Lethbridge Mission Church began services and formally organized in 1963 with 33 charter members. At first they met in rented facilities. In 1966 the name was changed to the Lakeview Mennonite Brethren Church. The congregation constructed its own meeting house in 1965 and expanded the building in 1972. In 1979 a decision was made to establish another congregation, which became the College Drive Community Church. Allan Guenther is considered the founding leader of the group. The congregation originated through outreach by the Alberta Conference of Mennonite Brethren Churches.
The congregation changed its name to Lakeview Bible Church before 2000.
Canadian Mennonite (10 May 1963): 1.
Centre for Mennonite Brethren Studies. "Lakeview MB Church." Web. 14 March 2012. http://www.mbconf.ca/home/products_and_services/resources/published_genealogies/mb_provincial_conferences_and_church_congregation_records/alberta_archives/lakeview_mennonite_brethren_church_archives/.
Mennonite Brethren Herald (27 May 1988): 5; (15 December 2006); (September 2007).
Penner, Peter. No Longer at Arm's Length: Mennonite Brethren Church Planting in Canada. Winnipeg, MB: Kindred Press, 1987, 178 pp.
Toews, John A. A History of the Mennonite Brethren Church: Pilgrims and Pioneers. Fresno, CA, 1975: 167.
Archival RecordsCentre for Mennonite Brethren Studies, Winnipeg, MB: Volumes 335-336.
Address: 1509 29th Street South, Lethbridge, AB T1K 2X6
Website: Lakeview Bible Church
Alberta Conference of Mennonite Brethren Churches (1963-present)
Canadian Conference of Mennonite Brethren Churches (1963-present)
General Conference of Mennonite Brethren Churches (1963-2002)
Lakeview Bible Church Ministers
|Wm. E. Thiessen||1966–1967|
|H. P. Nikkel||1971–1973|
|H. P. Nikkel||1978–1979|
|Henry R. Baerg (interim)||1986|
|A. J. Poettcker||1993-2006|
Lakeview Bible Church Membership
|Richard D. Thiessen|
|Date Published||March 2012|
Cite This Article
Epp, Marlene and Richard D. Thiessen. "Lakeview Bible Church (Lethbridge, Alberta, Canada)." Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. March 2012. Web. 18 Apr 2014. http://gameo.org/index.php?title=Lakeview_Bible_Church_(Lethbridge,_Alberta,_Canada)&oldid=88877.
Epp, Marlene and Richard D. Thiessen. (March 2012). Lakeview Bible Church (Lethbridge, Alberta, Canada). Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. Retrieved 18 April 2014, from http://gameo.org/index.php?title=Lakeview_Bible_Church_(Lethbridge,_Alberta,_Canada)&oldid=88877.
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