The Christian Fellowship Centre in Qualicum Beach is celebrating 30 years in the community this year.
On February 15, 1981 the sod was turned to begin the building of the facility at 825 Village Way. Built primarily with volunteer labour, the building opened in June 1982 with John Francis serving as pastor until November of that year.
In early 1983, Ed Alexander was approved as pastor and provided leadership for the congregation for the next 10 years.
These were years of growth as CFC became known on the Island as a place of prayer and healing as well as the home of an independent Christian School for almost two decades.
Following pastor Ed’s retirement in 1993, Graham Powell served as pastor, followed by CFC’s current pastoral team of Brian and Leah Robertson in 1996.
CFC is known as an active church, regularly participating in community events such as Qualicum Beach Family Days and the Parksville Canada Day parade, sending teams to serve in developing nations, and hosting events and seminars on topics such as divorce care, healing meetings, kids camp, the silver sleigh craft fair and an annual community Christmas banquet.
Continuing in a history of dynamic worship expression, the value of relationship, and faith in the power of God, the congregation is proud to be part of the Oceanside community and looks forward to many more years of ministry.