Church History


With just two families, Wellspring Church, then Burlington Alliance Church (BAC), held its first meeting on December 6, 1959 at Strathcona Public School. The two families who pioneered BAC were Jim and Irene Penman and Mr. and Mrs. Lloyd Hack. By June, 1962, BAC had grown to 25 official members with an average attendance of 50 people at its worship services and over 60 enrolled in weekly Sunday School. Sunday, April 28, 1963, marked the ground breaking ceremony of the first facility built on our current location at 4457 New St. BAC began out of a God-given desire and call to see the growing city of Burlington be reached with the grace and truth of Jesus Christ.

On September 1, 2017, Burlington Alliance Church was officially renamed Wellspring Church. The Bible says that God’s Spirit is like a spring of living water that wells up within us to eternal life. Jesus said, the water I give them will become in them a spring of water welling up to eternal life (John 4:14). Beginning in 2011, God began to give the leadership of BAC a repeated vision of there being a river or wellspring under the foundation of the life of the church that was in need of being uncovered so that it could begin to flow, that water being the river of God's presence in the ministry of the Holy Spirit.