Senior Pastor

Rob Miner
Senior Pastor
Pastor Rob Miner

Pastor Robert (Rob) Miner has been Senior Pastor at Long Branch since April, 2008. He has previously pastored at Hespeler Baptist, Cambridge, ON  and Calvary Baptist, Burlington, ON. He is married to Patty and they have three adult children and five grandchildren; Caleb, Hudson, Carl, Julianna and Edmund. Their son, Jeffrey, who has Down Syndrome, lives with them and attends Long Branch, including its Friendship ministry. Daughter Andrea is married to Tyler Lisk and they serve in lay ministry at Cobblestone Church in Paris, Ontario. Daughter Joanna is married to Jesse James and they serve at Spring Garden Church in North York and Youth Unlimited respectively.

Rob is the youngest grandson of the wildlife conservationist, Jack Miner, from Kingsville , ON near Windsor. He had aspirations of being a professional baseball player as a teen and still loves to follow Major League Baseball. He has switched his allegiance from the Detroit Tigers to the Toronto Blue Jays!  He came to know Jesus Christ as his personal Lord and Saviour at the age of 15 at a Jack van Impe evangelistic meeting in Windsor in April 1970. He began attending the Cottam Baptist youth group and was baptized there in 1972 by Rev. Arnold Dallimore. He felt God’s call into full-time ministry in his final year at Kingsville High School and enrolled at Central Baptist Seminary in Toronto (now part of Heritage College and Seminary in Cambridge,ON).  It was there that he met and eventually married Patricia (Patty) Bowyer. Patty’s family were long time attenders of Emmanuel Baptist Church in Chatham, ON where Rev. Bob Brackstone pastored for many years. Rob and Patty both graduated from Central Baptist Seminary and the University of Waterloo. In 2000 , Rob graduated with an MTS (Master of Theological Studies) from Heritage Seminary.

Pastor Rob feels that his major strengths are in the pastoral care of God’s people and sharing the Gospel with individuals who don’t yet know the Lord. He enjoys getting involved in community outreach as well as the summer children’s outreach ministries. He loves to study and proclaim God’s Word week by week, mainly through an expository style of explaining the message of the Bible book by book. Patty is involved in the church’s prayer meetings, nursery, Children’s Church, the Friday morning clothing outlet ministry and the monthly “Time For You” women’s ministry.  Pastor Rob and Patty are thrilled to be at Long Branch, serving shoulder to shoulder with many godly dedicated people.

Rob Miner - Senior Pastor
Long Branch Baptist Church
Toronto, ON