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As Senior Pastor and on behalf of the family of the First Baptist Church, I want to thank you for visiting our website. At the First Baptist Church, we believe God calls each of us to be engaged in a passionate pursuit of Jesus Christ. There is no higher calling than to seek the Lord with all your heart, and in so doing, to glorify Him. We welcome you to join us in this pursuit. The fact that Jesus died for our sins, was buried, and then rose from the grave is our fundamental belief. He lives today and stands ready to give abundant and eternal life to all those who repent of sin and place their faith in Him. We invite everyone to receive Jesus Christ as Saviour and Lord.

What a joy it is to introduce you to our church! At the First Baptist Church, our doors are wide open to people from all backgrounds, regardless of where they are on their spiritual journey.

One of life’s most beautiful words is ‘family’. At the First Baptist Church, we take seriously the Bible’s teaching that Christians are the family of God and therefore brothers and sisters in Christ. As a “family of faith” we seek to worship and serve God, share the good news of the gospel message, and provide the spiritual environment necessary for the believer’s spiritual growth.

In short, you will find us to be a God centered, caring community of individuals who are excited about having the opportunity to extend to you the same love, hope and joy we have received from the Lord. We extend to you a cordial invitation to join us this coming Lord’s Day as the family meets to draw near to God through prayer, thoughtful contemporary songs, traditional hymns and inspiring relevant messages from God’s Word. After the worship service we linger over refreshments, so please take a moment to get to know us better. God bless you.

Sincerely yours in Christ,  
Pastor Keith Axford


The sermon from November 29th is posted. This sermon, as well as previous sermons, can be played back from the Website.

  This Week in Our Church:

  • Sunday – Children’s Church for ages 2 and up during sermon time. The Nursery is available for children under two.
  • Wednesday, 7:00 p.m. Midweek Service: Praise and Worship, Bible Study and Prayer. Please come and join us. 
  • Thursday, 6:30 p.m. – “Alpha” course at the Whitelaws’ home. Phone Ross or Val at 780 656 3532. 
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Please also Note:

  • The Dec/Jan/Feb issue of Our Daily Bread is in the entry. Help yourself to a copy.
  • The November newsletters from our missionaries – Calvin and Susanne Hohn and Yuri Nakano – are posted on the notice board.
  • The winter issue of The Mustard Seed News is available in the entry. Feel free to take a copy.
  • Smoky Lake Food Bank – Today if you brought canned fruit and vegetables (or any other item), please leave them in the box downstairs on the table by the coffee pot. Next Sunday - canned meat and fish. Also needed are small juice boxes, peanut butter, jam and pancake mix. (No soup or pasta needed at present.)
  • Samaritan’s Purse Shoebox Gifts may still be given by ordering online @ PackaBox.ca.
  • ...

  Church Services:

  • Wednesday Evenings - 7:00PM
  • Sunday Mornings - 11:00AM

Children's Ministry - for ages 2-11 during service time. All children welcome to attend. The Nursery is available for children under two.

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Of Note

Fund Raising Dinner for our New Church Building

October 24, 2015

Thanks to all the volunteers who made this event a success. Thanks to people within the community and outside the community who attended. Many thanks to the "Lost and Found" quartet.

There were two video presentations shown at the event. Click here to go to a page allowing you to view them.

  • Our Old Church - a view of our current building with a few video clips of a Sunday morning and pictures of the clutter and lack of space
  • Our New Church - Our vision for the future
  • A third video about Our Sunday School was presented and is available by special order to congregation functions.

Click here to go to a page allowing you to view them.

FCSS Smoky Lake

We partner with FCSS Smoky Lake in welcoming newcomers to the community. Anyone wishing to contribute promotional literature and/or gifts from his/her business, please see Michelle.

News from Cheryl and Rod Hoople
 Recovery Ministry


Changing one person at a time!

Many of “Our Girls” on the inside are murderers, kidnappers, prostitutes, drug-addicts and much more. They have lived on the edge of humanity, always one step away from rejection. Jesus gladly associated with sinners because He loved them and He knew they needed to hear what He had to say. By bringing the Good News, through the Celebrate Recovery program, to “Our Girls” on the inside, we see God changing lives one person at a time, healing them emotionally, physically and mentally.

Many have turned to Jesus and asked Him to forgive their sins so they can become Christ-like filled with love, humility, truth and service. Not only does the CR program lead people to a relationship with Jesus Christ, it also instructs them how to clean up their behaviors.

On July 27 th seven of “Our Girls” on the inside found the strength to take the next step in their walk with Jesus by being baptized. The baptism event was spectacular. Check on the link below to observe for yourself. For security reasons please do not post on social media sites.

2015 Recovery Ministry Promo Video
During our first couple weeks back in Mexico, International gospel singer Nancy Unsworth, her family, my cousin Rae-Ann and her son Aiden joined us for ten exciting days of ministry. Our time together was jam packed with ministry opportunities. God uses people with simple faith to accomplish his great purposes, no matter what kind of past they have had. Rae-Ann and Nancy did not allow their pasts to keep them from the new roles God had assigned them. Both shared their powerful stories of God’s redemptive love in their lives at various ministry sites.

We need your prayers. Churches and Correctional Institutes are seeking the Celebrate Recovery program. Pray God send us more facilitators and leaders to carry the program across Mexico. We have VISION beyond our resources. Would you pray about becoming a financial partner with the Recovery Ministry? Pray for more monthly supporters for the Recovery Ministry (we have raised 40% of our monthly budget).

Rod and I are so grateful for each of you, our ministry partners. None of the ministry we take part in could happen without your help. Your prayers, words of encouragement and financial gifts have kept us on the field doing what God has called us to do. Your job is as important as ours. He may have called us to go, but He has called you to be our senders.

In His Service,

Rod & Cheryl

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