Jake Kroeker

Flower #6September 10, 2013 — We were saddened to learn that Rev. Jake Kroeker has passed away on September 7, 2013.  Jake was one of the CBWC’s longest serving pastors.

After graduating from Southern Baptist Seminary in Louisville Kentucky, Jake was pastor of Avalon-Emmanuel Baptist in Saskatoon from 1970-1981.  From there, he moved to Emmanuel Baptist in Victoria where he served from 1981-96.  He was pastor of First Baptist in Calgary from 1996 until his retirement in 2008.  Jake most recently served as the interim pastor of Altadore Baptist in Calgary from 2012-13. Throughout his long and fruitful ministry, Jake also served on many CBWC boards and committees.

Jake leaves his wife Marilyn and his adult children.  Please pray for them in this time of loss.

A celebration of Jake’s life will be held at First Baptist Church Calgary on Sunday, September 29th at 2:00 PM. There will be a brief Interment Service for immediate family only.