Gospel Light Church (Debolt, Alberta, Canada)
Box 460, Debolt, AB, T0H 1B0. (403) 957-3739. Located west of the hamlet of Debolt. Minister Paul Warnock served in 1999 as a congregational leader. In 1965 there were 27 members; in 1985, 40; in 1993, 36. The congregation had been affiliated with the Alberta Conference of Mennonite Brethren Churches (1962-1999), Canadian Conference of Mennonite Brethren Churches (1964-1999), and General Conference of Mennonite Brethren Churches (1962-1999). The language of worship is English.
The congregation began services and formally organized in 1941. The first building was occupied in 1942, with subsequent building programs in 1963 and 1985. Christian Hauff is considered the founding leader of the group. The congregation originated through colonization from Saskatchewan.
In the fall of 1998 the congregation voted to join the Christian and Missionary Alliance denomination; the denomination of origin for its pastor. In March 1999 the Alberta conference released the congregation with its blessing. They continued to use the Gospel Light Church name.
The group was previously known as Crooked Creek Mennonite Brethren Church.
Cornelson, Dora. "Early History of the MB Church of Crooked Creek," 1978, 7 pp. Centre For Mennonite Brethren Studies.
" Alberta MB Conference." Mennonite Brethren Herald 38 (16 April 1999)
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