Union of French Baptist Churches of Canada

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Union d'Églises baptistes francophones du Canada
Classification Evangelicalism
Theology Baptism
Region Canada
Headquarters Montreal, Quebec, Canada
Origin 1969
Quebec
Congregations 29
Members 2,500
Official website unionbaptiste.com

L'Union d'Églises baptistes francophones du Canada or Union of French Baptist Churches in Canada is an association of Baptist churches for French-speaking Canadians. Headquarters is in Montreal, Quebec. The union is one of four components of Canadian Baptist Ministries.

History[edit]

In 1837, the Swiss missionaries Henriette Feller and Louis Roussy arrived for the Grande Ligne Mission in Montreal and the Eastern Townships. [1] [2] The churches resulting from this movement officially organized in 1969 form l'Union d'Églises baptistes françaises au Canada. The union became part of the Canadian Baptist Federation in 1970.[3]

The Union opened a bible college, the Faculté de Théologie évangélique (Evangelical Theology Faculty), in 1982, in Montreal.[4]

In 2003, the Union was made up of 29 churches, mostly in Quebec, with an estimated 2,500 members. The Union participates in the Missionary Society of Ontario & Quebec and is a member of the Evangelical Fellowship of Canada and Canadian Baptist Ministries. Rev. David Rowley serves as General Secretary since 2013.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Union d'Églises baptistes francophones du Canada, Heritage historique, Official Website, Canada, retrieved August 21, 2016
  2. ^ Christopher Killacky, The Canadian Encyclopedia, Baptists, Official Website, Canada, retrieved August 21, 2016
  3. ^ Harry A. Renfree, "Heritage and Horizon: The Baptist Story in Canada", Wipf and Stock Publishers, USA, 2007, page 275
  4. ^ William H. Brackney, "Historical Dictionary of the Baptists", Scarecrow Press, USA, 2009, page 1982

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