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North Shore Bethel Christian Mennonite Brethren (MB) Church held its first meeting in Sutherland Bible Chapel on 19th Street in North Vancouver in September 1997 as an expansion from Bethel Chinese Christian MB Church in Vancouver. The church began with 20 members from the Vancouver church, with Alan Choi serving as pastor. The church officially organized in January 1999 and joined the British Columbia Conference of Mennonite Brethren Churches in May the same year (the 1998 BC MB Conference report stated that the congregation had joined the conference in 1998, but that must have been an error). By the end of 2001 it had about 70 people attending the Chinese worship service, 20 attending the English worship service, and another 20 attending children’s worship.

In February 2001, the church moved its meeting place to Capilano United Church on Philip Avenue with both Chinese and English worship services. On 4 January 2008 the congregation purchased the 83 year-old First Church of Christ, Scientist building on East Keith Road, and held their first service there on 9 March 2008.

Ministers have included Alan Choi (1997-2002), Raymond Lai (2002-2006), John Li, and Raymond Seetoh.

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Directory of Mennonite Brethren Churches and Church Plants in British Columbia. Abbotsford, BC: British Columbia Conference of Mennonite Brethren Churches, 1999: 57, 59.

Mennonite Brethren Herald (June 21, 2002). http://old.mbherald.com/41-12/personalia.html (accessed 18 May 2008); (March 2007). http://www.mbherald.com/46/03/transitions.en.html (accessed 18 May 2008).

Minutes of the Annual Convention of the B.C. Conference of the Mennonite Brethren Churches, 1998. Abbotsford, BC: British Columbia Conference of Mennonite Brethren Churches, 1998.

"We Are in the Same Family." Mennonite Brethren Herald 40, no. 21 (November 9, 2001). http://old.mbherald.com/40-21/family.html (accessed 18 May 2008).

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Address: 185 East Keith Rd., North Vancouver, BC  V7L 1V3

Phone: 604-985-8322

Website: North Shore Bethel Christian MB Church

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)

North Shore Bethel Christian MB Church Membership

Year Members
2001 44
2005 60
2010 76


Author(s) Richard D Thiessen
Date Published November 2010


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Thiessen, Richard D. "North Shore Bethel Christian Mennonite Brethren Church (North Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada)." Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. November 2010. Web. 18 Sep 2014. http://gameo.org/index.php?title=North_Shore_Bethel_Christian_Mennonite_Brethren_Church_(North_Vancouver,_British_Columbia,_Canada)&oldid=114792.

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Thiessen, Richard D. (November 2010). North Shore Bethel Christian Mennonite Brethren Church (North Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada). Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. Retrieved 18 September 2014, from http://gameo.org/index.php?title=North_Shore_Bethel_Christian_Mennonite_Brethren_Church_(North_Vancouver,_British_Columbia,_Canada)&oldid=114792.




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