Welcome to the Canadian Association for Baptist Freedoms!

We seek to be a safe and welcoming environment in which Baptists can share all concerns and points of view without fear of being marginalised.

The CABF is a Canada-wide fellowship composed of both individuals and Churches. Currently, our member Churches are located in Nova Scotia, Ontario and Alberta but we are open to receiving new members from any province or territory - click here for details.

Our Vision: Baptists freely seeking, living, sharing and celebrating justice, peace and love under the lordship of Christ.

Our Mission: We encourage and support churches, pastors, and other individuals to understand and affirm Baptist freedoms as they express their faith.


Church at Southpoint Joins CABF

The Church at Southpoint in Surrey, BC was accepted as a new member congregation during the January CABF Council meeting. We warmly welcome the Church and their Pastor, Rev. Anne Baxter Smith, to our fellowship!

Alberta Recognizes CABF Clergy

Rusty EdwardsRev. Dr. Rusty Edwards, Chair of CABF's Credentials Committee, has announced exciting news - Alberta Vital Statistics has recognized the CABF as a religious body whose credentialed clergy can be granted licenses to marry! This means that our newest member congregation, First Baptist Edmonton, can have clergy accredited by the CABF and recognized by their government. CABF has had this designation in NS for the last decade and is actively pursuing the same thing in other provinces.

Historic Ordination Recommended

ArlaOn November 15 a CABF Ordination Council met at First Baptist Church Halifax and unanimously recommended to this Church that Lic. Arla Johnson be ordained to Christian Ministry. Rev. Dr. Rusty Edwards of FBCH summed up the historic vote in these words: "Rightly so, tonight we have focused on Arla as a sibling in Christ who has sensed a call to ministry and has opened herself to that calling… we have examined her gifts for ministry, her theological training, her commitment to Baptist freedoms… What is remarkable is what we have not done—we have not assumed that Arla’s identity as a married, lesbian, woman in any way disqualifies her for service as an Ordained Minister. We did not gather tonight for the purpose of making history—we’re here to support our sister in Christ. And yet, I do not think we can depart without recognizing tonight as a historic moment not only for the Canadian Association for Baptist Freedoms but for Baptists across Canada and much of the world."

Wolfville Legion Honours Rev Dr. Roger Prentice

Roger PrenticeThe Wolfville Legion, now undertaking extensive renovation of its building on Main Street, Wolfville, plans to honour its former Chaplain by naming its new library the 'Roger Prentice Library.' The Library will also serve as the Legion's counselling room.Click here to learn more about this project and how you can support it.

P/T Youth Coordinator Needed

306598996 457126323112968 3423052195111946425 nBridgewater Baptist Church is seeking a part-time Youth Coordinator. For details contact  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Senior Pastor Search

The Port Williams United Baptist Church is seeking a Senior Pastor. For further details, or to apply, click here.


Telling the Story of the CABF

Two videos have been produced to mark the 50th Anniversary of the Canadian Association for Baptist Freedoms and its predecessor, the Atlantic Baptist Fellowship. Both videos are now on our CABF YouTube channel - watch and share them today!

CABF Voices - 5Oth Anniversary "Long"

CABF Voices - 50th Anniversary  "Short"



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You can donate to CABF through CanadaHelps.org - click on the image above. You will receive an immediate charitable receipt and your gift will be transferred.

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Here is the latest edition of the CABF Bulletin! Click here for a PDF version, or click on the picture to start reading!

When Dues are Due! CABF Individual Membership is on a twelve (12) month basis, so annual dues of $20 are due one year following your last payment date. For more information on membership click here.

50th Anniversary Lapel Pins

Anniversary Lapel PinLapel pins to commemorate the 50th Anniversary of ABF/CABF are available from the Treasurer at a cost of $10 each and can be obtained by sending an e-Transfer to cabftreasurer at gmail dot com (you know how to write that as an email address) and adding a name and mailing address in the “add a message” section of the e-Transfer or sending your request and a cheque to the Treasurer.

50th Anniversary Celebration

ic large w900h600q100 yesterday today tomorrowWhat a wonderful time we had in Wolfville as we celebrated the 50th Anniversary of the ABF-CABF! For a look at the program and to find links to various presentations, click here. A particularly poignant moment was the showing of a memorial slide set of some of those whose presence and leadership has meant so much. You can see it here.

Council Highlights

For details on what your Council is up to, check out the Council News menu tab under About Us.