MBBF or Mill Bay Baptist Fellowship. In 2010 a group that was meeting in a home for Bible studies felt led by God to organize a Church in the Mill Bay, Shawnigan Lake, Cobble Hill area. The group moved to the Mill Bay Community League Hall and started having services.
The current five-acre property was purchased in Mill Bay in January 2014. The Church continued to move forward and under the guidance of the Holy Spirit, construction of the building began July 19, 2017. While Sunday gatherings continued in the Hall, occasional activities, such as community barbecues, were held on the Church property. The congregation moved into the Church facility with the first service on September 2, 2018.
MBBF was thriving with a strong love for one another and a desire to reach the community. There were monthly fellowship meals after Sunday worship in the Church foyer. Then along came Covid. Some ministries were put on hold, while others went online. Members continued to care for one another as they were able.
While Covid has been a difficult trial, the congregation has persevered. We continue to believe God has a bright future for the Church in being the light of the Gospel of Jesus to the community.
MBBF is situated in Mill Bay, but also draws people from Shawnigan Lake, Cobble Hill, Duncan, and as far away as Victoria and Cowichan Lake. Prior to Covid, Sunday attendance was typically between 60-80. At present it is more like 30-40 in the building with another 25-30 online via Zoom.
MBBF desires to welcome new people of all ages to the Church family.