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Being All Things in Canton

by Sharon Mager, Baltimore Baptist Association Correspondent

If the Apostle Paul lived in Canton, he may very well have been a dog owner. The people of Canton and surrounding neighborhoods love their four-footed furry friends. Canton has one of Baltimore’s only fenced-in dog parks where Fido and pals can romp around without a leash. It was a natural for Canton Baptist Church, literally around the corner from the dog park, to pamper pets in an effort to minister to their community.

“Every Sunday we’d see people walk through the courtyard with their dogs to the dog park,” Steve Wolverton, pastor of Canton Church, said. Wolverton prayed for opportunities to reach those people. The church began envisioning an outside venue where people could come to the church and sit outside with their dogs and still participate in the Sunday morning service and other church events with their dogs.

“AKA – Canine Cathedral,” Wolverton laughed.