Church Beginnings

First Baptist was officially recognized  and received into the Convention of Baptist Churches, on April 8th 1906. Known as Kelowna Baptist Church, the congregation continued the Baptist Christian witness that was already reported in the Okanagan Valley. (for a full report of this history, see Trials and Triumphs by Gordon H. Pousett)

The continuous Baptist witness of Kelowna Baptist Church, now First Baptist Church, Kelowna, started in 1906 continues to today.  Organized and started when Kelowna's population was at 1,300 persons, the ministry continues today in a modern city of 150,000. FBC has been located on three sites during its history, presently located at 1309 Bernard Ave.  The faithful witness of the 23 persons who gathered together for worship laid a foundation of Kingdom ministry, which continues today.

God has been good to us.  Each step of faith has been honoured by God. FBC has gathered officially in three locations over 100 plus years. Initially meeting in Raymer Hall, (289 Bernard Ave), then, at 1475 Ellis Street (1907-1961) and until today at 1309 Bernard Ave (1961 until today), FBC has remained faithful to the Scriptures as the sole source for our faith and ministry.