Who We Are

Our History:

Rowandale Baptist Church began in 1953 and since that time has grown and moved three times. You can see more of our story here. We have been at our present location since 1965 and have become a fixture in the beautiful Fraser’s Grove community of East Kildonan. We are conveniently located half a block west of Henderson Highway and are easily accessible by car or public transit. 
Sunday Schedule:  9:30 am – Sunday School for all ages
 10:30 am – Coffee Time
 11:00 am – Worship Service
Summer Sunday Schedule  – 10:30 am – Worship Service (no Sunday School or Coffee Fellowship)
                                        – summer schedule starts June 18

Sunday Sermons This Month:

In a time of transition, change is inevitable. This is also true in the life of a local church. The prospect of change tends to excite some people and make others nervous.  We wonder, “What exactly will change, when will it change, and what will that mean for me?” Thankfully, we can be confident that God never changes (James 1:17); his character, plans, and promises always remain the same. Furthermore, there are some things that the Bible instructs us to do and to keep on doing until the Lord Jesus comes back or calls us home. During the month of July, we will consider a few of these never-changing practices of the church, as we aim to stay on track in a time of transition.

Staying on Track in Transition

July 2-Prayer (Acts 4:31)  

July 9-Gospel (Colossians 1:21-23)(Communion Sunday)

July 16-Scripture (Psalm 19)

July 23-Unity (Ephesians 4:1-6)

July 30-Mission (Matthew 28:16-20)


Our Mission:

The most important task of believers today is to make disciples of Jesus Christ.  Our Mission at Rowandale is to equip and enable disciples to make disciples. This means that first of all we teach what the Bible says about being a disciple. Then, we try to provide opportunities for people to share those things with others.

What We Believe:

Rowandale is a member church in the North American Baptist Conference. Together with 400 other member churches, we adhere to the NAB Statement of Faith that was adopted in 1989 and amended in 2009.

Our Staff:

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Jonathan Kroeker, Lead Pastor

Jonathan has been the Associate Pastor at Rowandale since 2005 and has just taken the lead role since July 2017. He was a youth pastor and associate pastor for several years before stepping into his present position, and has a passion for outreach and discipleship. He was born and raised in Winnipeg and studied at University of Toronto and Providence Seminary. He is married and has two young sons that keep him and his wife busy. You can reach him at jkroeker@rowandale.ca

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Ben Clouston, Youth Pastor

Ben became the Youth Pastor here at Rowandale in September of 2015. He was raised in Ontario, married a girl from Quebec, attended Bible School in New Brunswick (NBBI), and now lives in Manitoba. He is friendly and approachable, and has a desire to see youth come to follow Jesus and grow in their commitment to Him. You can reach him at bclouston@rowandale.ca

Bev Sheridan, Office Administrator

Bev is the friendly voice you hear when you call our church office. She works as our church secretary and receptionist. We appreciate her happy disposition and how she works hard to make sure that everything is ready for Sunday when people come for the worship service. She has three grown children and two grandsons. You can reach her at office@rowandale.ca