Eagle Ridge Bible Fellowship – Port Coquitlam, BC
Eagle Ridge Bible Fellowship fonds
Dates of Creation
1 cm of textual records
In spring 1974, several families in the Coquitlam / Port Coquitlam area began meeting together for home Bible studies with the hopes of someday starting a Mennonite Brethren church in the area. They contacted the Mennonite Brethren Board of Church Extension of BC (BOCE) and expressed their desire to call a pastor. John F. Klassen was willing to help start the church, and, on July 1, 1974, the B.O.C.E. agreed to subsidize Klassen’s salary and the congregation’s operating expenses.
At the beginning, four Mennonite Brethren families, along with several others from the Coquitlam community, met on Sunday evenings in the local United Church. The group was called Burke Mountain Bible Fellowship, a name that was changed to Eagle Ridge Bible Fellowship in 1981. By 1975, the congregation was officially accepted as a part of the Conference of Mennonite Brethren Churches of British Columbia, and had become a sister church to Killarney Park Mennonite Brethren Church, Vancouver.
After several years at the United Church, the congregation sought an alternative location for their Sunday services. Westwood Elementary School served as a temporary home, but, by December of 1978, the congregation had purchased its own building. The early eighties were a time of growth, and soon an additional property was purchased, and a new building constructed. The first service in the new building was held on November 28, 1982.
In 2010, the congregation had a membership of 168 and an average weekly attendance of 272. In 2015, the congregation had a membership of 144 and an average weekly attendance of 212.
The following leaders have served the congregation as pastor: John F. Klassen, Nick Dyck (1977–1978), Pat Fadden (1978–1979), Harry Loewen (1980–1995), Len Doerksen (1996–2004), Doug Monkemeier (2004–2011), David Esau (2012– ).
The language of worship is English.
Scope and Content
This fonds consists of an historical sketch, bulletins, calendars, and a summer day camp release form.
- Location: Volume 371.
- Finding aid consists of a file list.
- Formerly classified under the Canadian Conference of MB Churches inventory number BB525.
- Described by Shauna Hudson June 8, 2004. Edited by Donovan Giesbrecht September 16, 2004.
- No restrictions on access.
- Historical sketch. -- 1985.
- Bulletins. -- 1985
- Bulletins. -- 1986
- Bulletins. -- 1987
- Bulletins. -- 1988–1989.
- Bulletins. -- 1991
- Bulletins. -- 1997–2000.