregation from time to time. Russ and Sharon have two adult children and one granddaughter.

Deacons

Karl Klemm

Karl KlemmKarl Klemm was born and raised in North Bay, Ontario where he was baptized at the age of 13. He met his wife, Debbie, while training with the military in Kingston, Ontario. They were married in 1989 and are the proud parents of two boys, Ryan and Mitchell, who were both baptized in September 2012. Their family moved to Barrie in 1995 and Karl was appointed as a Deacon in 2009. The entire Klemm family continues to be active servants and members of the church.

Rudy dela Cruz

Rudy dela CruzRudy dela Cruz was born in Cagayan de Oro, Philippines and was added to the Lord’s church in 1977. He studied Civil Engineering at University in the Philippines, however he immigrated to Canada in 1980 before he was able to graduate. He worshiped with the Harding Ave. congregation where he met his wife Marilyn. They married in 1986 and have three children who are members of the Lord’s church. The dela Cruz family moved to Barrie in 1998 and they serve the Lord with the abilities that they have been blessed with.