Rev. John Ferguson
Contemporary Worship Gathering Director
Rev. John Ferguson has served as the Interim Bridge Worship Director since September 2014, however, he knows First Baptist well, as almost twenty years ago he served as the Minister of Youth and Visitation at First Baptist. Since then he has spent time on staff with Atlantic Baptist University (presently Crandall University) as both the Director of the Youth Leadership Certificate and lecturer in the program. John also served as the Pastor of Youth & Worship and more recently as the Pastor of Worship & Creative Arts at the Journey Church in Moncton.
John has been involved with various youth ministry and worship ministry events within the Canadian Baptists of Atlantic Canada (CBAC) over the past 30 years. He has led worship and been a part of the organizational leadership at numerous of CBAC’s youth, adult, and other events on many occasions including: Spring Forth, Bold & Alive, Tidal Impact, Oasis & other convention and non-convention events.
Creativity, vision, learning about and helping to develop 21st Century church culture, and thinking outside the box are John’s passion and heart in ministry.
With Music studies at Dalhousie University, a Bachelor of Arts in Religious Studies from Atlantic Baptist College, and a Master of Divinity from Acadia Divinity College and with his experience in both ministry and leading worship teams, John is able to bring a new dimension to our Contemporary Worship Gatherings. With his heart for the local church and his vision in wanting to see the church continue to change and grow as the culture around us continues to change and grow, John also brings focus to the need for us to continue to seek new ways of doing things. A talented musician, through his words and music John encourages people to grow in Christ. John is married to Cynthia and they have one son, Zachary, presently studying at UNB.