Crestview Fellowship was a church plant by the Kleefeld EMC church in the 1960’s. It all began when the Kleefeld EMC began holding Sunday School classes & Daily Vacation Bible School ministries in the St. Charles School close to Portage Ave. where the Perimeter Highway now stands. In 1967, the first building was completed between Hamilton Avenue and Bellavista Crescent.
The first official pastor of Crestview Fellowship was Melvin Koop who came with his fire and passion for evangelism. Many stories can be told of those first years of Crestview as it grew in the neighbourhood. God supplied all the needs of Crestview Fellowship in those days and continues to this day. Many fine servants have pastored at Crestview over the years and the church has been blessed with sound teaching and administration.
In the early 1980’s an addition was put onto the church and the old sanctuary became a gymnasium and the new sanctuary and fellowship area (lower level) were welcomed with optimism as God was blessing the faithful once again. Even in tough economic times, the congregation was able to pay off the debt and keep on reaching out to the community.
After many years of ministry in the community, Crestview Fellowship remains as a strong pillar in the community with welcoming worship services and personal Sunday School classes for all ages, a vibrant youth ministry that reaches into the community very well, and a ladies' and men's ministry that meets weekly.
It is the desire of Crestview Fellowship to be a Christ-centered help and hope to those in the neighbourhoods around us.