About Us

About Us

 

Beliefs

Our church is affiliated with The Pentecostal Assemblies of Canada(PAOC) which has over 1,100 churches across Canada. Our stated purpose is, “To glorify God by making disciples everywhere by proclaiming and practicing the Gospel of Jesus Christ in the power of the Holy Spirit.”  The PAOC website has much more information about its history and practice.

For a complete and downloadable listing of our Statement of Fundamental and Essential Truths click here.

History

The Early Years

In 1928 a group of young Christian people immigrated to Canada and came to the Barrhead area.  Services were held in a hall. In 1940 the church was built on a 3 acre parcel of land in Bloomsbury. The cemetery was there as well.

The first minister to take the Pastorate was Rev. William Miller who served from 1944-1946. Then Arthur Schultz, Henry Miller and others ministered when asked as well as visiting ministers. In the summer of 1949, Rev. W. Kowalski came to Barrhead to hold Tent Meetings. The church from Bloomsbury was then moved to Barrhead and Rev. W. Kowalski took the Pastorate. He served from 1950-1955.

The next Pastors were Rev. A. Mittelstaedt, 1955-1960; Rev. H. Miller 1961-1965; Rev. S. Fitz 1965-1972. It was during Rev. Fitz’s ministry that the church from Wiesenthal was moved to Barrhead in 1972. Rev. Ron Posein was the pastor from 1972-1973. Rev. E. Baumgartner was the next pastor from 1973-1980. Rev. I. Mueller was home on furlough and pastored from 1980-81. Rev. Gus Wentland was the pastor from 1981-1987. During his ministry the new church was built in 1986. Rev. R. Posein came back to Barrhead in 1987 and served until 1991. Rev. Ben Kellert took the pastorate in January 1992 until 1997. Rev. John Stewart 1998-2002; Rev. Mel Jenkins 2002-03; and Rev. David Findlay, our present pastor came in 2003.