The Grant Memorial Baptist Church has its roots more than a century ago in 1890 when young Scandinavians arrived in Canada for better prospects. Faced with loneliness in a strange land, a Norwegian pastor recognized the need to assemble the First Scandinavian Baptist Church in 1894. As time passed, services were conducted in English. As of now, this church serves over 2000 people, not just Scandinavians. The focus is on preaching the biblical scriptures and forming small community groups.