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About Battle Lake Community Baptist Church - Our History

The first Christian ministry in the area was started in 1903 by Emma Papineau, when she and her husband Francis (Frank) and his brother Fred came to Battle Lake.
They were the first white people to settle at the west end of Battle Lake.
In the beginning the local Native Canadian Indian women came to the meetings, but this abated as more and more white people moved into the area.

The building itself was built in 1913, with land, lumber and labor all donated by local people.

Battle Lake Church
Building of Battle Lake Church - the first church in the district, 1913

Rev. J.M. Nelson arrived in the Westerose district in 1904, with his family, and immediately began to conduct services in homes of other settlers and was the first minister at the church at Battle Lake when it was built.

It was often difficult to get ministers in the early years, which resulted in the church being closed for a time.
We now have been open continuously since 1982.

There have been three additions to the church structure since the first building was erected.
In the 1950's it was the west end. In the 1960's, a basement was added and the church itself was moved farther back from the roadway. The most recent addition was in the early 1990's, when the front foyer, complete with water and sewer and bathrooms was added.

In 2016 BLBC Hosted a Homecoming. If you would like a copy of the book the History of Battle Lake Church, please contact the church.


About Battle Lake Community Baptist Church - Our Future

Battle Lake Baptist Church has launched a long-term plan that will make us a true “outpost” for Jesus Christ in our local community. We want to better meet the needs of people not currently active in a church so that they can experience God’s grace and grow to become fully committed followers of Christ.

Our new building which seats 150 in the Sanctuary with additional seating for another 50 plus, in the fellowship room is up and the doors are open. Please see us about hosting a meeting or event!

We encourage everyone to come on out, see the new church, fellowshiip with us and get to know your new friends!

Directions Battle Lake Community Baptist Church
Hwy #13 West past Hwy #771
1.6 km, then first right, immediate left for 2.5 km. and church is on the right hand side!


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