Dr. Peter Reid was born in Truro, Nova Scotia. Peter graduated from Bethany Bible College (Kingswood University), Sussex, New Brunswick in 1979 with a B.A. in Religion. After a number of years in full time ministry Peter enrolled in studies at Acadia Divinity College (ADC) where he graduated in 1995 with a Master of Divinity as Silver Medalist in Theology. He went on to do further studies at ADC and graduated with a D.Min in 2009.
In 1996, Dr. Reid was elected to the Honour Society of the Association of Canadian Bible Colleges, receiving the Pi Alpha Mu award for the Ability to Shepherd, Moral Excellence, and Disciplined Learning. In 2013, he was selected by the Honor Society of the Association for Biblical Higher Education to receive the Delta Epsilon Chi award for Intellectual Achievement, Christian Character, and Leadership Ability.
Since 1979, Dr. Reid has served in full time pastoral ministry at Hoyt, Hillgrove, Grand Bay, and Immanuel Baptist Churches. He has served as a youth pastor, a rural church solo pastor, and as a senior pastor of multi-staff churches. He has served as instructor in the Lay Pastor’s Training Course, as Intern Supervisor for Ordination candidates, and as President of the Canadian Baptists of Atlantic Canada.
As a pastor, Dr. Peter Reid’s greatest joy in life has been to see lives changed and transformed by the grace of God. Under his leadership he has witness many people come to faith in Christ, be baptized, and added to the local church. His ministry has been marked by a passion for spiritual formation and a deep commitment for believers “to be conformed to the image of his Son” (Romans 8:29). He has been involved in vision casting, leading significant church growth and in small group ministries along with introducing different worship options and styles. Peter has given leadership in building new facilities and increased community involvement, as well as building a staff team and empowering volunteer leaders. Over the years, a number of people under Peter’s ministry have sensed a call to full time ministry and pursued further studies and ordination in CBAC churches.
In his role as Executive Minister, Peter has given leadership in the process of incorporating the CBAC. This process of incorporation involved updating and renewing the Objects and Core Values of the CBAC, clarifying its vision to guide the denomination in the twenty-first century. Along with CBAC council, Peter helped facilitate a process to address the concerns of the constituency. Through a collaborative style of leadership, Peter worked closely with the constituency in order to enable wider acceptance and understanding of the new direction, which was overwhelmingly endorsed.
Peter has continued working with staff, CBAC Council, and the Future Trajectory group to refine and sharpen the 2025 goals. He has worked closely with the team to hone and clarify the vision. As part of this process, the CBAC has adopted the overall vision statement, “Joining God in our neighbourhoods.”
Working with the Future Trajectory team has led to considering some of the serious threats facing our denomination. This all lead to a sharpened set of priorities to focus on and lean into in order to accomplish the 2025 goals. We have a dream to see 3000 people praying for 3000 baptisms in one year by 2025. We are on track to see 65 new congregations, 150 new pastoral leaders and 300 Mission Edge churches by the year 2025. Peter continues to carry this vision forward with positive energy and the dream of seeing a fresh wind of the Spirit throughout Atlantic Canada.
Peter resides in Moncton with the love of his life, Lottie. Their family includes one daughter, two sons, and seven amazing grandchildren. His personal interests include spending time with family and friends, walking, reading, watching a good movie, and golfing.