Who We Are

We seek to offer a deep sense of community to all those within and beyond the walls of our church. It is our mission: To grow in our walk with God through Christ. To grow in fellowship. To grow in service. To grow as an inviting and welcoming people. ‘Striving to be a Matthew 25…

Our Statement of Welcome & Affirmation

The First Baptist Church of McMinnville is a creative, thoughtful, inclusive American Baptist congregation. Following the example of Jesus, the urging of the Spirit, the call of God, the challenge of the prophets, the legacy of those who have gone before us, and the insistence of our own consciences, we affirm the dignity and worth…

Our History

History of McMinnville First Baptist Church History  ∼  Historian Janis (Steine) A. Jonasson noted these facts at the churches hundredth birthday. The significant dates are as follows: 1858-59–The Rev. George C. Chandler, the first president of McMinnville (now Linfield) college organized the first Sunday School Sept 1865–Interest in McMinnville as a church site increased. It…

Safe Church Policy

Brief Summary of the First Baptist Church’s Safe Church Policy (a complete hard copy is available from the office or by dowloading the PDF at the bottom of this page. Feel free to speak with a member of the Safe Church Policy Team if you have any questions.) PURPOSE OF THE SAFE CHURCH POLICY To…