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Pastor Troy Selley, Oak Bluff Bible Church, 2009. Photo: Rebecca Roman, The Messenger.
Oak Bluff Bible Church, a member of the Evangelical Mennonite Conference (EMC), began its services in 2005 as part of a vision to plant an evangelical church in Oak Bluff, located just off of the south perimeter of Winnipeg, Manitoba.

In 1999 volunteers from Rosenort Fellowship Chapel began hosting a Vacation Bible School program in Oak Buff each summer. The popularity of the program prompted prayers and discussions within Rosenort Fellowship Chapel.

Six families rallied around the vision to plant a church in the community of Oak Bluff.  Planning for the church began in fall 2004. The first worship service of Oak Bluff Bible Church, held in Oak Bluff Community School, was on 11 September 2005. During the academic year, services continue at the school; in summer, the congregation holds services at a community hall. Oak Bluff Bible Church was received into the EMC in 2006.

In 2012, Oak Bluff’s original pastoral couple, Troy and CoraLee Selley, continued to serve. Troy, a test engineer and manager, was trained as a pastor within Rosenort Fellowship Chapel. He later began seminary studies. By 2012 Oak Bluff’s pastoral position had moved from being unpaid to paid.

In 2012 the average attendance at an Oak Bluff Bible Church service was 80. That same year Oak Bluff Bible Church participated in a Meridian Youth Rally for the rural municipality of Macdonald and area.

Bibliography

EMC Yearbook for 2006: Including a Record of the Proceedings of the 56nd Annual Sessions of the Evangelical Mennonite Conference July 7-9, 2006. Steinbach: Evangelical Mennonite Conference, 2006.

EMC Yearbook for 2012: Including a Record of the Proceedings of the 62nd Annual Sessions of the Evangelical Mennonite Conference July 6-8, 2012. Steinbach: Evangelical Mennonite Conference, 2012.

Oak Bluff Bible Church. "About Us" and "Meet The Pastor." Web. 24 January 2013. http://oakbluffbiblechurch.com/about-us.

Wolowich, Val. "Meridian Youth Rally a Great Success." The Messenger 44, no. 8  (June 2012): 18.

Additional Information

Location: Oak Bluff Community School, 155 Agripark Road, Oak Bluff, Manitoba

Phone: 204-612-9623

Website: Oak Bluff Bible Church

Denominational Affiliation:  Evangelical Mennonite Conference.


Author(s) Terry Smith
Date Published January 2013


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Smith, Terry. "Oak Bluff Bible Church (Oak Bluff, Manitoba, Canada)." Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. January 2013. Web. 18 Dec 2014. http://gameo.org/index.php?title=Oak_Bluff_Bible_Church_(Oak_Bluff,_Manitoba,_Canada)&oldid=95963.

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Smith, Terry. (January 2013). Oak Bluff Bible Church (Oak Bluff, Manitoba, Canada). Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. Retrieved 18 December 2014, from http://gameo.org/index.php?title=Oak_Bluff_Bible_Church_(Oak_Bluff,_Manitoba,_Canada)&oldid=95963.




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