After a 15 year career as a radio announcer, Raymond Perron came to the Gospel in 1977 and he immediately enrolled in a Bible school. At the end of his program, he ministered as a pastor in a Baptist church in Granby, Quebec until he accepted a call from World Vision Canada to start their French communication department. This position led him to move in Toronto where he completed a Master of Divinity degree at Toronto Baptist Seminary. After his graduation, he moved back to Quebec where he completed his Ph.D. program at Université Laval. His dissertation was on Cornelius Van til’s Apologetics.
He started the first Reformed Baptist Church in the Province of Quebec in 1988 before establishing a second one in Montreal in 2004. He also founded the association of Reformed Baptist Churches of Quebec in 2006 and in 2016, he planted another Church in Montreal. He established a French speaking Christian radio station in Quebec city and he also started the CERB (Centre d’études réformées baptistes) for theological training. He also taught a dozen of courses at Faculté de théologie évangélique de Montréal, a branch of Acadia University. He has been a missionary with ARBCA since 1991.
Dr. Perron’s Ph.D. thesis has been published (Plaidoyer pour la foi chrétienne) and is used as a text book in some French speaking seminaries. He also contributed chapters to other collective writings in English.
Dr. Perron and his wife Diane have one adult child and they live in Quebec city.