In mid-1991 services were shifted to the Nordic Hall, with Sunday School held; it was home for four years. On 2 June 1991 Harvey Plett and Ben Friesen officiated at the Swan City Christian Fellowship’s chartering service with 18 members. In 1993 a 1.3 acre plot was purchased in the Mission Heights subdivision. Construction began in fall 1994 on a one-level building with a seating capacity of 250. On 14 May 1995 a dedication service was held. The congregation was renamed as Missions Heights Community Church. Later a new building was constructed in the Westpointe area and the congregation became known as Westpointe Community Church. The congregation began to use the building in January 2012.
Peter and Trudy Dueck ended their pastoral ministry in mid-August 1991. Pastoral couples who have served since include Peter and Martha Doerksen, Rick and Lori Hall, and Dwight and Sherry Munn. In 1995 the congregation had 43 members and averaged 100 at a worship service. In 2012, Westpointe Community Church had a membership of 96 and an average service attendance of 250.
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Address: 11305 Pinnacle Blvd., Grande Prairie, AB T8W 0C6
Website: Westpointe Community Church
|Date Published||February 2013|
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