Christian Fellowship Church (Lanigan, Saskatchewan, Canada)

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Christian Fellowship Church, Lanigan, SK
Source: Saskatchewan MB Conference website

The Christian Fellowship Church in Lanigan, Saskatchewan, held it’s first service on 5 November 1972 in St. Patricks Catholic Church with 13 in attendance. This was a project of the Mennonite Brethren Mission of Saskatchewan. The building itself was soon moved to Lanigan from 7 miles (11 km.) west of Leroy by the Christian and Missionary Alliance and was purchased by Mennonite Brethren Missions in 1972. Lawrence and Martha Redekopp were asked to serve as interim pastors. They agreed and spent the first nine months driving in from Saskatoon to hold 2 services each Sunday. By spring of 1973 they had accepted the invitation to become full-time pastors, and moved to Lanigan. In 1975 the church was accepted into the Saskatchewan Conference of Mennonite Brethren Churches and in 1976 it became self-supporting. 

One thing that influenced the life of the church was the ministry of the Messenger Quartet. Upon the invitation of the church they visited the community three different times. People responded to the gospel message through their ministry and church growth resulted. By their 10th anniversary, the little church, with seating capacity of 100 was full. The Sunday School facilities were taxed to the limit. After much prayer and discussion a decision was made to build a new building to seat 250 people. The first service in the new sanctuary was held on September 1982.


Centre for Mennonite Brethren Studies. "Christian Fellowship Church." Web. 13 September 2010.

Mennonite Brethren Herald (27 May 1988): 67.

Penner, Peter. No Longer at Arm's Length: Mennonite Brethren Church Planting in Canada. Winnipeg, MB: Kindred Press, 1987. Available in full electronic text at:

Archival Records

Centre for Mennonite Brethren Studies, Winnipeg, MB: Volume 616.

Additional Information

Address: 58 Mayo Street, Lanigan, Saskatchewan

Phone: 306-365-2510

Website: Christian Fellowship Church

Denominational Affiliations:

Canadian Conference of Mennonite Brethren Churches

Saskatchewan Conference of Mennonite Brethren Churches

General Conference of Mennonite Brethren Churches

Christian Fellowship Church Ministers

Minister Years
Lawrence Redekopp 1972-1985
Mel Konkel 1985-1992
Abe Unrau (interim) 1992-1993
Abe Klassen 1993-2000
Steve White 2000-2014
Brad Schroeder 2014-present

Christian Fellowship Church Membership

Year Members
1985 60
1994 58
2000 85
2010 100


Map:Christian Fellowship Church (Lanigan, Saskatchewan)

Author(s) Marlene Epp
Date Published March 2015

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Epp, Marlene. "Christian Fellowship Church (Lanigan, Saskatchewan, Canada)." Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. March 2015. Web. 16 Jun 2024.,_Saskatchewan,_Canada)&oldid=167866.

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Epp, Marlene. (March 2015). Christian Fellowship Church (Lanigan, Saskatchewan, Canada). Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. Retrieved 16 June 2024, from,_Saskatchewan,_Canada)&oldid=167866.

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