What we believe...

Basing our faith wholly on the Lord Jesus Christ for our salvation, believing in the teaching of the Word of God, and in those great distinctive principles set forth herein, namely, we believe in:

  • The pre-eminence of Christ as our divine Lord and Saviour and in His personal return

  • The divine inspiration of the Bible, accepting in their entirety the writing of the Old and New Testaments in their original manuscripts, as the very Word of God; and therefore all-sufficient as the ultimate authority for Christian faith and practice.

  • One God, and only one, who is self-existent, eternal, and infinite in every excellence, and who has revealed Himself in the Trinity as Father, Son and Holy Spirit, the same in essence though distinct in personality.

  • Receiving salvation by grace, that is the free gift of God, through the death and resurrection of Christ, not by any virtue of works of man, but received only by personal faith in Jesus Christ.

  • The right of private interpretation and the competency of the individual soul in direct approach to God.

  • The absolute separation of Church and State.

  • A regenerate church membership.

  • The two Scriptural ordinances of baptism in the name of the Father, Son and Holy Spirit, by believer's baptism only, which we practice by immersion, and the Lord's Supper as a memorial communion for the redeemed.

  • The complete independence of the local church and its inter-dependence in associated fellowship with other Baptist churches.

  • The personality of Satan as the enemy of God and adversary of man.

  • The spiritual unity of all believers, for which the Master so earnestly prayed.

  • A world-wide program of missionary fervor and evangelism in obedience to the final command of Jesus.

 

We therefore band ourselves together as a body of believers in Jesus Christ and adopt for our government, plan of worship and service, these Bylaws and Policies affixed hereto.

 

christianity explored

We all get one life to live and deep down we're all asking the same question -- what's it all about?

two ways to live

The message at the heart of Christianity is really quite simple -- simple enough to be outlined in a few pages. It's a message from the Bible about God and His Son, Jesus.  It's about life and death, and the choice we all face.

Our History...

First Baptist Church in Olds began in 1892 when a Baptist minister, Rev. James Samis, arrived in the village to homestead. The first Baptist service was held in a log farm house on the outskirts of Olds on the first Sunday of July in 1892. In 1903, the church purchased the town’s schoolhouse which had been its place of worship for the most part since 1893. The building was then moved to 49th Street where the church fellowshipped for the next 56 years.


In 1959, the church purchased land on the southeast corner of 53rd Avenue & 50th Street and began a building project, having sold the former church. The new church building was completed in 1961 where it stands to this day. As the congregation grew, the church began a debt-free phased program of church expansion and in 1997 a new church building was complete adjoining the old.


The congregation continued to grow as did the Pastoral team. Outreach into the community developed and its partnerships with missionaries and evangelical missions in Canada and overseas strengthened. In 2017, the church celebrated its 125th year.
Today, the church is a vibrant congregation committed to the proclamation of the Bible –the Word of God– with a passion for God and a love for all people. Our hope and prayer is that the church will be kept strong to the end and blameless on the day of our Lord Jesus Christ (1 Corinthians 1:8-9).