1927: In early spring of this year, two young men from the newly organized Pentecostal Bible College in Winnipeg, introduced the Robinson family of Lloydminster to Pentecost (parents of Sarah Ball, who later would pastor the church with her husband, Rev. W. F. Ball). With Wesley O'Brien at the organ and Gordon Atter speaking about the move of the Holy Spirit, the presence of the Lord became very real in services held in private homes, in a tiny room over an old bakery, in a small band hall, and in an uncompleted funeral parlour.
1928: In early spring, Saskatchewan District Superintendent Walter McAlister, along with Pastor and Mrs. Alfred Scratch from Cutknife, and Mervold Jackson of Spruce Lake, erected a small gospel tent on the edge of an oat field, which today is 47th Street and 54th Avenue. The workers in charge, Miss Nellie Hendrickson (who later became a missionary to Kenya) and Miss Ivy Sparks saw victories won in the Lord's name.
1931: Rev. Wilbert Greenwood pastored the Pentecostal group for $5.00 a month, living in a tent with wood flooring and eating a lot of cracked wheat with milk and sugar.
1952: A parcel of land along 50th Avenue on the north Alberta side of Lloydminster was purchased from Ray Nelson. Construction began as Samuel Peregrym and sons Peter, Bill, and Steve went working in a logging camp to obtain material for a new church building.
1954: On the third Sunday in March, the Pentecostal Tabernacle in Lloydminster held its first dedication service, with many Pentecostal believers attending from other churches in Alberta.
1958: The first church board consisted of Emie Hamre, Metro Fedow, Lloyd Hess, Fred Shorland, Peter Peregrym, Bill Peregrym and Pastor Kerychuk. Church secretary-
From the sale of the old church manse, funds were made available to pay off the new church loan. The congregation was now more able to direct their resources toward church ministry. Since other Pentecostal works were developing within the city, the assembly chose the name Living Faith Pentecostal Tabernacle Lloydminster.
Special mention has to be made of the women of this assembly who have laboured and ministered, and are ministering in the Lord to this area and this generation. Some have been in the forefront and some have been behind the scenes.
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