In the early 1980s Rev E. S. McKeen came with his family from eastern Canada to Calgary to establish our church. Bethel United Pentecostal Church originally started in the downtown area of Calgary then moved into the Northeast quadrant of the city. Rev. McKeen passed on to be with the Lord in May 2019. He was slated to come see the progress on our new location just weeks later. The legacy of Bother McKeen is held in high regard by many people connected to United Pentecostal Church across Canada.
In July of 2007, Pastor Henry Poitras came to pastor Bethel. Over the last few years the church has experienced a revival with now over 30 cultural backgrounds worshiping together, as a leading United Pentecostal Church in Alberta.
In 2012 the church moved from Airways Industrial Park to Marlborough Park. In 2013 we decided to take on the title of “The Pentecostals of Calgary”. Our vision is to maintain one main church location, as a beachhead, with church happening in the West and South of Calgary too, and also in the surrounding towns.
In the Winter of 2019 we started the move to our totally renovated new home in the Airways Industrial area, close to Barlow and McKnight. Our location is 2220 39th Ave. NE. Renovations are being finished up in the educational and fellowship hall areas of the building.
We look forward to you joining us, and our together seeing this church miracle continue throughout Calgary and beyond.