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Wilbert (Bill) Laing McLeod

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Bill invited Jesus into his life at 22. After his first pastorate in Rosthern, Sask., he became a circuit pastor in Burdette, Alta., and Strathclair, Shoal Lake, and Birtle, Man. In 1945, Bill joined Shantymen’s Christian Association, where he ministered in logging camps until beginning Tabor Baptist Chapel, Winnipeg, in 1953. He served as district superintendent of 40 churches over 1,000 miles. 1962–72, Bill ministered at Ebenezer Baptist Church, Saskatoon. As a member of Canadian Revival Fellowship and then Life Action Ministry, Bill travelled Canada and overseas, challenging believers to a deeper relationship with God. He established and directed Bird River Bible Camp, Man., and Nemieben Lake Wilderness Camp, Sask. Bill will be remembered for his knowledge of Scripture, faith-filled prayers, Bible-centred preaching, and love for family, friends, and nature.

  • Birth: October 4, 1918
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  • Death: July 28, 2012
  • Parents:
    Robert & Mary McLeod
  • Married:
    Barbara Robinson, June 3, 1942
  • Family:
    Barbara; children Judith (Dan) Hay, Lois (Winston) Churchill, Joanna (Darrell) Shaule, Timothy (Annette), Naomi; 19 grandchildren; 37 great-grandchildren
  • Church:
    Salem Community Bible (MB), Winnipeg