Christian Fellowship Chapel (Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada)

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Christian Fellowship Chapel, Winnipeg, MB.
Source: Fellowship of Evangelical Bible Churches website

The Christian Fellowship Chapel began services in 1943, informally organized on 1 September 1944 and formally organized in December 1948. Prior to 1943 H. P. Fast of Steinbach, Manitoba, met with several families who had moved from rural Manitoba in private homes in Winnipeg. Later, under the leadership of A. P. Toews, the group met at the Bethel Mission Church, and at the I.O.D.E. Hall on Sargent Avenue. In 1944 the group purchased a property at 232 Nassau Street; the existing building was renovated in 1953/54. In the spring of 1957 work began on the building at the present site, and the congregation officially moved on 8 December 1957. The first building was occupied in 1946, with a subsequent building program in 1957. H. P. Fast and A. P. Toews are considered the founding leaders of the group. The congregation originated through urbanization from rural Manitoba.

The congregation has been affiliated with the Evangelical Mennonite Brethren (1950-1987) / Fellowship of Evangelical Bible Churches (1987-).


Canadian Mennonite (20 May 1960): 10.

Christian Fellowship Chapel. "A Brief History." Web. 5 April 2010.

Additional Information

Address: 465 Osborne St., Winnipeg, Manitoba R3L 2A4.

Phone: 204-452-5720.

Website: Christian Fellowship Chapel

Denominational Affiliation: Fellowship of Evangelical Bible Churches 

Christian Fellowship Chapel Members

Year Members
1948 25
1954 44
1968 108
2000 60

Christian Fellowship Chapel Pastors

Name Years of


Henry Brandt 1949-1950
Waldo Wall 1950-1951
J. H. Quiring 1951-1952
John Eveland 1953-1962
Leo Thomas 1962-196?
Frank Koop 196?-1972
Abe Unrau 1972-1975
Randy Heinrichs 1976-1979
Terry Lewis 1979-198?
Don Gillette 198?-198?
John H. Bartelings 1989-1997
Jake Froese 1997-1998
Allan Dueck 1999-2008
John Harwood 2010-present


Map:Christian Fellowship Chapel (Winnipeg, Manitoba)

Author(s) Walter R., Marlene Epp Giesbrecht
Sam Steiner
Date Published April 2010

Cite This Article

MLA style

Giesbrecht, Walter R., Marlene Epp and Sam Steiner. "Christian Fellowship Chapel (Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada)." Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. April 2010. Web. 29 Nov 2021.,_Manitoba,_Canada)&oldid=142138.

APA style

Giesbrecht, Walter R., Marlene Epp and Sam Steiner. (April 2010). Christian Fellowship Chapel (Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada). Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. Retrieved 29 November 2021, from,_Manitoba,_Canada)&oldid=142138.


Adapted by permission of Herald Press, Harrisonburg, Virginia, from Mennonite Encyclopedia, Vol. 1, p. 582. All rights reserved.

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