Our Story

Solid Rock Baptist Church is a church out of Old Paths Baptist Church in Parkesburg, Pennsylvania started by Missionary Jon Mark Harwood and his family. In 2005, he left Old Paths Baptist and headed with his family to Alberta. Initially intending to go to Edmonton, he changed his mind, determining that Calgary was the place where the Lord was leading him. They arrived in Calgary on June 5, 2005. He started Solid Rock Baptist Church of Calgary, with his family attending, in the basement of their first home in Bridlewood where they started their first church services in the basement. Soon after, their family moved to another house in Somerset, where the basement was renovated and church services continued.

Then, in November 2007 by the grace of God, the church began to grow and later moved to a location on 424 Acadia Drive South East of Calgary.

In November 17, 2013 its congregation moved again to a new location in Forest Lawn in southeast Calgary. The location is at 1539 43rd Street SE , corner of 16th Avenue, SE. This move has been necessitated by the sale of the church building in Acadia, SE, by the building’s owner. The new location is centrally located in an area where the church had already been planning to start a missions work and church. We believe that this new location at Forest Lawn is God’s perfect will for the new work to begin. It has access to a mission field comprised of native born Canadians and people newly arrived from many parts of the world. Our ministry exerted a positive influence on southeast Calgary and the city as a whole through the preaching of the gospel of Jesus Christ.

We have seen God do some wonderful things TO us and FOR us over the years. Not only do we have a great history, but we believe, by the grace of God, that we also have a great future. Maybe that future includes having YOU as part of our church family!