In 1879 a small group of German-Swiss farmers established Bethany Baptist Church in a rural community west of Portland, Oregon. For more than a century BBC has been used by God to reach out to the community through serving others, preaching the Word of God locally, planting churches in the neighboring communities, and sending missionaries abroad. Just 30 years ago BBC stood in the middle of hay fields and already had a strong international missions focus, and now we find ourselves surrounded by a growing, unchurched, multi-ethnic community. The mission field is now at our doorstep!
We have exceptionally solid Bible teaching, talented members to lead worship, people that are serious about studying God’s Word, a beautiful campus, and tremendous potential for ministry. However, we need a new vision to engage the community and to more effectively utilize the resources with which God has entrusted us. Lacking some key leadership positions, our congregation is feeling the need for refreshing and redirection. We are praying for a pastor with a passion for expository preaching and for equipping the body of Christ for works of service.
It is our desire to bring glory to God as we make disciples who worship God joyfully, study His Word faithfully, pursue Spirit-led ministry opportunities, and be the hands and feet of Jesus to our community and beyond. Are you ready to join and lead us as we begin the next chapter at Bethany Baptist Church?