In 1856, the 2nd Preston Baptist Church was established which in 1879, the congregation reorganized at the New Road settlement, now called North Preston, under the leadership of Rev. James Thomas, and became known as St. Thomas United Baptist Church. Rev. Thomas, a Welshman by birth, took over the legacy of Rev. Preston. Richard Preston would go on to form the African Baptist Association which served as sort of “Black’ Maritime Baptist Convention. When established the number of original members was 33. Today, Saint Thomas Baptist Church has a total of 964 members.

Today, Saint Thomas Baptist Church has a total of 964 members
. Due to the growth of the membership, the church has been physical expanded several times. In 1972, an addition was constructed to be used as a Christian Education Centre. In 2005, extensive renovations were made to compensate for a capacity of 1000 in total. Under the present leadership of Rev. Wallace Smith Sr., our Senior Pastor, Saint Thomas Baptist Church has grown immensely, with an increasing membership, and is striving in the various ministries such as a growing Sunday School, our Evangelism Committee, Healing School/Women of Faith Prayer Warriors, Saint Thomas Brotherhood, B.Y.F., Ladies Auxiliary, Women’s Missionary Society, Silent Worship Ministry and 5 Choirs who minister in music, namely; Senior Choir, Hallelujah Praise Choir, Community Gospel Choir, Junior Choir and the Saint Thomas Mass Choir plus our two Praise and Worship Teams.
God has truly blessed our church and we welcome you in the name of Our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. We pray that you have received a blessing during your visit to our church and extend an open invitation to all to come and join us for a time of praise, worship and fellowship.

‘Behold, I will do a new thing; now it shall spring forth….I will even make a way in the wilderness…’ Isaiah 43:19

Saint Thomas Baptist
Church 35 Simmonds Road
North Preston, Nova Scotia, Canada  
B2Z 1A3
Phone 902 435-4372

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Church Mission Statement
As Christians, We are to Glorify God
Our United Worship and
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