In June 2013 a couple from the Olds area began to attend Redemption Church Calgary and immediately felt in their hearts "we need a church like this in Olds!" Thus began the prayer process to see if this was part of God's plan.
They attended a small group and got involved in serving as the elders in Calgary began to consider and pray about the possibility of a plant in Olds.
Dec 1 2014 God began to answer those prayers as 6-8 people began to meet at the Ramada Inn in Olds as a satellite location with a live feed service from Calgary. It was clearly a short term solution but a step in the right direction.
But God was faithful and the number of those gathering continued to increase. On January 25 2015 God provided a suitable meeting place at the Olds Recreation Centre. The elders from Calgary came to provide leadership to this budding work.
Mar 15 2015 was our first official service. Trevor Peacock, pastor of Redemption Church Calgary and a worship team came to lead. God’s Word was preached and the name of Jesus was lifted high in worship.
God answered another prayer on June 1, 2015 when Jon Anderson, an elder from Calgary, came as our full-time pastor, bringing us solid biblically sound teaching each week. And again in January of 2016 when Tim Miller came to lead worship.
In 2017 we joined the Great Commission Collective, a passionate network of churches dedicated to seeing God’s glory proclaimed through the planting of faithful gospel preaching churches around the world, and in 2018 we changed our name from Harvest Bible Chapel to Redemption Church.
The Lord continues, as He promised, to build His church. We have seen lost people saved, saved people baptized and matured and mature people being multiplied all to the glory of God.
Today our gathering averages around 60 people. We have hired Josh Goossen as director of worship and youth and we continue to strive for faithfulness as a church, trusting God to bring about fruitfulness in our lives and among His people.
October of 2018 we installed our own elders and officially stand on our own as an autonomous local church (September 2018) . Trusting God that what He has done among us so far is only the first fruits of great things to come.