The Charlottetown Baptist Church was established in 1836, a result of the tireless efforts of town druggist Thomas DesBrisay who had been recently baptized by Rev. Charles Tupper, an itinerant Baptist missionary. DesBrisay led eight other baptized followers of Jesus to commit to membership. Rev. George MacDonald, a Sessions preacher visiting from Nova Scotia, conducted the inauguration. Thomas DesBrisay was inducted as the first deacon.
Growth over the years led to several building programs. In 1905, First Baptist hosted the first session of the newly formed Maritime United Baptist Convention. The present church facility located at 235 Prince Street was dedicated on May 17, 1959.
Strategically located in downtown Charlottetown, the birthplace of our nation, our church strives to show devotion to our Lord with a five-part vision: Reach, Pray, Teach, Care, Worship. To share the good news of Jesus at home and around the world, we belong to the Prince Edward Island Baptist Association, and are affiliated regionally with the Convention of Atlantic Baptist Churches, nationally with Canadian Baptist Ministries and internationally with the Baptist World Alliance.
Please feel free to contact us. Whether you live in Charlottetown, are new to the community or plan to visit in the future, we’d love to meet you in person. You are always welcome to worship with us.
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First Baptist Church
235 Prince Street
Charlottetown, PE, C1A 4S2
(902) 628-2111 firstname.lastname@example.org