Bayview Glen Church was founded as Avenue Road Church in 1941 in the heart of Toronto. For more than 35 years, the Avenue Road congregation grew both spiritually and numerically at its downtown location. In 1970, God gave Pastor Arnie Reimer a vision for a new church location where there would be great opportunity to reach the growing and increasingly diverse population of the GTA. In 1978 the first service was held here on the campus at Bayview and Steeles and the congregation became known as Bayview Glen Church. In 2018, Bayview Glen Church celebrated 40 years of productive ministry at our current location; the church stands on the shoulders of the visionary, sacrificial leadership of those that came before and continues to honour Jesus above all else.
We work together so that everyone everywhere can experience the love of God and live out their created purpose in Jesus. Bayview Glen Church maintains a strong commitment to biblical preaching, community service, international missions, and personal evangelism. And with over 100 nationalities represented on any given Sunday morning, the congregation reflects the diversity that has come to represent the GTA.
By 2030, BGC desires to be a family of 6000 disciples with 3000 actively engaged in Life Groups and 3000 on Serve teams. Our prayer is that God would use our church to transform individuals who transform our great city and then transform the world.