What is our history?

The Protestant Evangelical Baptist Church has been present in the southern suburbs of Nantes for nearly 40 years now. In 1968 a missionary work was started in Nantes by Pastor Daniel Merckx of the Baptist Mission. This led to the planting of a small church in 1975 by Pastor Jean-Marc Ausset in premises in Saint-Sébastien-sur-Loire. Gradually, the church grew, and four years later, it moved to a house which had been purchased in Rue de Kiriol. Teams from Operation Mobilisation came to  partitipate in renovating and converting the small house, bringing with them their energy and good humour .

In 1984, Pastor Colin Howells succeeded Pastor Jean-Marc Ausset. Bible studies, conferences, and evangelisation campaigns were held, and the church grew with the arrival of a number of families.

Ten years later, the premises had become too small, and the church moved to its present location at 177 Route de Clisson in Saint Sébastien-sur-Loire. All of the members got involved in converting a former restaurant into a church building.

John McKee, was pastor from 2006 until 2018, he took over from Richard Rajaoba. The church has seen growth, with new activities being put in place, and several new families joining. Between 2009 and 2011 the church was renovated and extended.

Today the church building has a large meeting room which can accomodate nearly 100 people. There are also additional rooms used for childrens’ services on Sunday. There is also an "office" where people can meet to pray.