Albright Church exists to connect people to the best life possible by helping them to:
Begin the adventure of a relationship with Jesus Christ
Belong to an authentic community of faith
Become fully committed followers of Christ
Jacob Albright (1759-1808) whom our church is named after, was deeply moved by the Wesleyan Revival. He avidly shared the gospel among the German immigrants in North America by organizing groups to meet for prayer and encouragement. These meetings were the foundation of the Evangelical Association which formed in 1816.
The Evangelical Association sent its first missionary to Western Canada in 1899, and one year later, November 22, 1900, Ebenezer Evangelical Church (which later became Albright Church) started with 14 charter members. The early church was located in various areas of Winnipeg until 1930 when a building was erected at the corner of Church Ave. and McKenzie St. At this time the name changed to Albright Memorial Evangelical Church. This was Albright's home for sixty years, which were spent teaching, serving and loving those in its community. In the early 1980's a surge in growth brought the realization that the existing church building was not conducive to continuous growth. As a step of faith, the building was sold in 1990 and the church met for three years at Chief Peguis Jr. High School.
After several years of planning, sacrificing and hard work a new building was constructed on a 5 acre lot at 3400 DeVries Ave. At that time the name was changed to Albright Evangelical Church (and later shortened to Albright Church). The first worship service was held in our present facility on December 19, 1993.
As the church stepped out in faith, God was abundantly faithful in leading our growing church community.
In 2006, another faith step was taken as Albright extended its ministry through the planting of a daughter church, River's Edge Church, in the city of Selkirk, MB. Once again, God's faithfulness is evidently seen through the growing and thriving ministry at River's Edge!
God is continually preparing us for stepping out in faith. Our 'Next Steps Team' has been tasked with exploring how Albright can best serve God, our faith community, and our city in the future.
God has blessed us at Albright with a rich heritage and a wonderful church home. But Albright Church is more than just a building. Albright is a place where all are welcome and invited to begin the adventure of a relationship with Jesus Christ, belong to an authentic community of faith and become fully committed followers of Christ.