The Baptist church in Cold Lake has a rich history dating back to the 1940's and has had a continual presence throughout the years in our city since its inception. The desire to have a new Baptist church in Cold Lake did not go unnoticed and the Lord laid this burden upon the heart of Pastor David Harness Sr. (Pastor Emeritus of Victory Baptist Church of Sherwood Park, Alberta), who was instrumental in the establishment of Lakeside Baptist Church. The first meetings of Lakeside were held in October of 2006 with the support of many likeminded churches in Western Canada, and the assistance of Baptist Church Planting Ministries (BCPM).
The membership at Lakeside Baptist Church is grateful for the sacrificial efforts of the many servants of the Lord who have faithfully served the Saviour and the city of Cold Lake during their time. The building that our congregation currently meets in was acquired in 2009 with the assistance of Martti & Pirrko Sihvo. Our meeting place has experienced many upgrades since that time and we are grateful for the generous gifts, and sacrificial labour of the congregation and its friends who have made this possible.
Lakeside called Jason Yellowknee as their pastor in August of 2019. Pastor Yellowknee has a burden for authentic Bible based Christianity that glorifies Jesus Christ, the renewal of heartfelt service which comes from an internal love relationship with the Saviour, and the spiritual development of disciples through the freedom found in a grace based walk with the Lord.
We, as a group of believers, function collectively as a team who are dependant upon each others spiritual gifts. We have been and continue to be blessed by God’s hand. The Lord has seen fit in the past few years to establish Lakeland Baptist College, (a ministry designed to develop disciples for the gospel ministry), and to connect us with Baptist Mission's to Forgotten People's as a way to highlight world-wide missions to the unreached people groups of our nation and the world.
We, as a family, whole-heartedly look for ways which we can serve fellow residents of our city, and help individuals like yourself grow closer to the Lord in your walk with Him. We hope you will consider visiting us soon.