Our Story

How it all started...

The Evangelical Church was born June 4, 1968, in Portland, Oregon, when 46 congregations and about 80 pastors met in an organizing session. Within two weeks a group of twenty churches and thirty pastors from Montana and North Dakota became a part of the new church. These congregations and ministers had been a part of the Evangelical United Brethren Church and the Methodist Church.

The spiritual roots of The Evangelical Church go back to the ministry of Arminius, the 17th century theologian, and to the Wesleyan revival. Certain distinctives were prominent in motivating the people who formed the new denomination, and those distinctives continue to guide the church's life, program, and devotion, which includes: 
  • Interchurch relationship limited to Biblically sound spiritual fellowship.
  • Faithful, Biblical and sensible preaching and teaching of those truths proclaimed by the scholars of the Wesleyan-Arminian viewpoint.
  • An itinerant system which reckons with the rights of individuals and the desires of the congregations.
  • Local ownership of all local church properties and assets.
Today the Pacific Conference of the Evangelical Church is made up of 53 churches through out Oregon and Washington.

Expanding the vision...

Our young people are the future of the Church! The Evangelical Church will continue as long as we are reaching the lost and spiritually nurturing future generations!

Where we are headed...

We have a desire to love on our community! Currently we are preparing to install irrigation to "The Garden" - our future community outreach to Cascade Elementary and immediate community which involves the design and implementation of a raised garden beds and a walking path on 1/2 acre of unused property adjacent to the church.

Be a part of our story...

Join us every Sunday as we gather to worship together a 9:30 am and 11 am.