Christian Family Center (Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada)

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Christian Family Center was planted in the year 2000 by Pastor Elton DaSilva and his father Pastor Elizeu DaSilva. The inner city church, meeting in a portion of the former Concord College campus, was conceived with the mission to address the needs of the Elmwood community in Winnipeg, Manitoba, with the good news of Jesus Christ. The church joined the Mennonite Brethren Church of Manitoba in 2004.

The congregation has seen itself as a church with a heart for the poor and hurting of their community. It has been involved in several community programs, including breakfast programs in two local schools, a seniors' ministry at a local government housing complex, and a ministry to troubled youth at the Manitoba Youth Centre.

The congregation voted on 8 November 2015 to end their Sunday morning services due to declining attendance. A final service was held on 17 January 2016.


Mennonite Brethren Herald (9 April 2004); (December 2011).

Additional Information

Address: 81 Henderson Highway, Winnipeg, MB R2L 1L2

Phone: 204-667-4029

Website: Christian Family Center

Denominational Affiliations:

Mennonite Brethren Church of Manitoba (2004-2016)

Canadian Conference of Mennonite Brethren Churches (2004-2016)

Minister Years
Elton DaSilva 2000-2010
Edgar French 2011-2015

Author(s) Richard D Thiessen
Date Published March 2016

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Thiessen, Richard D. "Christian Family Center (Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada)." Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. March 2016. Web. 22 Apr 2024.,_Manitoba,_Canada)&oldid=142710.

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Thiessen, Richard D. (March 2016). Christian Family Center (Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada). Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. Retrieved 22 April 2024, from,_Manitoba,_Canada)&oldid=142710.

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