HISTORY OF THE EXCHANGE CHURCH
On January 15th, 2013 Brad and Caleb had a profound life-changing encounter with Jesus. The Holy Spirit opened their eyes in a brand new way to the beauty and the freedom found in the Good News about Jesus.
The Exchange officially launched on October 14th, 2012 as a new service/expression of First Alliance Church. The goal was to reach people that FAC were not currently reaching. Pastors Brad Young and Caleb Delamont began to lead this new community as it sought to find its identity and purpose. On January 15th, 2013 they both had a profound life-changing encounter with Jesus. The Holy Spirit opened their eyes in a brand new way to the beauty and the freedom found in the Good News about Jesus. It became something that was profoundly relevant not just for salvation but also for everyday life. With a renewed passion for Jesus and zeal for ministry they committed to do everything they could to faithfully point to Jesus.
We see a great need in Calgary for more churches committed to holding up the Good News of Jesus. We are excited for the future as we embark on this new adventure connecting people with Jesus and His mission in Calgary and around the world.
For each Sunday gathering from that point on the chief goal became to hold up the Good News of Jesus above all and in all that we said and did. The shift was palpable. Lifelong Christians began to wake up and find new joy and freedom in Jesus. Shortly after that it became clear that Jesus was saving unchurched people as well.
At this time God was moving in Pastor Brad and Caleb’s hearts and affirming the call to church planting. In February of 2016 they presented a proposal to the Elders of First Alliance Church that The Exchange should become a new church planted out of FAC. They agreed wholeheartedly and with a unanimous decision gave their blessing for the planting of The Exchange Church.