Canadian Baptists of Atlantic Canada

Canadian Baptists of Atlantic Canada

1655 Manawagonish Rd
Saint John NB E2M 3Y2
Canada

Attesting Officer
Andrew Myers
Communications Manager


Media Contact
Andrew Myers
Communications Manager

45.2350819, -66.1238914


The Canadian Baptists of Atlantic Canada is the largest Baptist denomination in Canada. Through the Canadian Baptist Ministries, it is a member of the Baptist World Alliance.

In 1763 two Baptist churches were organized in Atlantic Canada, one in Sackville, New Brunswick and the other in Wolfville, Nova Scotia. Although both these churches experienced crises and lost continuity, they recovered and stand today as the beginning of organized Baptist work in Canada.

Nine Baptist churches met in Lower Granville, Nova Scotia in 1800 and formed the first Baptist Association in Canada. By 1846 the Maritime Baptist Convention was organized, consisting of 169 churches. Three streams of Baptist life merged in 1905 to form the United Baptist Convention. This is how the term “United Baptist” was derived. Today there are 455+ churches within 20 associations across the Convention.

The CBAC has two educational institutions: Crandall University in Moncton, New Brunswick, a Christian Liberal Arts University; and Acadia Divinity College in Wolfville, Nova Scotia, a Graduate School of Theology. The CBAC engages in world mission through Canadian Baptist Ministries, the all-Canada mission agency. In addition to an active program of new congregations, congregational renewal, & leadership development, the CBAC operates senior citizen complexes and a Foundation that exists for Baptists to invest in the work and ministry of our churches (savings accounts, loans for churches).

Nationally, we partner with other Canadian Baptist denominations - Union d'Églises Baptistes Francophones du Canada (http://www.unionbaptiste.com), Canadian Baptists of Ontario & Quebec (http://www.baptist.ca) and the Canadian Baptists of Western Canada (http://www.cbwc.ca).


Full Communicants Average Attendance Other Members Total Inclusive Members Total Churches Membership Calculation Method
2010
58,924
0
0
58,924
510
2009
59,105
0
0
59,105
511
2006
62,070
27,369
0
62,070
512
2003
62,766
27,427
0
62,766
539
2002
63,236
28,172
0
63,236
556
1998
62,276
26,812
0
62,276
555
1997
63,787
0
0
63,787
550
1996
61,220
0
0
61,220
554
1995
63,788
0
0
63,788
546
1994
63,625
0
0
63,625
546
1993
66,625
0
0
66,625
554
1992
66,484
0
0
66,484
546
1991
45,897
0
18,196
64,093
558
1969
68,208
0
0
68,208
596
1968
68,318
0
0
68,318
598
1967
0
0
0
68,885
0
1966
68,951
0
0
68,951
603
Serving Churches Retired Other Service to the Church Total Clergy
2010
321
161
195
677
2009
325
142
83
550
2006
297
168
185
650
2003
282
166
171
619
2002
282
166
171
619
1998
266
150
81
497
1997
302
0
0
496
1996
312
0
0
515
1995
295
0
0
553
1994
288
0
0
545
1993
300
0
0
542
1992
259
0
0
529
1991
0
0
0
518
1969
198
0
0
297
1968
196
0
0
300
1966
237
0
0
308
Total Schools Staff Pupils Total Individuals
2010
0
0
7,382
7,382
2009
0
0
6,721
6,721
2006
0
0
9,878
9,878
2003
314
0
12,518
12,518
2002
314
0
12,518
12,518
1998
323
0
16,708
16,708
1997
353
0
0
0
1996
459
0
0
18,277
1995
0
0
0
19,143
1994
0
0
0
26,475
1993
0
0
0
20,740
1992
0
0
0
23,288
1969
480
0
0
25,353
1968
472
0
0
40,999
1966
515
0
0
41,854
Total Benevolences Total Financials Total Giving Local Expenses Method
2009
$2,981,733
$42,606,361
$40,774,777
2006
$3,148,226
$45,537,677
$42,389,451
2003
$2,962,889
$36,457,660
$36,457,660
2002
$3,104,044
$38,007,921
$38,007,921
1998
$0
$33,161,631
$33,161,631
1997
$3,142,001
$33,207,092
$30,065,091
1996
$5,801,214
$32,013,391
$26,212,177
1995
$5,464,518
$31,437,095
$25,972,577
1994
$5,314,162
$27,684,150
$22,369,988
1993
$4,881,751
$27,831,734
$22,949,983
1992
$3,508,834
$31,880,449
$28,371,615
1990
$5,848,673
$29,965,013
$24,116,340
1989
$6,171,507
$29,466,338
$23,294,831
1988
$5,375,819
$27,302,943
$21,927,124
1987
$4,961,925
$26,226,390
$21,264,465
1986
$7,538,055
$29,040,438
$21,502,383
1985
$3,591,328
$22,706,878
$19,115,550
1984
$4,335,111
$24,316,068
$19,980,957
1983
$3,302,040
$21,582,542
$18,280,502
1982
$3,034,519
$19,038,152
$16,003,633
1980
$2,368,328
$18,874,578
$16,506,250
1979
$1,749,463
$14,649,256
$12,899,793
1978
$1,759,741
$12,276,468
$10,516,727
1977
$1,568,529
$10,926,810
$9,358,281
1976
$1,337,596
$9,686,786
$8,349,190