Bethany Baptist Launches Spanish Language Church Plant

The following article appears on the Regular Baptist Church Planting web site on May 1, 2017: SALEM, Ore.—Bethany Baptist Church publicly launched a Spanish-language church on Easter Sunday. The launch of Bethany Iglesia Bautista is the result of the vision of Pastor Tim Baker and the leadership team of Bethany Baptist Church to form a multiethnic ministry. These leaders are committed to fulfilling Christ’s mission to reach every nation with…Keep Reading

Jason Nightingale With the Lord

Jason Nightingale of Wordsower International died April 19. He was 68. Jason married his wife, Sharon, on June 8, 1973, the year he accepted Christ as his Savior. He had just finished serving as a medic and operating room technician with the U.S. Army during the Vietnam War and was performing with Sharon in a Christian theater company called the Covenant Players. Jason, who had grown up in a Catholic…Keep Reading

Spiritual life retreat encourages men

We know that the apostle Peter understood how difficult it was to pray because of his no-nonsense statement in 1 Peter 4:7 – “Therefore be clear minded and self-controlled so that you can pray.” For three days in January, nearly 30 men gathered to pray at the BNN RENEW Spiritual Life Retreat at Camp Gilead near Seattle. The theme of this year’s prayer retreat was “Praying through Philippians”, and seven…Keep Reading

Teen Leadership Conference: A Life-Changing Event

High school and college students from Northwest churches spent three days learning from God’s Word, worshiping, and fellowshipping at Younglife’s Washington Family Ranch in Antelope, Oregon. This event, Teen Leadership Conference, began in 1976 with a handful of churches in the Seattle area, and this year celebrated 40 years of ministry with 438 students and leaders in attendance. Pastor Paul Pierce of Sleater-Kinney Road Baptist Church, Olympia, Washington, challenged students, as…Keep Reading

Nelson Zarfas accepts NBHM Business Manager position

The Council of 15 is happy to announce the calling of Nelson Zarfas to be our next Business Manager. Our current business manager, Dave Thompson, will be retiring on January 31 after 17+ years of excellent service to God. Nelson comes to the BNN from the busines world where he was a manager at Nordstrom before coming to Church Art Works where he has worked the past 20 years. Nelson…Keep Reading

Lunsford called as new BNN Executive Director

Read about it in the latest edition of the BNN “NETWORKINGS” Newsletter! Click here —> NETWORKINGS April 15, 2016 Pictured is Dave and Sue Lunsford after being called by the network to serve as BNN Executive Director.  

Networkings Newsletter – March 28, 2016

Check out the latest edition of our “NETWORKINGS” newsletter! Click here to read more —>  NETWORKINGS – March 28, 2016 Pictured is Pastor Dewayne & Evie Lebow, “passing the baton” through years of interim pastoral ministry!  

Networkings Newsletter – March 3, 2016

Check out our latest “NETWORKINGS” newsletter! Click here to view —> NETWORKINGS March 3, 2016 Pictured – Dr. William Bellshaw home with the Lord

Taking the Good News into the Public Schools

GRANDVIEW, Wash.—Their key verse is Mark 10:45: “For even the Son of Man did not come to be served, but to serve.” Antonio (Tony) and Grace Sanchez are bicultural home missionaries with Northwest Baptist Home Mission. Even though Tony is the missionary pastor of Iglesia Del Pueblo, he and Grace minister primarily to families and children. And their ministry is a family affair: their four children—Ryan, 22; Nikki, 21; Jonathan,…Keep Reading

BNN rolls out a new newsletter!

Check out the new BNN newsletter, “NETWORKINGS”. Naturalization ceremony in Quincy, WA iCONNECT – at Teen Leadership Conference George Cox 90th birthday Walk Thru the Bible at Bethany Baptist, Salem To read all this and more, click on the link below… BNN Networkings 2-16

Corban University Partners with ABWE

The call to “go and make disciples of all the nations,” (Matthew 28:19) is one many Corban students wish to heed. However, the process of looking for a missions organization through which to partner, can often become a daunting task, and can cause students to become frustrated and discouraged or even to change their minds about missions altogether. Adjunct Ministry Professor Clare Jewell represents the first step in resolving this…Keep Reading

Candidate for BNN Executive Director

Dear Baptist Network Northwest fellowshipping churches, pastors and friends: 2015 has been a year of changes for our fellowship as well as our nation. We have seen major societal changes, many of our churches have faced difficulties all while our fellowship has been looking for new Executive level leadership. The Council of 15 has been very proactive, praying and seeking out God’s will for our next director. We began this…Keep Reading