BETWEEN THE YEARS
of 1848 and 1853, a courageous group of pioneers came to the Willamette Valley from Monmouth, Illinois. They believed that God had called them to start a town, a college, and a church. Their heart was to proclaim the Gospel to this new and rugged frontier.
they established the City of Monmouth, Western Oregon University, and Monmouth Christian Church to this end. The original church building was located on the corner of Church Street and Monmouth Avenue (what is now the center of WOU’s campus). A portion of this original building can still be seen in the south wing of Praise Assembly on the corner of South Monmouth Avenue and Clay Street.
attitude has remained throughout the more than 150 year history of this church. This heart has led us to plant a daughter church in Dallas and a subsequent “grand-daughter church” in Corvallis. We have supported ministries all throughout America. We have a sister church in Salamanca, Mexico. We have raised up and sent missionaries to every corner of the world.
AFTER OVER 150 YEARS
our desire remains the same as those courageous pioneers; to proclaim the Gospel throughout this whole region and the whole world.
WHO WE ARE
The gospel is the story of God reconciling and redeeming a broken creation and fallen creatures to Himself through the life, death, resurrection and future return of Jesus Christ. Our hope and desire is that the gospel would stand at the center of all that we do. It is what directs and defines us. It is our identity.
WHAT WE DO
As believers, we are called to both celebrate and imitate Christ. This means ministry isn’t limited to the confines of a church building. Like Christ came into this world to make disciples, we are called to do the same. So while we do minister to one another, our deepest desire is to equip and encourage our church body to bring the gospel to their families, workplaces, neighborhoods and communities.
WHERE WE GO
God has graciously allowed us to be part of what He is doing in our city, country and world. We have been given the privilege to send out missionaries and church planters and partner with and support churches and organizations – all to make disciples of Jesus Christ. We have opportunities to be ministers of reconciliation and spread the good news of the gospel.
WHEN WE MEET
You'll find that we seek to bring glory to God and preach the gospel of Jesus Christ in all that we do. We hope you join us at a weekend service and consider making us your church family. We're not perfect, but fortunately, we've been saved by the One who is.