About Us

What we believe
  • We believe that there is only one God, omnipresent and almighty. Ephesians 4:6 and Genesis 17:1

  • We believe that salvation comes only by grace, through the sacrifice of Jesus Christ on the cross. Those who received this salvation are the children of God. Ephesians 2:8 and John 1:12

  • We believe the Holy Spirit is with His church, comforting, guiding and teaching the children of God. John 14:26

  • We believe that the Bible is the Word of God and that it is the ultimate authority in matters of faith and the practical life of the Christian. We believe that the 66 books, divided into two parts (Old and New Testament), were written by humans, but all inspired by God. 2 Timothy 3:16-17, and 2 Peter 1:21

  • We believe there is only one body, formed by all the children of God, no matter which local Christian church they attend. Ephesians 4:4-5

  • We believe each child of God should attend a local Christian church and serve God there with their talents. Hebrews 10:24-25

  • We believe that sex belongs to married couples only, that marriage is between a man and a woman, and that the children of God should desire to stay pure and holy. Ephesians 5:3-5

  • Banquet 19:9 strives to give God the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit the leading position and the last word in all aspects of Banquet 19:9, on the basis of a revelation confirmed by the Holy Scriptures. Genesis 17:1, Colossians 1:18, Proverbs 3:6, 1 John 4:1-6, 2 Peter 1:19-21

  • Banquet 19:9 strives to present the salvation given by the grace of God and the sacrifice of Jesus Christ to all those who interact with Banquet 19:9 so that they can fully understand the wonderful fact that we can live as children of God. Ephesians 2:8, John 1:12, John 3:16, 1 John 3:1-3

  • Banquet 19:9 strives to be sensitive to the Holy Spirit and to allow Him to use us to serve, minister, encourage and teach the children of God. John 14:26, John 14:12, 1 Corinthians 2:4-5, Micah 3:8

  • Banquet 19:9 strives to use the social status of being single as a means of bringing unity to the body of Christ in all cities, countries, languages, and denominations. Ephesians 4:4-5

  • Banquet 19:9 strives to empower the children of God to build His kingdom through their local church and encourage them to be faithful to God by being active in their local church. Hebrews 10:24-25, Matthew 9:38

  • Banquet 19:9 strives to uphold the biblical definition of marriage between a man and a woman, including the purity of the conjugal bed to the glory of God. We encourage the children of God to remain pure and holy. Ephesians 5:3-5

  • Banquet 19:9 strives to defend the biblical definition of gender and sexual orientation. God created each person with purpose and intentionality. Mark 10:6, Psalm 139:14, Numbers 23:19, Psalm 145:17

  • All Banquet 19:9 employees, as well as administrators and their representatives, strive to maintain a higher standard of holiness in their lives. We do not want to be a stumbling block for others and we agree not to conform to the culture of this world. Romans 14:13, Matthew 23:13, 1 Corinthians 8:9, Romans 12:2, Ephesians 5:1

  • Banquet 19:9 strives to create an environment that glorifies God and edifies the participants. This environment is free from temptations such as alcohol, tobacco and other recreational uses of chemicals. James 4:1-4, Matthew 26:4, 1 John 2:16, James 1:14-16

Tobias and Caroline’s story

Caroline gave her life to Christ in 1985. Despite her young age, Jesus became her best friend and she was water baptized the following year. In adolescence, she took some time away from God, to experience the world’s way. However, this separation didn’t last long, as she quickly learned that only God can fill her. She completely rededicated her life to Christ in 1998 and became a leader for young adults in her church.

Tobias followed his parents to many different Christian churches in Alberta and was baptized early in his childhood. As a teenager, he took a path away from God, but just like Caroline, he quickly realized that God is the only way. He then leads the youth worship group in his church and was a youth leader. Then at 26, he decided to leave Alberta for a career opportunity in Montreal.

It’s in Montreal that Tobias and Caroline met, after exchanging few messages through a Christian dating site. Being new to Montreal, Tobias decided to attend the same church as Caroline. In their courtship, they kept themselves busy by serving God through praise (Tobias on guitar, Caroline on piano), and giving their support to the French-English translation team of their church.

In 2011, they got married and were appointed the leaders of the 25-40 singles ministry in their church. This group reached about 500 single Christians. The activities were always a hit, but it’s the conferences that they felt really encouraged the singles. In 2015, Tobias and Caroline began offering individual counseling for Christian singles that wanted to grow in Christ and increase the opportunities to meet someone Godly. They started the blog www.passion374.com to minister to the same audience.

From a simple blog, Passion374 became a para-church ministry that presents conferences, workshops, and some social activities. Passion374 still offers private counseling and publishes weekly articles in English and French on topics touching Christian singles.

In 2017, their first book was published: “Finding the one that clicks: a practical guide for Christian online dating”.

In 2022, Banquet 19:9 was started to expand the ministry while leaving the existing community in place. Passion374 and Mode Observation were placed under Banquet 19:9 to allow for central management of multiple ministries while allowing each to keep their own seperate identity.

The ministry Banquet 19:9 is totally independent, however, the head of the ministry, Caroline and Tobias are submitted to the authorities of their church, The 180, in Laval (Montreal-Quebec). They are also the proud parents of two young children.