Salem Community Bible Church (Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada)

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Salem Community Bible Church, Winnipeg, MB
Source: Christian Cassidy

Salem Community Bible Church in Winnipeg, Manitoba began services in 1960 when the Manitoba Home Missions began a work in the core area of Winnipeg. In 1963 this group organized as the Logan Avenue Mennonite Brethren Church, under the leadership of Rudie Willms. In 1965 the group moved to Alexander Avenue and renamed themselves as the Salem Mennonite Brethren Church. In 2011 the congregation changed its name to Salem Community Bible Church. It is multi-ethnic in character.

In 2011 the congregation had an average weekly attendance of 80-100.


Mennonite Brethren Herald (27 May 1988): 45; (October 2011): 30.

Penner, Peter. No Longer at Arms Length: Mennonite Brethren Church Planting in Canada. 1987, 178 pp.

Toews, John A. A History of the Mennonite Brethren Church: Pilgrims and Pioneers. 1975: 162.

Archival Records

Centre for Mennonite Brethren Studies, Winnipeg, MB: Volumes 503-504, Reel 84.

Additional Information

Address: 691 Alexander Avenue, Winnipeg, MB R3E 1J1

Phone: 204-772-0606

Denominational Affiliations:

Mennonite Brethren Church of Manitoba (1963-present)

Canadian Conference of Mennonite Brethren Churches (1963-present)

General Conference of Mennonite Brethren Churches (1963-2002)

Salem Community Bible Church Leading Ministers

Minister Years
Rudie Willms 1960-1966
Jacob Balzer 1966-1968
Jake Schmidt 1968-1969
Arno C. Fast 1969-present

Salem Community Bible Church Membership

Year Members
1965 48
1975 50
1985 45
1995 33
2000 51
2010 46

Author(s) Richard D Thiessen
Date Published March 2012

Cite This Article

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Thiessen, Richard D. "Salem Community Bible Church (Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada)." Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. March 2012. Web. 1 Dec 2020.,_Manitoba,_Canada)&oldid=142834.

APA style

Thiessen, Richard D. (March 2012). Salem Community Bible Church (Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada). Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. Retrieved 1 December 2020, from,_Manitoba,_Canada)&oldid=142834.

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