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Bill Toller

September 1 — It is with sadness we announce the death of Rev. William (Bill) Ernest James Toller on Aug 19, 2016. Bill was married to Gwen and had four children, Gerry, Anne, Jim, and Rob. He was pastor for over 50 years in various churches including 3 small churches in rural Quebec, Clive Baptist […]

Brian Stelck

August 20, 2016 — It is with great sadness that we share the news of the death of our dear friend and Past President Rev. Dr. Brian Stelck. Carey Theological College, Institute and Centre was led by Brian’s vision and care from 1994 – 2013. There will be two memorial services. The first will be […]

Valerie Milne

August 10, 2016 — We mourn the death of Valerie Milne, who went home to her Lord on the morning of Tuesday, August 9 after a long journey with cancer. Valerie was known to many in the CBWC as a generous, warm and friendly woman who served God faithfully and well throughout her life.  She was […]

David Holte

May 4 — The CBWC was saddened to learn of the passing of David Holte, a long-time member of Bonavista Baptist in Calgary and former member of both the CBWC’s Board and the Board of the CBWC Foundation, on April 29. David graduated from the University of British Columbia in 1968 with a Bachelor of […]

Rob Des Cotes

April 8 — The CBWC was deeply saddened by the passing of Rob Des Cotes on Wednesday, April 6 after a long journey with cancer. Rob was a spiritual director, retreat leader and pastor of Imago Dei, an ecumenical network of Christian faith communities based in Vancouver, BC with sister groups across Canada, the US, UK […]

Petition on Euthanasia and Paliative Care

January 11, 2016 — As a member of the Evangelical Fellowship of Canada, the CBWC has received the following letter from EFC President Bruce Clemenger concerning the proposed federal legislation on the legalization of euthanasia.  The CBWC is posting this letter on our website to share our concern about an issue that affects all Canadians and […]

Change in Youth Director

As we look over the past year, we are grateful for the great work accomplished through the leadership of Brent Weick and the Youth Leadership Team (YLT).  SERVE was a powerful week of worship and service in High River with record numbers of youth and leaders involved as well as the local support team that […]

BWA Gathers in Durban

July 23, 2015 — Let us rejoice and celebrate.” With this announcement, Baptist World Alliance President John Upton officially declared the start of the 21stBaptist World Congress in Durban, South Africa, on July 22. The Congress’s theme is ‘Christ the Door’.  The first BWA conference ever held in Africa concludes on July 26. You can watch live […]

New MLA Ron Orr

Congratulations to Ron Orr, pastor of Clive Baptist in Alberta, who has just won a seat in the Alberta Legislature for the riding of Lacombe_Ponoka. Ron was part of an historic election in Alberta which saw the NDP sweep to power into a majority government. Ron represents the Wildrose Party which won 21 seats. He […]

Engage — Together!

Once again, the CBWC is planning a series of Celebration Dinners so worshippers from local and regional CBWC congregations can build relationships with each other and discover together how God is calling us to serve Him together. Four Celebration Dinners are being planned for the spring, while more will be scheduled in other locations in […]