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Our Story

Brookside started in the late 80s as a church plant in the west end of Ottawa. At first, we met in a public school and later broke ground at our Klondike Road location in Kanata. Our desire has always been to reach our community with the love of Christ. Over the years, we’ve seen God do great things in and through the lives of those connected to Brookside. God has been faithful, and we can’t wait to see all that he has in store for Brookside in the years to come.

Our Mission

We exist to help develop fully engaged followers of Jesus who seek God passionately, love one another sacrificially and share the gospel boldly.

Our Values

Our values are the things that guide us, shape us and inspire us as we pursue this mission together. They are part of what makes us unique:

Serve First
Am I putting Jesus and others ahead of myself?

Pull Together
Am I building alignment around our mission, vision and strategy?

Aim High
Am I going for extraordinary?

Make It Happen
Am I doing whatever it takes?

Laugh Hard
Is my joy in Jesus contagious?

Our Staff

Greg MacRobbie, Lead Pastor

Greg joined the Brookside Team as Lead Pastor in May 2016. Prior to that, Greg was a pastor for 26 years in five churches from 100 Mile House, BC to Montreal, QC. 

Born in Ottawa, Greg is a graduate of Carleton University (BSc), Heritage Baptist Seminary (MDiv) and Gordon Conwell Theological Seminary (DMin). 

He and his wife, Julie have three married daughters and three grandkids who all live in the Ottawa region. Greg loves hanging out with family and friends, reading, music and motorcycling—and he cheers for the Blue Jays and the Senators!

Lucas Roberts, Director of Worship and Youth

Lucas has been part of the staff team since 2017. He has a college diploma in Social Service Work and a university certificate in Christian Studies. 

He cares deeply about helping people grow in their personal faith in Jesus. Before working in vocational youth ministry, Lucas was a program coordinator at a non-profit youth agency. 

He’s got a heart for helping the next generation grow as spiritual contributors. Lucas is passionate about using digital tools to help people take their next step toward becoming more fully engaged as a follower of Jesus. 

Lucas, his wife, Taryn and their three young kids live in the friendly town of Almonte, Ontario and love to create memories together as they explore Eastern Ontario!

Our Beliefs

Brookside is a member of the Fellowship of Evangelical Baptist Churches in Canada (FEBCC). We have adopted the FEBCC Statement of Faith as our own.