Cannington Baptist Church came into existence at a council of Regular Baptist Churches that was convened in Cannington on 26th July, 1887. Early on, the Lord blessed the work and new facilities were required. A new church building was dedicated on 14th Dec 1902 and with only a few alterations, served the church until our centennial year in 1987. One year later, an additional six thousand square foot extension was added to the existing building, giving rooms for teaching, an activities area, washrooms and a spacious new kitchen. This was dedicated in July 1988.
Over the many years, the church has served as a training field for men in the ministry, many being very notable in the Fellowship. We as a congregation have been blessed with great Pastors, and we have striven to put God’s Biblical truths above tradition. In this age of World View, we continue to preach Christ’s view!
CBC Purpose, Mandate & Vision
This is all based on Matt. 6:33, “But seek first the kingdom of God and His righteousness, and all these things shall be added to you.”
PURPOSE (the ‘why’): CBC exists to proclaim God’s NAME, KINGDOM, and WILL on earth as it is in Heaven (Matt 6:9-10), and secondly, to know Christ and to make Him known (Phil 3:10, 1 John 5:20, Eph 4:13)
MANDATE (the ‘goal’): To glorify God through the proclamation of His Holy Word, through persevering prayer with thanksgiving, and through sacrificial love. (Acts 2:42)
VISION (how to reach the goal):
- WORSHIPPING God- in sprit and in truth…(John 4:23-24)
- NURTURING God’s people- to be conformed to Christ…(Rom 8:28-29; Gal 4:19)
- Fulfilling God’s MISSION- making disciples of all nations…(Matt 28:18-20)