Union d'Eglises Baptistes Fran'aises au Canada

Union d'Eglises Baptistes Fran'aises au Canada

2285 Avenue Papineau
Montreal QC H2K 4J5
Canada

Attesting Officer
Rev. Stephane Couture
Dir., Church Development


45.5278598, -73.5633306


Baptist churches in French Canada first came into being through the labors of two missionaries from Switzerland, Rev. Louis Roussy and Mme. Henriette Feller, who arrived in Canada in 1835. The earliest church was organized in Grande Ligne (now St.-Blaise), Quebec in 1838.

By 1900 there were 7 churches in the province of Quebec and 13 French-language Baptist churches in the New England states. The leadership was totally French Canadian.

By 1960, the process of Americanization had caused the disappearance of the French Baptist churches in the New England states. During the 1960s, Quebec as a society, began rapidly changing in all its facets, education, politics, social values and structures. Mission, evangelism and church growth once again flourished. In 1969, in response to the new conditions, the Grande Ligne Mission passed control of its work to the newly formed Union of French Baptist Churches in Canada, which then included 8 churches. By 2005 the French Canadian Baptist movement had grown to include 34 congregations present in three provinces: Quebec, New Brunswick, and Ontario.

The Union d'Églises Baptistes Françaises au Canada is a member body of the Canadian Baptist Ministries and thus is affiliated with the Baptist World Alliance.


Full Communicants Average Attendance Other Members Total Inclusive Members Total Churches Membership Calculation Method
2004
1,868
2,802
0
1,868
34
2003
1,805
0
0
1,805
34
2002
1,720
0
0
1,720
32
2001
1,639
79
0
1,639
31
1999
1,264
72
30
1,294
27
1994
1,222
0
1,778
3,000
26
1992
1,169
0
0
1,169
24
1991
1,169
0
800
1,969
23
Serving Churches Retired Other Service to the Church Total Clergy
2004
29
7
4
40
2003
32
6
3
41
2002
30
7
2
39
2001
27
7
2
36
1999
32
5
2
39
1994
24
0
0
33
1992
16
0
0
23
1991
15
0
0
21
Total Schools Staff Pupils Total Individuals
2004
62
0
629
629
2003
68
0
595
595
2002
66
0
576
576
2001
64
0
675
675
1999
27
163
597
760
1994
26
0
0
900
1992
24
0
0
0
1991
18
0
0
763
Total Benevolences Total Financials Total Giving Local Expenses Method
2004
$458,000
$888,230
$430,230
2003
$428,000
$867,852
$439,852
2002
$346,575
$584,102
$237,527
2001
$320,732
$571,279
$250,547
1999
$356,209
$1,106,209
$750,000
1994
$75,000
$875,000
$800,000
1992
$79,610
$818,057
$738,447
1991
$53,126
$822,335
$769,209
1989
$90,000
$920,000
$830,000
1988
$119,925
$712,067
$592,142
1987
$95,000
$711,000
$616,000
1986
$83,520
$573,520
$490,000
1985
$81,400
$560,400
$479,000
1984
$68,000
$423,000
$355,000
1983
$53,000
$368,000
$315,000
1982
$50,500
$340,500
$290,000
1981
$39,000
$301,000
$262,000
1979
$222,229
$418,169
$195,940
1977
$177,992
$335,071
$157,079