Canadian Baptist of Western Canada

Donald O. Anderson  

DDr. Donald Anderson received his theological training from both Carey Hall and Regent College after having served as a department head, teacher and medical researcher in the Faculty of Medicine at the University of British Columbia.  Trained as a researcher, epidemiologist and medical care planner, he served in many administrative and leadership roles for both Carey and Regent and wrote extensively in the medical and public health field before entering pastoral ministry. On ordination to the Gospel Ministry in midlife, he served as senior pastor at Olivet Baptist Church, retiring to become Area Minister for BC and the Executive Secretary of the BC Convention and then served in brief interim pastorates in the Lower Mainland of BC.


“Not by Might nor by Power . . .” The Story of Carey Hall 1960 – 2005

  This book offers a thorough history, from its early beginnings until 2005, of the education ventures of the Baptist Union of Western Canada and the lively, and at times, bitter struggles between the BC Convention of Baptist Churches and the Baptist Union to centralize theological training at Carey Hall .  Both a political and spiritual account, It includes many interviews, first-hand accounts and source documents to create a lively and interesting account of one of Canada’s most innovative theological colleges.

Vancouver: Board of Administration, Carey Hall, 2006

Committed to Continuing . . . A History of Olivet Baptist Church, New Westminster BC, 1878-2003

This is a historical account of the first Baptist Church on the mainland of British Columbia, organized around the social, economic and political situation in  this pioneer city on the Fraser River.  it presents a model of writing church history that ties the church into the history of the community in which it lies.  Heavily illustrated with archival and other pictures of early New Westminster, the account also includes, through extensive endnotes, the story of the BC Convention and the Baptist Union through the early missionary work on the West Coast, and the turbulent times of the fundamentalist-modernist controversy of 1926. Olivet’s history of forming other churches in the metropolitan area of BC (including First Baptist Vancouver) is also addressed in detail as well as its missionary activities.

New Westminster: Olivet Baptist Church Council, 2003