Preaching the Word in Fort Frances, Ontario

Pastor & Deacons

Senior Pastor

Dr. Shane Belding is the senior pastor at Victory Baptist Church. 

Pastor Belding was raised in a small fishing village in New Brunswick, Canada. This setting became the soil for developing a deep settled faith in the power of God  the  Father. He attributes the daily danger of commercial fishing for teaching Him his  utter dependence upon God for all of life’s experiences. Suffering the loss of  brothers, close relatives and school mates to the sea lead him to ask “Who am I?”,  “Why am I here?”, and “Where am I going?”

 Pastor Belding received the Lord Jesus Christ as his Savior and surrendered his life  to the Lord’s leading as a teenager.  Little did he know that God had a plan that  would take him around the world testifying as His ambassador. God prepared him  for this journey through rigorous bible training.

 Pastor Belding prepared for service by earning three degrees in biblical studies. He  has a BA in Bible and Pastoral Studies, a Master of Divinity in Theology, and a Dr. of Ministries.  This preparation has opened the door for him to minister in Church planting, teaching abroad, and pastoring churches. He has a great appreciation for what God has done to transform his life and has a great passion to see others powerfully transformed by the gospel as well. He believes that the power to change comes from the accurate presentation of the Word and acceptance of that Word, therefore is committed to expository and exegetical preaching. 

He and his wife, Paula, have three daughters - Heather, Shannon and Christiana.

Pastor Belding’s life verse is “Trust in the Lord with all thine heart, and lean not unto thy own understanding, in all thy ways acknowledge him, and he shall direct thy paths.” Proverbs 3:5,6

In short, He says humility and submission to God are the keys to biblical success.


Gord Sisco, Cliff Holborn & George Miller