What we believe

We embrace the Apostles’ Creed and the Nicene Creed which are recognized by Christians around the world.

We are a congregation of the Presbyterian Church in America and we belong to the Eastern Canada Presbytery. We subscribe to the Westminster Confession of Faith.

  • We believe the Bible to be the inspired, the only infallible, authoritative Word of God.
  • We believe that there is one God, eternally existing in three persons: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.
  • We believe in the deity of our Lord Jesus Christ, in His virgin birth, in His sinless life, in His miracles, in His vicarious and atoning death through His shed blood, in His bodily resurrection, in His ascension to the right hand of the Father, and in His personal return in power and glory.
  • We believe that the Bible teaches that salvation is through faith in Jesus Christ alone, believing that he lived a perfect, sinless life in our place and died the death we deserved to die in our place so that we could enter into a personal, permanent, family relationship with God as His adopted children.
  • We believe that every believer in Christ is indwelled by the Holy Spirit, who is a guarantee of our ultimate salvation in Christ. The Holy Spirit convicts the world of sin and leads believers to live a humble, God-centered life.
  • We believe in the resurrection of both believers in Christ and unbelievers. Believers are raised to eternal life with God—the Bible calls this heaven and unbelievers are raised to eternal separation from God—the Bible calls this hell.
  • We believe in the spiritual unity of believers in our Lord Jesus Christ.

Our officers


Our pastor is Rev. Bill Radford.

Bill, a native of Michigan, is a university graduate in the field of speech and communication. As a new Christian, he was involved for several years with Campus Crusade for Christ at Kent State University in Ohio. Bill worked in the business world for several years before turning fulltime to the ministry. He received his Master of Divinity in 1995. Bill has planted and pastored churches in the US, including those in Indianapolis and Illinois.The Radfords moved from Chicago to Nova Scotia in 2013 where Bill began serving as pastor at Bedford Presbyterian Church. Bill and his wife Tracy have six adult children.


Left to right: Reid Campbell, Will Perrie, Peter Bustin, and Glenn Wadden


David Campbell, Honza Pokorny, and Edward Woolley

Pastor emeritus

Rev. Don Codling is our pastor emeritus.

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