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In the spring of 1989, Garry and Ruth Prieb were asked by the British Columbia Mennonite Brethren (MB) Board of Church Extensions to consider beginning a church planting ministry in Campbell River on Vancouver Island.  They accepted this challenge and began their ministry in July 1989 together with 6 members of the Black Creek MB Church. Discovery Community Church held their first public worship service on 15 October 1989 and the church plant was officially organized on 18 November 1990. The congregation initially met in the Discovery Inn, the source of its name.

Since inception in 1989, Discovery Community Church has held worship services in a total of four public facilities in Campbell River.  They started out as a group of 34 people and grew to a congregation of over 180 meeting in the gym of the Sportsplex. In 2005 they were blessed with the opportunity to acquire land for a future home.

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Mennonite Brethren Herald (14 June 1991): 18-19

Warkentin, Grant. "Campbell River congregation takes step toward permanent home." Mennonite Brethren Herald (22 July 2005): http://www.mbherald.com/44/10/news-5.en.html (accessed 27 May 2008).

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Mailing address: Box 86, Campbell River, BC  V9W 4Z9

Office address: 625A 11th St., Campbell River BC  V9W 2Z3

Meeting address: Campbell River Community Centre, 401 11th Avenue, Campbell River BC

Phone: 250-287-8786

Website: Discovery Community Church website

Denominational Affiliations:

British Columbia Conference of Mennonite Brethren Churches (1991-present)

Canadian Conference of Mennonite Brethren Churches (1991-present)

General Conference of Mennonite Brethren Churches of North America (1991-2002)

Discovery Community Church Pastors

Minister Years
Garry Prieb 1989-1994
John Emmons 1994-1999
Tim Clark 1999-2001
Kelly Cochrane 2001-2007
Larry Martin 2007-present

Discovery Community Church Membership

Year Members
1990 10
1995 28
2000 55
2005 66


Author(s) Andrew Klager
Date Published March 2009


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Klager, Andrew. "Discovery Community Church (Campbell River, British Columbia, Canada)." Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. March 2009. Web. 19 Sep 2014. http://gameo.org/index.php?title=Discovery_Community_Church_(Campbell_River,_British_Columbia,_Canada)&oldid=114693.

APA style

Klager, Andrew. (March 2009). Discovery Community Church (Campbell River, British Columbia, Canada). Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. Retrieved 19 September 2014, from http://gameo.org/index.php?title=Discovery_Community_Church_(Campbell_River,_British_Columbia,_Canada)&oldid=114693.




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