The Evangelical Free Church of Erskine began south of town in the rural district of Ewing in the mid 1920’s. Early settlers to the area met in homes for Bible study and prayer. Once a schoolhouse was built, the meetings moved to the schoolhouse. In the fall of 1953, the congregation purchased the old Royal Bank building in the village of Erskine, 15 km north of Ewing School. The first meetings were held November 15th, 1953, with both morning and evening services. 

The Evangelical Free Church of Erskine began south of town in the rural district of Ewing in the mid 1920’s. Early settlers to the area met in homes for Bible study and prayer. Once a schoolhouse was built, the meetings moved to the schoolhouse. In the fall of 1953, the congregation purchased the old Royal Bank building in the village of Erskine, 15 km north of Ewing School. The first meetings were held November 15th, 1953, with both morning and evening services. 

Some changes were made to the old Royal Bank building to make it more suitable for meetings and a space upstairs was made into the parsonage. Over the course of time, an addition was built to accommodate a cloak room and an upstairs Sunday School room. Renovations were done to better utilize the basement area for children and youth activities. This building was dismantled in 1984 to make room for our current facility.

The existing building was constructed in phases as funds were raised. A “Sod-turning Ceremony” for Phase 1 took place Oct. 11, 1981 signifying the congregation’s commitment to build larger and more suitable facilities with construction starting soon after. August 21,1983 was the date of the first service held in the new church building. Phase 2 of construction, the present kitchen area, began in late 1988 with completion in 1989. Phase 3 of construction, the Fellowship Hall, began in 1992 as funds were available. In 1996, improvements were made to the Church property – sound room added, sidewalks poured, and parking lot improved. In 1997, three classrooms were partitioned off in Phase 3, greatly enhancing the Sunday School program. Fall of 2016 marked the beginning of construction for the Sanctuary expansion. This expansion moved the east wall of the sanctuary to the boundary of the property lines. Besides additional seating for 80 people, a baptismal tank was installed under the stage area.

From its’ earliest beginnings, the EFCE has had a solid core group of Bible-believing individuals and families. Through the years, others have come into the fellowship, put down roots, adding to the diversity of giftings and personality of the church. Strong servant-leadership has played a major role in the continuity of the ministry.

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Pastor Mark Broadway

Lead Pastor

About Pastor Mark

Pastor Mark has been in ministry for over thirty years. Over that time, he and his wife Melanie have cared for numerous congregations and individuals across the province of Alberta. His great joy is presenting the truth of the gospel of Jesus Christ to all who will listen. Mark believes that service to God and his people is the highest privilege any person can be called to undertake. Pastor Mark is pleased to serve the wonderful people of Erskine Evangelical Free Church as they reach toward the future God has planned for them.
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Pastor Austin Loewen

Youth Pastor

About Pastor Austin

My name is Austin Loewen and I am the Youth Pastor of the Evangelical Free Church of Erskine. I studied and graduated from Millar College of the Bible in Pambrun, SK; with a BA of Biblical Studies and a BA of Arts in strategic ministries. I love the Lord Jesus Christ, His Church, and I am very passionate about discipleship / mentorship, and seeing lives changed by God through the gospel of Jesus Christ. I am married to Amelia, who is also a graduate of Millar and shares my love for Jesus and my burden for ministry.
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Sherry Rempel

Administrative Assistant

About Sherry Rempel

Office Hours:
9:00 AM – 12:00 PM (Tue)
9:00 AM – 1:00 PM (Fri)

Sherry has worked in the church office administrator position for over 20 years. She also teaches private piano lessons, accompanies many vocal soloists and choirs, as well as playing for Sunday morning worship. She is married to Rod, has three grown daughters, two son-in-laws and two very adorable grandsons.

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Leadership

EFCE follows a congregational governance style under a leadership team comprised of pastors, elders and deacons. Several committees (8 in number at this time) provide input and guidance in various areas of church ministry for all ages. These committees, in addition to lending organizational prowess, afford numerous opportunities to adherents and members of EFCE to serve the Lord.
We believe the Scriptures, both Old and New Testaments, to be the inspired Word of God, without error in the original writings, the complete revelation of His will for the salvation of man, and the Divine and final authority for all Christian faith and life.
We believe in one God, Creator of all things, infinitely perfect and eternally existing in three Persons: Father, Son and Holy Spirit.
We believe that Jesus Christ is true God and true man, having been conceived of the Holy Spirit and born of the virgin Mary. He died on the cross a sacrifice for our sins according to the Scriptures. Further, He rose bodily from the dead, ascended into heaven, where at the right hand of the Majesty on high, He is now our High Priest and Advocate.
We believe that the ministry of the Holy Spirit is to glorify the Lord Jesus Christ, and during this age to convict men, regenerate the believing sinner, indwell, guide, instruct and empower the believer for godly living and service.
We believe that man was created in the image of God but fell into sin and is therefore lost, and only through regeneration by the Holy Spirit can salvation and spiritual life be obtained.
We believe that the shed blood of Jesus Christ and His resurrection provide the only ground for justification and salvation for all who believe, and only such as receive Jesus Christ are born of the Holy Spirit, and thus become children of God.
We believe that water baptism and the Lord’s Supper are ordinances to be observed by the church during this present age. They are, however, not to be regarded as a means of salvation.
We believe that the true church is composed of all such persons who through saving faith in Jesus Christ have been regenerated by the Holy Spirit and are united together in the Body of Christ of which He is the Head.
We believe that only those who are thus members of the true church shall be eligible for membership in the local church.
We believe that Jesus Christ is the Lord and the Head of the church, and that every local church has the right under Christ to govern its own affairs.
We believe in the personal and premillenial and imminent coming of our Lord Jesus Christ and that this blessed hope has a vital bearing in the personal life and service of the believer.
We believe in the bodily resurrection of the dead: of the believer to everlasting blessedness and joy with the Lord, of the unbeliever to judgement and everlasting conscious punishment.

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