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The History of Maranatha Evangelical Free Church

 

  • September 18, 1977 - The first meeting of the Maranatha Evangelical Free Church is held in the home of Bill & Kathy Toews.  In attendance were 16 adults and 13 children.
  • January 1978 - Pastor Art Doerksen began on a part-time interim basis.
  • January 1978 - Moved to Strathmillan School.
  • July 1978 - Moved to Bruce Jr. High.
  • August 1979 - The church bought the property of 910 Sturgeon Rd.
  • July 1981 - Dave Lewycky began as full-time Senior Pastor.
  • October 1983 - the first Lamplighters program was held.
  • September 1984 - the first service was held in our current facilities.
  • May 1985 - Pat Schneider began as Church Secretary (the real office Boss).
  • May 1986 - Michael Scholl began as Caretaker (part-time).
  • October 1989 - Pat Schneider took over Caretaking duties.
  • September 1991 - Jerry Hiebert began as part-time Associate Pastor.
  • March 1992 - Jerry Hiebert resigned as Associate Pastor.
  • May 1994 - Dave Friesen began an Internship to work with the youth.
  • October 1994 - Dave Friesen began as full-time Associate Pastor.
  • July 1999 - Nathan Solnik took over Caretaking duties.
  • November 2000 - Jessica Friesen took over Caretaking duties.
  • September 2005 - Dave Lewycky resigned as Senior Pastor.
  • January 1, 2006 - MEFC re-dedicates itself and the building to the service of God.
  • June 2006 - Dave Friesen began as full-time Pastor.
  • October 2006 - Cathy Vankoughnet took over Caretaking duties.
  • Feb 2010 - Steve Eidse took on Outdoor Maintenance duties.
  • April 2012 - Silas Friesen took over Caretaking duties.
  • Sept 2014 - John Wiebe took over Outdoor maintenance duties.
  • Sept 2015 - Levi Friesen took over Caretaking duties.
  • Jan 2016 - MEFC re-dedicates itself and the building to the service of God.
  • Sept 2016 - Pat Schneider retires from Church Secretary position.
  • Sept 2016 - Natasha Martens hired as Office Administrator (the new office boss).
  • Jan 2017 - Dan Wilson hired as Office Administrator.
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