Southern Ontario's Christian Newspaper
Our History & Mission
Every Sunday, hundreds of thousands gather to worship in Southern Ontario churches. Evangelical Christianity connects just about every age, culture and income-group in the region. For more than 20 years, The Christian Herald has been serving Christians in Southern Ontario.
One of the largest-circulation Christian newspapers in Canada, The Christian Herald is dedicated to providing solid reporting that local Christians can’t get anywhere else. We report on local and international news, upcoming events and reviews of Christian books, music and movies that rarely, if ever, get mentioned in mainstream media reporting.
The Christian Herald was founded in 1994 out of concern that the lack of a local Christian print communications medium in the region was hampering the effectiveness of local churches, ministries and para-church groups in Southern Ontario.
Even its founder did not envision the community support the new publication would generate: the paper tripled its circulation and more than quadrupled its distribution outlets in its first two years. And the paper is in such high demand that in many locations, copies are usually all gone within days of coming off the press.
The paper provides a monthly complilation of features of interest to Christians.
These features are divided into sections which include News, Events, Music, Columns, Reviews and more.
A very popular section of the paper is the Community Calendar, which lists upcoming events of interest to the community free of charge. In an unusual situation for a religious publication, this section has drawn a strong response from young people, who regularly use the paper to find out about upcoming concerts and other music-related events.
The paper is written in a simple, lively style since Southern Ontario's Christian community encompasses a wide variety of ages, races and occupations.
Circulation & Demographics
The Christian Herald is distributed free of charge through more than 600 churches, bookstores, colleges and businesses in the Greater Toronto/Southern Ontario region. At writing (March 2017) The Christian Herald has a general circulation of 28,000 copies per issue.
The paper serves the wider Evangelical Christian community, which encompasses over sixty denominations such as Baptists, Pentecostals, Presbyterians, Lutherans, Salvation Army and many, many others.
The paper is currently distributed throughout the City of Toronto, and the surrounding cities including St. Catharines, Grimsby, Hamilton, Burlington, Oakville, Mississauga, Brampton, Vaughan, Richmond Hill, Newmarket, Barrie, Markham, Ajax, Pickering and Oshawa.