Welcome to Our New Pastor
We are delighted to announce that, after a long search, God has answered our prayers for a new pastor and brought Joe Hudson and his family to our church family!
Moose Jaw Baptist Church exists due to the long-time, faithful ministry of our pastor, Roger Foust and his wife, Ruth. Since retiring on December 2019, the church had been looking for a pastor to lead the church and continue the ministry in our community. We have members and attendees from both the city and surrounding communities, some traveling as far as 80 km (50 miles) to worship and fellowship with us.
Moose Jaw is a small city with a population of approximately 35,000 with most of the amenities one would need. We have several grocery store options, shopping, fast food restaurants and interesting tourist attractions. It carries the title “Most Notorious City” due to the stories of Al Capone and his alleged rum running during prohibition days. We used to label ourselves the “Friendly City,” and we at Moose Jaw Baptist Church still seek to show that side of the community as well as show it to the community.
Moose Jaw is located in the Canadian province of Saskatchewan. We are north and a little west of the Montana/North Dakota border. Our climate has all four seasons in full. We can have actual summer temperatures of 40° C (104° F) and winter of -40° C. (-40° F). We are an area with some of the most sunshine in Canada.
We are located 70 km (45 miles) west of Regina, Saskatchewan’s capital city with a population of 235,000.
Missionaries Roger and Ruth Foust, along with their four children, came to Moose Jaw in early 1982 under Hiawatha Baptist Missions (now Continental Baptist Missions). They established a Bible believing, Bible preaching, unaffiliated church and called it Moose Jaw Baptist Church. The first service was held on June 6, 1982. The church grew both numerically and spiritually since that time and became self-supporting in the early 2000s. While many things had changed in Moose Jaw during the last four decades, Pastor Foust continued to minister to the city through the work of the church. He had a passion for this city and all its residents.
Above all, Pastor Foust had a passion for God and His Word. The truths of God found in His Word are often referred to as doctrine. While many pastors attempt to avoid them, Pastor Foust taught that it really does make a difference what you believe, and that we must always go to the Bible to properly understand God, life, and even ourselves.
When Pastor Foust was not fulfilling his pastoral duties, he was usually found attempting to get that perfect nature photo, taking in a Warriors game with his wife, or just staring into the night sky in awe of God’s handiwork.
At the end of 2019, Pastor Foust officially retired as pastor of Moose Jaw Baptist Church. It is with deep sadness but with great hope in the Lord that we share that he passed away peacefully with family by his side on Friday, January 13, 2023, at the age of 74. Thank you, Pastor, for all you’ve done for the glory of God here in Moose Jaw!