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Dan and Berni Warkentin began planting Discovery Church in the Pitt Meadows area in spring 1997 under the British Columbia (BC) Conference of Mennonite Brethren (MB) Churches Board of Church Extension, with regular services beginning in September 1997. The congregation became a member of the BC MB conference in 1998. By 2002 the church had an average attendance of 80-100 and was meeting at Pitt Meadows High School. In 2003 the church began meeting at Edith McDermott Elementary School in Pitt Meadows.

In November 2006 the congregation decided to move to the Maple Ridge area and began meeting at Colleen Findlay Place on 26 November, gathering for worship on Sunday evenings. In 2008 the church had 18 members and an average attendance of 30. By 2010 the average attendance was 60.

[edit] Bibliography

British Columbia Conference of Mennonite Brethren Churches. Directory 2008-2009 & Annual Convention Minutes, May 2 & 3, 2008, North Langley Community Church - Langley BC. Abbotsford: BC Conference of MB Churches, 2008.

Mennonite Brethren Herald (June 12, 1998) http://old.mbconf.ca/mb/mbh3711/bc.htm (accessed 19 May 2008).

"Our Group: A Brief History of Discovery Church in Ridge-Meadows." Discovery Church. http://www.discoverychurch.net/aboutGroup.html (accessed 8 January 2009).

[edit] Additional Information

Mailing address: 23741 110B Ave. Maple Ridge, B.C. V2W 2E2

Meeting address: 11601 Laity Street, Maple Ridge, BC V2X 5A2

Phone: 604-306-3044

Web site: Discover Church of Ridge Meadows

Denominational Affiliations:

British Columbia Conference of Mennonite Brethren Churches (1998-present)

Canadian Conference of Mennonite Brethren Churches (1998-present)

General Conference of Mennonite Brethren Churches (1998-2002)

[edit] Discovery Church Leading Ministers

Minister Years
Dan Warkentin 1997-2002
Paul Fast (interim) 2002-2003
Trevor Stearns 2003-present


Author(s) Richard D Thiessen
Date Published November 2010


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MLA style

Thiessen, Richard D. "Discovery Church of Ridge Meadows (Maple Ridge, British Columbia, Canada)." Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. November 2010. Web. 22 Nov 2014. http://gameo.org/index.php?title=Discovery_Church_of_Ridge_Meadows_(Maple_Ridge,_British_Columbia,_Canada)&oldid=114692.

APA style

Thiessen, Richard D. (November 2010). Discovery Church of Ridge Meadows (Maple Ridge, British Columbia, Canada). Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. Retrieved 22 November 2014, from http://gameo.org/index.php?title=Discovery_Church_of_Ridge_Meadows_(Maple_Ridge,_British_Columbia,_Canada)&oldid=114692.




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