375 Hochelaga Street W
Moose Jaw, SK
Worship: 10:30am Sundays
Office Hours: Mon-Fri: 9am-12pm
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Our Canadian Story
OUR MISSION > Growing in Christ (and glorifying God) through
Worship, Outreach, Relationships, Discipleship and Service.
Our Core Values
> Persons – All people are made in the image of God and possess intrinsic worth.
All people can, and need to know Jesus and have a growing relationship with him.
> Church – The Christian community is the foundation for the growth of the Kingdom
of God on earth.
> Team – We best accomplish God’s purposes when we work together to maximize the
leadership resources of the church.
> Connection – We value our connection as part of the Free Methodist Church of Canada
and the larger body of Christ.
> Integrity – Integrity is grounded in the character of God and guides us in all we do.
> Learning – Lifelong learning is essential for a deeper and meaningful relationship with God.
> Growth – The Scriptures call for every Christian to participate in the growth of the church.
> Generosity – A generous God full of love and grace calls us to be generous to others.
At First Free Methodist Church our vision is to...
> GROW in loving God and others,
> GROW in equipping servant leaders,
> GROW in reaching people of all ages, and
> GROW in caring for our community and beyond.
In the 1700s, John Wesley, founder of the Methodist movement, lived and taught the message of hope in Jesus Christ. He viewed both his congregation and the whole world as his parish. The lives of hundreds of thousands in England were transformed by the life-giving power of faith in Jesus Christ. Slavery was abolished. Hospitals were founded. Child labour reform was enacted and schools were established. Wesley’s message proved that God could turn self-centered people into self-sacrificing servants.
In 1860, a group of North American Methodists renewed Wesley’s vision to transform the world, person by person through the message of God’s saving grace, calling themselves Free Methodists. This life of love for God and all people, also known as holiness, was a key message of B.T. Roberts, an early Free Methodist Leader.
One of our most important beliefs is that Jesus’ resurrection means more than just eternal life after death. Eternal life really begins at that moment when we actively receive Christ’s promise of salvation. The Holy Spirit starts changing us so that we can live a life that pleases God. We call this entire sanctification, which really means growing closer to Jesus each day. This gives us a new attitude toward our world.
Free Methodists are global Christians. With the complexity of technology and communication, it is said that our world view can shrink as the world becomes larger. We therefore need to be reminded, challenged and encouraged to keep our eyes on global needs.
Many historians have agreed that the main reason for the tremendous impact of the Wesleyan revival in England, and subsequently in North America, was John Wesley’s innovative methods of organizing everyone into small groups. Today, small groups and our membership orientation continue to challenge believers in their faith to adopt godly standards of living and be held accountable in a spirit of love. We want to be people so surrendered to Jesus that we will do whatever it takes - worldwide - to proclaim His offer of salvation and to alleviate suffering, because that’s what Jesus would do.
Our Moose Jaw Story
First Free Methodist Church has been a part of the community of Moose Jaw for over 100 years, with initial Free Methodist ministry starting in 1900. From the beginning, the desire of those who began the church was to serve Christ through sharing his grace and hope to this community. In October of 1905 Moose Jaw Free Methodist Church became more formally organized within the Free Methodist denomination.
Moose Jaw Free Methodist Church was renamed First Free
Methodist Church in 1987 after a number of members branched
out to start second church work. This also helped our denomination distinguish which Moose Jaw FMC they were serving.
Barry Taylor – Lead Pastor
Even though he was born in Ontario, Barry feels at home here on the prairies, having attended College in Moose Jaw at Aldersgate, then moving with his wife to serve at the Regina Free Methodist Church (Northview Community). After ministering in a Free Methodist church in Ontario, Barry, Tracey and their three children moved back to Saskatchewan in 2011, when he became lead pastor of First FMC.
He is passionate about sharing Christ’s love with those around him and helping others to grow in their relationship with Jesus, through time spent teaching, preaching, leading worship, and one on one visits.
Jennifer Warren – Office Administrator
Montreal is where Jen was born and raised, but her heart has grown fonder and fonder of the prairies over the last 15 years. Getting a degree at Briercrest College & Seminary is what brought her all the way out here, but the wonderful community she has found in Moose Jaw is what has kept her coming back ever since. Now a permanent Moose Javian, she is putting down roots and calling it home.
She owns her own professional photography business and has been self employed since 2010. A creative at heart, she enjoys theatre, music and visual arts. Her hobbies include Scuba diving, sailing, biking and enjoying small batch hand roasted coffee. She is the newest member of the FFMC Staff and is excited to be working in a church context again.
Rachel Runnalls – Youth Pastor
Rachel has had a heart for teenagers since she was hanging out backstage with her un-churched friends in high school. In her early twenties she worked with youth in a lot of contexts: camp, church youth group, a drop-in center and even an emergency shelter. She completed her Bachelors’ degree in Christian Ministry at Briercrest College in 2004, where she met her husband Logan. They were married in 2004 and have two awesome children.
Rachel feels privileged to be an equipper of our church family to reach and minister to youth. Her favourite part of her role is having a front row seat to watch God unleash His love and forgiveness in the lives of young people, transforming them from the inside out.
Patty Perry – Family Pastor
Patty’s life as a child revolved around church activities like Sunday school, children’s church and kid’s club where lasting friendships were formed and life patterns were established. Once a teen, she was then involved in youth group and in helping out with programs. So, it is no surprise that the journey continued and she now finds herself serving as the Family Pastor of the Free Methodist church here in Moose Jaw. She attended Okanagan Bible College and then the University of Regina. She relocated here to begin working as an elementary teacher.
It is her joy to pastor and a privilege to serve this community and her desire for each person to deeply know Jesus and to follow Him.
First Free Methodist Church
375 Hochelaga Street W
Moose Jaw, SK S6H 2G8
T: 306.693.3993 F: 306.692.9811
Worship: 10:30am Sundays
Office Hours: Monday-Friday: 9am-12pm
If you need to contact a pastor outside of regular office hours, please call the church and leave a message. We check our messages often, and we will return your call as soon as we are able.
Office - General
Lead Pastor - Barry Taylor
Youth Pastor - Rachel Runnalls
Family Pastor - Patty Perry
Office Administrator - Shelley Bader