The Canadian Baptists of Western Canada reaches people for Christ by seeking the health and extending the ministry of the local church.
Statement of Faith
The Canadian Baptists of Western Canada together affirm wholeheartedly the revelation of God as given in the scriptures of the Old and New Testaments and confess the faith set forth here. We here explicitly assert the doctrines which we regard as crucial to the understanding and proclamation of the Gospel and to practical Christian living:
- The sovereignty, love, and grace of God, the Father, the Son and Holy Spirit in creation, providence, revelation, redemption and final judgment.
- The divine inspiration of Holy Scripture and its entire trustworthiness and supreme authority in all matters of faith and conduct.
- The value of each human being as created by God. The universal sinfulness of humankind since the fall, which alienates all from God and subjects all to condemnation.
- The full deity and humanity of the Lord Jesus Christ, the incarnate Son of God, whose substitutionary sacrifice is the sole ground of redemption from the guilt, penalty and power of sin.
- The justification of the sinner by the grace of God through faith alone in Christ crucified and risen from the dead.
- The illuminating, regenerating, indwelling and sanctifying work of God, the Holy Spirit, in the believer.
- The church as set forth in the New Testament and understood historically by the Baptist community.
- The expectation of the personal, visible return of the Lord Jesus Christ, our participation in the resurrection, and the hope of eternal life.
Where We Serve
We serve in the three regions of British Columbia and Yukon, Alberta and the Northwest Territories, and the Heartland (Saskatchewan and Manitoba). Together, the churches and ministries in these regions make up the Canadian Baptists of Western Canada.
Meet Our Executive Minister
Rob Ogilvie, Executive Minister
Rob oversees CBWC’s general operations, resourcing churches, and implementing our shared vision. Rob and his wife Bonnie live in Vancouver and love to travel the world–and especially Edmonton and Calgary to visit their family.
CBWC Board Members
Kayley Rich, President
Nora Walker, VP of Personnel and Program
Herb Ziegler, VP Finance
Steve Simala Grant, VP Planning
Cal Malena, BCY Regional Representative
Greg Sumner, BCY Regional Representative
Callum Jones, BCY Regional Representative
Jason Johnson, Alberta & NWT Regional Representative
Linda Rochow, Alberta & NWT Regional Representative
Connie Shalagan, Alberta & NWT Regional Representative
Ravi George, Heartland Regional Representative
Loralyn Lind, Heartland Regional Representative
Sandra Goetz, Heartland Regional Representative
Find a CBWC Church
Over 180 congregations make up the Canadian Baptists of Western Canada. Find one in your area.
As part of the Canadian Baptist family, we work in partnership for ministry in Canada with our sister denominations:
- Canadian Baptists of Ontario and Quebec
- L’Union d’Eglises Baptistes Francaises au Canada
- Canadian Baptists of Atlantic Canada
- Canadian Baptist Ministries
We belong to Baptist World Alliance, North American Baptist Fellowship, Evangelical Fellowship of Canada, and Canadian Council of Churches.
We’re committed to keeping you informed about the ministry resources we share by providing open and transparent financial communications: