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.
Shauna leads Kid City, one of Fort City’s largest ministries. Shauna is a passionate believer in our mantra: “Everyone is welcome. No one is perfect. Anything is possible.” Together with the Kid City team, she ensures that all kids are welcome and have a powerful worship experience every Sunday. Our desire is that kids come to know Jesus at a young age. In addition to Kid City, Shauna spends her time riding Harley's and hanging out in the garage with her husband Tim.
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.
Brun has the gift of administration. Because of her administrative skills, Fort City’s ministries are able to flourish. Brun makes people feel comfortable and loved, making our office feel like a home. Not only that, we are convinced she’s a secret genius. Sometimes we ask her random questions just to see how much she knows. She also has the most adorable grandkids ever.
While YWAM are not staff at Fort City, they make an incredible youth program happen here. YWAM ensures that the Thursday youth lunch program serves the best Mac & Cheese in Fort McMurray, while also providing a safe place for students to hang out and play some games. Their Tuesday night youth group serves up supper and discussions on faith. YWAM Fort McMurray is an amazing non-profit in our community serving low-income families and providing Indigenous awareness. For more info, see the links below.