The EBC Story

Ebenezer Baptist Church was established in 1904 by a group of Swedish immigrants.  The word 'ebenezer' is the combination of two Hebrew words, translating as "stone of help," and indeed it has been that to many for over 114 years.  For many years, EBC was an ethnic church using the Swedish language but in 1931 made the transition from Swedish to English to give the church a greater opportunity to reach all the people of Wetaskiwin.

In 1925, EBC was instrumental in the opening of the Swedish Bible Institute which was later renamed the Alberta Baptist Bible Academy (ABBA).  ABBA worked with EBC in Pastoral and Missionary training, outreach and ministry to the First Nations people of Maskwacis (formerly known as Hobbema).  ABBA eventually amalgamated with what is now Taylor Seminary in Edmonton.  Many graduates served across North America as Pastors and local church leaders and others were sent as missionaries to serve around the globe.

We desire to continue to honour the legacy of those who have gone before us.  EBC is committed to being salt and light in our community, region and the world.  We desire to glorify God, make disciples, and lead as many people as possible to live the extraordinary life that Jesus offers!