With our relevant messages, passion for excellence, and amazing programs for all ages, Springvale is truly ‘York Region’s Family Church.’

What sets us apart?

We are

family-focused

We offer

everybody a place to belong

We are

instinctively generous

We are

intentionally multi-generational

We pray

first, then act

We invite

people to serve & to share

We strive

to produce reproducers

Our Staff

Senior Pastor

Dr. Ed Fontaine
ed@springvale.org

  • Always sore from Crossfit
  • Proud grandfather
  • Loves skiing but not falling
Director of Operations
  • Loves to travel in Europe
  • Doesn’t love milk
  • Motto: Confido

Pastor of Adult Discipleship

  • Loves playing team sports
  • Not awful at playing violin
  • Married – no kids, 1 dog

Director of Family Ministry

  • Married
  • Mom of 2
  • Avid tea drinker
Worship & Arts Director
Ashley van der Walt
ashley@springvale.org
  • That South African guy
  • Married father of 1
  • Only works on a Mac
Director Springvale Youth
  • Recently married
  • Loves to bowl
  • Not vertically challenged

Ministry Coordinator

Carla Bellamy
carla@springvale.org
  • Fierce Momma to 6
  • Gushing Grammy to 4
  • Addicted to my guy
Counselling
Karla Kamerman
karla@springvale.org
  • Loves Terry’s Chocolate Oranges
  • Appreciates the value of the right word
  • Dreams of running a soup kitchen 

Community Outreach Coordinator

  • Jiujitsu junkie
  • Mom of 2 boys
  • Loves coffee & adventure
JOY 55+ Coordinator

Dr. Grant Gordon
joy@springvale.org

  • Thankful for my wife
  • Loves researching church history
  • Enjoys British mysteries
JOY 55+ Coordinator
Margaret Gordon
joy@springvale.org
  • My husband is my best friend
  • Grandmother of 7
  • Enjoys reading & gardening
Financial Administrator
  • Married
  • Mother of 4 adult kids
  • Loving being Grandma of 6
Office Administrator
Margaret Tillsley
margaret@springvale.org
  • Very proud Grandma
  • Super distinct laugh
  • Still hooked on Survivor
Communications Admin.
  • Love my 3 guys
  • DIY in my blood
  • Ready for adventure
Facilities Manager
  • Married father of 3
  • Go Pats
  • “Stay on target.” – Gold Five
Custodian
  • Husband & father of 3
  • Handyman extraordinaire
  • Go Leafs
Custodian
  • Bilingual
  • Terrified of birds
  • Cannot sneeze quietly

Frequently Asked Questions

We meet every Sunday at 10AM at our church campus — 3885 Stouffville Road — conveniently located off the 404 just moments from Markham, Stouffville, Richmond Hill and Aurora.
Probably the best way to describe a service at Springvale is to say that we strive to make every Sunday a mix of engaging elements and personal connection. You’ll always be greeted by a friendly face who will help you get the kids settled and let you know where you can grab a coffee. Once the service begins, you can expect some amazing music from the band, inspiring video elements, in-person stories of life change, and of course, an engaging message from Pastor Ed. Our services are informal, last around 90 minutes, and you’ll always have a chance to connect with people afterward.

Yes, we offer live streaming every Sunday and provide a library of high-quality videos of our Sunday services on our YouTube channel.

Do we ever! We have age-specific Sunday programs for newborns to teens, and tons of other activities available during the week as well. Please click here to find all of the awesome details.

You betcha. On Sundays the teens remain in the auditorium for worship then depart for their own large- and small-group times. We also have separate mid-week times for Junior and Senior High Youth which you can learn more about here.

For sure. The #1 venue that people get connected at Springvale is thru Starting Point. These are interactive groups where people new to the church connect while learning the basics of what following Jesus looks like at our church. Beyond Starting Point, we also offer other great connection points through things like our: Community Care ministries, top-notch adult Sports programs, and gatherings for older adults.

 

We’d be honoured to. In fact, we have a prayer team dedicated to doing just that. Please email info@springvale.org and someone will be in contact with you.

Yes, we do. You can find out more about Karla Kamerman, our certified, in-house counsellor by clicking here.

Springvale is a member of The Fellowship of Evangelical Baptist Churches – FEB Central Region. A copy of our Statement of Faith can be found here.
Most certainly. You can also check out our accessibility and customer service policies here.

Office /Policies

Office hours

Monday – Thursday, 8:30am – 4:30pm

Contact

(905) 887-5651 / info@springvale.org

Ministry Leaders & Springvale Members

Job Opportunities

Accessibility Policy

Accessibility Customer Service Policy

Statement of Faith

Click here to review

Statement of Faith

Bible: We believe the Bible to be the complete Word of God; that the sixty-six (66) books as originally written, comprising the Old and New Testaments were verbally inspired by the Spirit of God and were free from error; that the Bible is the final authority in all matters of faith and practice and the true basis of Christian union.

 

God: We believe in one God, Creator of all, holy, sovereign, eternal, existing in three equal Persons, the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit.

 

Christ: We believe in the absolute and essential deity of Jesus Christ, in His eternal existence with the Father in reincarnate glory, in His virgin birth, sinless life, substitutionary death, bodily resurrection, triumphant ascension, mediatorial ministry and personal return.

 

The Holy Spirit: We believe in the absolute and essential deity and personality of the Holy Spirit Who convicts of sin, of righteousness and of judgment; Who regenerates, sanctifies, illuminates and comforts those who believe in Jesus Christ.

 

Satan: We believe that Satan exists as an evil personality, the originator of sin, the arch-enemy of God and man.

 

Man: We believe that human beings were divinely created in the image of God; that they sinned, becoming guilty before God, resulting in total depravity, thereby incurring physical and spiritual death.

 

Salvation: We believe that salvation is by the sovereign, electing grace of God; that by the appointment of the Father, Christ voluntarily suffered a vicarious, expiatory and propitiatory death; that justification is by faith alone in the all-sufficient sacrifice and resurrection of the Lord Jesus Christ and that those whom God has effectually called shall be divinely preserved and finally perfected in the image of the Lord.

 

Future Things: We believe in the personal, bodily and glorious return of the Lord Jesus Christ; in the bodily resurrection of the just and unjust; in the eternal blessedness of the redeemed and in the judgment and conscious, eternal punishment of the wicked.

 

The Local Church: We believe that the church is a company of immersed believers, called out from the world, separated unto the Lord Jesus, voluntarily associated for the ministry of the Word, the mutual edification of its members, the propagation of the faith and the observance of the ordinances. We believe it is a sovereign, independent body, exercising its own divinely awarded gifts, precepts and privileges under the Lordship of Christ, the Great Head of the Church. We believe that its officers are pastors and elders.

 

Ordinances: We believe that there are only two ordinances for the church regularly observed in the New Testament in the following order:

 

Baptism which is the immersion of the believer in water, whereby they obey Christ's command and sets forth their identification with Christ in His death, burial and resurrection;

 

The Lord's Supper which is the memorial wherein the believer partakes of the two elements, bread and wine, which symbolizes the Lord's body and shed blood, proclaiming His death until He come.

 

The Church and State: We believe in the entire separation of church and state.

 

Religious Liberty: We believe in religious liberty; that everyone  has the right to practice and propagate their beliefs.

 

The Lord’s Day: We believe that the first day of the week is the Lord’s day and that, in a special sense, it is the divinely appointed day for worship and spiritual exercise.

 

Civil Government: We believe that civil government is of divine appointment for the interest and good order of society; that magistrates are to be prayed for, conscientiously honoured and obeyed, except only in the things opposed to the will of our Lord Jesus Christ, Who is the Lord of the conscience and Prince of the kings of the nations.