We are glad your thinking about checking out Fort City Church and we get it... visiting a church for the first time can be pretty intimidating. Truth is we are just normal people, who are trying to figure out what it means to live and look like Jesus. A typical Sunday service looks like 4 or 5 fresh and exciting worship songs, mixed in with a challenging message, maybe communion or an inspiring short video, and at least a few spilled coffees.
Find parking and make your way inside. Grab a coffee, meet new people, and pick a seat for worship.
Sing a few songs, with a full, rocking band. Listen and be challenged through preaching.
After the service you will have the opportunity to meet a few people and get involved in one of our weekly groups. Then come back and do it all again the following week.
We might just have more kids than adults here at Fort City. We are committed to creating fun learning environments for kids. Our hope is that all our kids come to know the love of Jesus at an early age.
Kid City loves to have fun, with energetic worship music and interactive games. Our team is made up of people who love to share the love of Jesus with our kids every Sunday.
Investing in Kid City is investing in our future. Our goal is for kids to learn about the love of Jesus and experience God weekly. Relevant, age appropriate Bible lessons are taught every Sunday.
The safety of your kids is important to us. We are committed to providing safe environments for you kids. All of our staff and volunteers complete background checks and are trained with the safety of your kids in mind.
The staff team at Fort City is made up of a diverse mix of guys and girls who are passionate about making church and the Gospel accessible for all people. Each staff member arrived at Fort City by following their own uniquely personal paths, but all are united in the goal of growing this church into people who look and love like Jesus. The team is mostly made up of relaxed fit with a skinny or two mixed in for good measure.
Doug comes to Fort City Church with a passion to see people connect deeply with the life transforming love of God. Serving as Lead pastor, he works to bring relevant messages with impact wherever you’re at in your spiritual journey. He loves leading and collaborating with a diverse and growing staff team who will not be confined by the status quo but are risk takers trusting God for an even better city.
Married for more than a few years to his wife Jane, they have three adult children and one son-in-law living across the country and around the world. Doug loves getting into the Alberta outdoors hunting or fishing and has an unrivalled collection of plaid shirts.
Matt leads Fort City’s Family Ministries program, including both Kid City & Fort City Youth. Matt brings with him the travelled experience that comes with serving in countries like Malaysia, Niger, Sierra Leone, and Mali for “Youth With A Mission” over the past 12 years. Matt's passion is to see the next generation come to know who Jesus is at an early age. Together with the Kid City team, he ensures that kids have a powerful and fun worship experience every Sunday. In addition to Kid City, he and his wife Steph split their time mentoring Fort City Youth and running YWAM Fort McMurray. Matt's claim to fame is starting the Macklemore haircut craze.
Lucas is Fort City’s team guy. Lucas is a Fort McMurray lifer. He grew up in Fort McMurray and has been a part of Fort City from before the birth of the internet. His passion for this place runs deep. He works to ensure all of our teams and community groups happen. Having worked as a full-time firefighter for 12 years, he understands the value of teamwork. "Ok team, huddle! Everybody hands in! 1.. 2.. 3.. Fort City!"
Adrien brings a level of creativity to the team that makes her perfect in the role of communications. Her graphic designs and social media campaigns help broaden the church’s impact. That might just be a fancy way of saying she is addicted to YouTube videos of cats.
Daniel keeps the Fort City team young at heart. He has a passion to see Youth and Young Adults come to know Jesus and have life to the full. Tuesday nights you can find him mentoring high school students and Sunday nights he runs a Young Adult group. In his down time you can find him watching UFC while trying to master the art of the perfect grilled cheese for Youth Lunch at Fort City.
Brenda might just be the most important person at Fort City. She's a details kind of person whose amazing work makes it so that everyone else in the office is able to do their job better. Whatever you do though, don't be late submitting your expense reports. She's been known to resort to mafia style tactics to get them.