BBC via Richmond Park. 9340 - 69 Ave NW
Sometimes the smallest step in the right direction,
ends up being the biggest step of your life.
Sundays 9:30 a.m. – Bible Study Hour
10:30 a.m. – Main Worship Service
Wednesdays 7:00 p.m. – Prayer and Study
We’re so glad you’ve decided to
visit us! Please don’t hesitate to
send us a message or give us a
call at (780)257-6564
9340 – 69 Avenue NW
Edmonton, AB T6E 0R9
Our church has a “come as you are”
atmosphere. You will see some dressed up;
some dressed casual. Come to worship
As a bond of unity among us, this church accepts for its members the following covenant:
Having been led as we believe by the Holy Spirit to receive the Lord Jesus Christ as our Savior and on the profession of our faith in Him, having been baptized by immersion in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit, we do now most solemnly and joyfully enter into covenant with one another as one body in Christ in this local church. (I Cor. 12:12,13)
We purpose to watch over and counsel one another in the spirit of brotherly love; to remember each other in prayer; to aid each other in sickness and distress; to cultivate Christian sympathy in feeling and courtesy in speech; to be slow to take offense, but always ready for reconciliation.
We agree, by the aid of the Holy Spirit, to walk together in Christian love; to strive together for the advancement of this church in knowledge, holiness, and comfort; to promote its prosperity and spirituality; to sustain its worship, ordinances, discipline, and doctrines; and to contribute cheerfully and regularly to the support of the ministry and its Pastor(s), the expenses of the church, and the spreading of the Gospel to all nations.
We further covenant to maintain, to the best of our abilities, family and private devotions. To train up our children in the ways of the Lord; to seek the salvation of our kindred and acquaintances; to walk circumspectly in this present world; to be just in our dealings, faithful in our engagements, and exemplary in our deportment; to avoid all backbiting and unrighteous anger; to abstain from the sale and non-medicinal use of intoxicating beverages and other drugs, and everything that would cause our brother to stumble or that would bring reproach upon the cause of Christ; and to strive to grow in the grace and knowledge of our Lord and Savior, that amidst evil and good report, we will humbly and earnestly seek to live to the honor and glory of Him who loved us and gave Himself for us.
We believe in the plenary, verbal, Divine inspiration of the thirty-nine books of the Old Testament, and the twenty-seven books of the New Testament, and that these Scriptures were consequently free from all error in the whole and in the part, and, therefore, infallible, sufficient, the sole, supreme and final authority in the church, faith and life.
We believe in the existence of one living and true God, an infinite, intelligent, self-existent, eternal Spirit, having a definite and distinctive personality, the Maker of and the Supreme Ruler of all things, inexpressibly glorious in holiness, and worthy of all honor, confidence, adoration, allegiance, love and worship.
We believe that in the unity of the Godhead there are three Persons: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit (the Trinity), the same in essence, equal in attributes and in every Divine perfection, executing distinct but harmonious offices in the great work of redemption and salvation.
We believe in the miraculous virgin birth, the perfect sinless humanity, and the absolute deity of our Lord Jesus Christ.
We believe in His sacrificial, substitutionary death on the cross of Calvary to make atonement for sin by the shedding of His precious blood once for all.
We believe in His literal bodily resurrection and ascension to heaven, and in His intercession for the saints at the right hand of the Father.
We believe in His visible, bodily return to earth to reign for one-thousand years following the tribulation according to the Scriptures, this being preceded by His appearance in the clouds to take those who have been saved to share His heavenly glory before the tribulation.
We believe in the personality, deity and power of the Holy Spirit of God. And in the necessity and efficiency of His work in the enlightenment, regeneration, sanctification, enduement, resurrection and glorification of each believer.
We believe that every born-again believer should be filled with the Spirit in order to effectively witness for Christ, but we repudiate the claims of the modern signs and wonders movement.
We believe in the creation of man in holiness, by a direct act of God and not by an evolutionary process.
We believe in the terrible reality of the fall of man, and in the total, universal depravity of all mankind which has rendered him helpless and hopeless of salvation from sin by his own efforts.
We believe in the redemption and salvation of sinners by grace alone, through the mediatorial office of the Son of God, who by shedding His blood made a complete atonement for sins, once for all.
We believe in the full and free forgiveness of all the sins of any and all who receive the Lord Jesus Christ as their own personal Savior.
We believe in the absolute necessity of repentance and regeneration in salvation, that is, that sinners must be born again in order to be saved; that the new birth is a new creation in Christ Jesus; that it is instantaneous and not a process; that in the new birth one dead in trespasses and sins is made a partaker of the Divine nature and receives eternal life, the gift of God; that the new birth is accomplished, not by water baptism or by any other act of men or of a church, but by a Divine work of the Holy Spirit, through the Word of God, so as to secure the individual’s voluntary obedience to the Gospel; that, at the new birth, the life received at natural physical birth is, by a Divine legal transaction, accounted dead in Christ on the cross; that, at the new birth, Christ comes to dwell in the believer by the Holy Spirit, the spirit of the believer being miraculously united to Him, thus imparting to the believer a new life, making him the righteousness of God in Christ; that the proper evidence of the new birth appears in the holy fruits of continuous repentance, faith and newness of life.
We believe in the final and ultimate preservation in eternal life, through the grace of God, of all who are truly born again.
We believe that the souls of believers are, at death, made perfect in holiness and immediately pass into glory; that the bodies of believers rest in the graves until their resurrection; we believe in a bodily resurrection of the dead, both of the just and of the unjust.
We believe that there is a radical and essential difference between the believing righteous and the unbelieving wicked; that only those who through faith are justified in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ are truly righteous and shall be taken with Him in heavenly glory; We believe that all such as continue in impenitence and wicked unbelief shall be cast into hell and finally into the lake of fire, a place of everlasting conscious punishment prepared for the devil and his angels.
We believe in the reality and personality of the devil, who together with a great multitude of other angels, fell from his first estate to become the enemy of God, mankind and all righteousness; that the devil is the spirit that now works in the children of disobedience, tempting, deceiving and enticing them in order to lead them to follow him in his rebellion against God and to reject the salvation which is offered through Jesus Christ; that the devil and his angels will ultimately be cast into the lake of fire.
We believe that all born-again believers should obey the Lord in water baptism by immersion, and that baptism is for born-again believers only; that baptism has no saving efficacy, but rather is an act of loving obedience towards God whereby the believer recognizes and acknowledges to God and before his fellowmen, the reality of his own death with Christ at the new birth together with his responsibility to fully, entirely and continually yield his body to the control of the indwelling Savior, acknowledging His absolute Lordship in every sphere of life, while submitting to the Holy Spirit, that by the power of His indwelling presence this consecration may be a moment-by-moment reality.
We believe in the fullness of the Holy Spirit as absolutely essential for effective Christian service, while repudiating the claims of the modern tongues and healing movement(s).
We believe in the privilege and responsibility which each baptized believer has of partaking of the communion service with others of God’s people who are walking in the light and in obedience to the Word of God; that the bread and wine are symbols only; that partaking of these has no saving efficacy, but rather is a commemoration of the death of Christ to assist the believer to meditate on His sufferings and death while examining himself in the light of these, thus being led to greater lives, praise, worship, adoration, obedience and holiness. That the ordinance of the Lord’s Supper should be preceded by a time of self-examination, with the individual believer responsible, before God, for their choice in partaking or abstaining from the elements.
We believe that a truly scriptural church is a congregation of born-again believers who have been baptized scripturally by immersion, voluntarily associated together in fellowship for the purpose of edifying one another and preaching the Gospel, observing the ordinances of Christ, governed by His Word, being otherwise entirely self-governing and self-supporting, completely free from the hierarchy of individuals and organizations, acknowledging only one head, the Lord Jesus Christ, and being free to cooperate and associate or withhold from cooperation and association with other similarly Scriptural local churches as it may see fit; we believe that the church is a New Testament organization.
We believe in personal separation, namely that every believer ought to be separated from worldly and sinful practices unto a life of Christian influence and service; that it is the obligation and duty of every believer to abstain from all appearance of evil, to avoid all things whereby a brother is made weak or made to stumble, to give no offence in any thing, but by love to serve one another; in the necessity of maintaining, according to the Word of God, the purity of the church in life and doctrine.
We believe in ecclesiastical separation, namely the Biblically revealed principles given by God for the preservation and propagation of His people; we believe in separation from all unbiblical associations, denominations, and fellowships who tolerate deviation from sound doctrine and practice.
We believe and celebrate marriage as the spiritual, physical, and legal union of one man with one woman in a one-flesh covenant under God and with His blessing; we believe that marriage is a sacred picture of Christ and the Church. We also attest to the biblical roles in marriage, holding a classic complementarian position, both in the home and in the church.
With a beginning in the hazeldeen area, BBC was located on 76 avenue. Pastor Jake Johnson, a longtime missionary in asia, lead the ministry to reach Edmonton with the Gospel. Pastor Jake served until health let him to resign in 2006. Pastor Brent Thomas became pastor in 2006 and served BBC for the next 6 years. Ernie Miler joined the pastoral team in 2012 and shortly after, became the Senior Pastor.
After much prayer we transitioned out of our old building to King Edward Community Hall, asking the Lord to provide a new home for us. Ernie Miller served as our pastor. He passed away from Cancer in 2015. We continued to meet, knowing God still wanted us in this area of Edmonton.
In the winter of 2017, God opened the doors to meet at Richmond Park Church, a long standing ministry in the Hazeldeen area. We are excited that God has provided us with such a wonderful place to worship! We are excited to have Pastor Duane Friesen and his family join our body!
BBC via Richmond Park. 9340 - 69 Ave NW
BBC via Richmond Park. 9340 - 69 Ave NW
“I am amazed with God’s faithfulness, We have prayed for a church like this since returning from overseas. We are so thankful for such unified, purpose-filled Church!”
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