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.

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.

(Adopted by Evangelical Free Church of Canada, July 26, 2008)

The Evangelical Free Church of Canada is an association of autonomous churches united in a common commitment to God’s evangel – the gospel of Jesus Christ, who died and rose again to give us eternal life. To God’s glory, the gospel is the power of God for the salvation of everyone who believes. Our essential theological convictions are vitally connected to this gospel.

We believe in one God, Creator of all things, holy, infinitely perfect, and eternally existing in a loving unity of three equally divine Persons: the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit. Having limitless knowledge and sovereign power, God has graciously purposed from eternity to redeem a people for Himself and to make all things new for His own glory.

We believe that God has spoken in the Scriptures, both Old and New Testaments, through the words of human authors. As the verbally inspired Word of God, the Bible is without error in the original writings, the complete revelation of His will for salvation, and the ultimate authority by which every realm of human knowledge and endeavour should be judged. Therefore, it is to be believed in all that it teaches, obeyed in all that it requires, and trusted in all that it promises.

We believe that God created Adam and Eve in His image, but they sinned when tempted by Satan. In union with Adam, human beings are sinners by nature and by choice, alienated from God, and under His wrath. Only through God’s saving work in Jesus Christ can we be rescued, reconciled and renewed.

We believe that Jesus Christ is God incarnate, fully God and fully man, one Person in two natures. Jesus – Israel’s promised Messiah -was conceived through the Holy Spirit and born of the virgin Mary. He lived a sinless life, was crucified under Pontius Pilate, arose bodily from the dead, ascended into heaven and sits at the right hand of God the Father as our High Priest and Advocate.

We believe that Jesus Christ, as our representative and substitute, shed His blood on the cross as the perfect, all-sufficient sacrifice for our sins. His atoning death and victorious resurrection constitute the only ground for salvation.

We believe that the Holy Spirit, in all that He does, glorifies the Lord Jesus Christ. He convicts the world of its guilt. He regenerates sinners, and in Him they are baptized into union with Christ and adopted as heirs in the family of God. He also indwells, illuminates, guides, equips and empowers believers for Christ-like living and service.

We believe that the true church comprises all who have been justified by God’s grace through faith alone in Christ alone. They are united by the Holy Spirit in the body of Christ, of which He is the Head. The true church is manifest in local churches, whose membership should be composed only of believers. The Lord Jesus mandated two ordinances, baptism and the Lord’s Supper, which visibly and tangibly express the gospel. Though they are not the means of salvation, when celebrated by the church in genuine faith, these ordinances confirm and nourish the believer.

We believe that God’s justifying grace must not be separated from His sanctifying power and purpose. God commands us to love Him supremely and others sacrificially, and to live out our faith with care for one another, compassion toward the poor and justice for the oppressed. With God’s Word, the Spirit’s power, and fervent prayer in Christ’s name, we are to combat the spiritual forces of evil. In obedience to Christ’s commission, we are to make disciples among all people, always bearing witness to the gospel in word and deed.

We believe in the personal, bodily and glorious return of our Lord Jesus Christ with His holy angels when He will bring His kingdom to fulfillment and exercise His role as Judge of all. This coming of Christ, at a time known only to God, demands constant expectancy and, as our blessed hope, motivates the believer to godly living, sacrificial service and energetic mission.

We believe that God commands everyone everywhere to believe the gospel by turning to Him in repentance and receiving the Lord Jesus Christ. We believe that God will raise the dead bodily and judge the world, assigning the unbeliever to condemnation and eternal conscious punishment and the believer to eternal blessedness and joy with the Lord in the new heaven and the new earth, to the praise of His glorious grace. Amen.

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