Rev Brian Ballinger


Rev Brian joined Clergy Support Memorial Church and was recognized by our Board as an Ordained Minister in November 2009. One of our longstanding and active members, Rev Brian still remains that dedicated, funny, humble man we met over a decade ago. We are grateful and proud of his contribution to our church.

Academic certificates

  • Master of Divinity (1998) Tyndale Seminary (Toronto, ON)
  • Bachelor of Theology (Honours) (1995) Masters College (Peterborough, ON)


Rev Brian has been involved and interested in spirituality and religion all his life. During his time as a pastor in organized religion, he contributed and served in youth ministry, and offered his knowledge teaching at an accredited Bible College. Brian continues to make himself available to local churches where he is asked to speak and preach. In the past year he has had the privilege to preach three times.

He is currently giving of his time to lead a study group within his local church.

Pastoral Care

The year 2019 will mark Rev Brian’s 500th wedding ceremony since becoming a member of Clergy Support Memorial. Brian is honoured and loves to perform these ceremonies to those who request him.

Rev Brian is a member of the CHEO (Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario) Research Ethics Board, where he reviews studies involving human research.

He is also happy to be a United Way Local Coordinator each year and serves the Ottawa Children’s Aid Society as a presenter for prospective adoptive or foster parents.


Besides playing golf badly, Brian enjoys playing trumpet and collecting old children’s books. Brian also enjoys reading and he has just completed Chris Fussell’s, One Mission:  How Leaders Build a Team of Teams – a book on better communication and ensuring that people are better connected to each other.