Our Story

What Drives the Church

The people of the Christian Reformed Church of St. Albert form a vibrant and faithful community of worshipers that meet regularly for Sunday morning services and other events. The church’s belief is that since Jesus Christ gave His life freely for those who needed his love and forgiveness, the natural response is to love Him and others in turn. This belief drives and defines the Church.

St. Albert Christian Reformed Church's History

In the 1970's a group of St. Albert residents began meeting for Bible study on Sunday nights. They came from several Edmonton churches and began exploring the possibility of establishing a local church. In 1980 that loosely-knit group of believers was formally recognized by Classis Alberta North, the regional governing body of the Christian Reformed Church, the denomination to which the congregation belongs.

Our first Church "home" was a school gymnasium, and our first pastor, Fred Koning, arrived in 1981. Our second pastor, Dick Heinen, arrived in 1987. Under his guidance and construction expertise, the congregation built the present day church building. It took thousands of volunteer hours and generous financial support, but in 1991 the congregation had a new home.

Pastor Bruce Adema led the congregation from 1992 to 1997. Programs such as Coffee Break, Men's Life, Friendship , Cadets and Calvinettes (now called GEMS) continued to flourish during this period. In 1997 Pastor Bruce and his family left for missionary work in the Philippines.

Pastor John Luth arrived with wife Audrey and four children in August of 1998 and served us for 18 years. His last service was in June 2016.

In mid-January 2017 we welcomed Pastor Tony Maan to lead our congregation. Pastor Tony has served Maranatha Christian Reformed Church in Lethbridge, AB from 2010 to 2017 as well as serving Bethel Christian Reformed Church in Edmonton, AB for many years prior to that.

Our Church continues to provide fellowship and worship for residents of St. Albert, Edmonton and surrounding areas. Please join us for worship on Sunday mornings at 10:30am.