The gospel first came to what is now the Cambridge area in 1868. Mr. Douglas Russell, an evangelist from Scotland, came to the Galt area where he had relatives. Preaching began in Queen’s Square, and later in the Knox Church, and a number of people were saved. However, baptism and gathering to the name of the Lord Jesus Christ was not yet understood.

In 1873 Mr. Douglas Russell returned to Canada and worked in the Clyde area. In the fall of 1874 gospel meeting began, first in the schoolhouse and then in the blacksmith’s wagon shop. Following the gospel meetings, regular study of the word of God commenced, which led to the truth of baptism and gathering to the name of the Lord Jesus Christ being understood. On Sunday, October 30, 1875, the Christians remembered the Lord for the first time in the blacksmith’s wagon shop in the Village of Clyde.

Clyde Gospel Hall (date unknown)

Clyde Gospel Hall (date unknown)

The assembly of believers met in the same building in Clyde from 1877 to 2005. At that time a building came up for sale in Cambridge, which was purchased and renovated. The last meeting in the hall in Clyde was Wednesday, November 30, 2005. The following Sunday, December 4, 2005, the believers began to meet at the current location in Cambridge.