Involve Church launch featured in GARBC article

Our newest church plant, Involve Church in Nampa, Idaho was recently featured in an online article for the GARBC. The article gives insights from NBHM church planters Ryan Frank and Luke Johnston, providing an overview of their recent launch. God is good and has been doing some amazing things. Check it out:

2015 Pastors & Wives Retreat

BNN ministry couples gathered for their annual retreat in the beautiful seaside town of Cannon Beach, Oregon from September 14-17th. The theme of this year’s retreat was “Time Out!” for rest and renewal. The 125 attendees were blessed with good weather, great fellowship, incredible accommodations, and fine preaching from Dr. David Hegg, pastor of Grace Baptist Church in Santa Clarita, CA. Dave grew up in our fellowship, the son of…Keep Reading

Jim Newman home with the Lord

Our longtime brother, Pastor James Newman went home to be with the Lord on Sunday, March 15, 2015. Jim attended Simpson Bible Institute and Seattle Pacific College in Seattle, and married Ramona in August 1950. Working as a journeyman painter, Jim served the Lord in Seattle’s Skid Row Mission, and was a guest vocalist on the New Covenant radio broadcast where Pastor Mitchell would say, “Now we will have a…Keep Reading

Morgan Colburn Retirement

After fifteen years of service to Thurston Community Baptist in Springfield, Oregon, Morgan Colburn will retire this month. Morgan and his wife Donna have served a number of BNN churches over the years, and are greatly loved servants of the Lord. The church will celebrate the Colburn’s ministry in a special retirement service on Sunday, March 15th. Pray for the Colburn’s and for the church as they adjust to this…Keep Reading

Duty Resignation

After nearly three years of service to BNN, Don Duty stepped down from his role as Executive Director in January 2015. We have appreciated Don and Connie and all the work that they have done for BNN. They have been a blessing to many churches and individuals in our fellowship. In the coming months the director’s functions will be handled by the Council of 15. The Council of 15 is…Keep Reading

2015 Pastors Prayer Summit recap

The majestic rocky peaks of the Cascade mountain range served as the backdrop to the recent Baptist Network Northwest Pastors Prayer Summit. Twenty five pastors spent three beautiful days at Camp Gilead in Carnation, WA, worshiping the Lord together and sitting at his feet in extended seasons of prayer. From Monday afternoon to Wednesday noon, a diverse group –  spanning from veteran retired pastors to men brand new in the ministry – enjoyed…Keep Reading

2014 Pastors & Wives Retreat

Four beautiful days were spent on the Oregon coast last week for the 2014 Pastors & Wives Retreat. The theme of this year’s retreat was “A Pastors Passion,” and featured five of our local pastors each presenting one message. Use the links below to listen to these sessions: Session 1 – Pastor Dave Lunsford Session 2 – BNN Executive Director Don Duty Session 3 – Dr. Stacey McClain Session 4…Keep Reading

Corban University celebrates 78th Commencement

Nearly 300 students graduated from Corban on Saturday, May 4th, before a crowd of 2,500 gathered at the Salem Armory. Mr. & Mrs. Dick Whipps, of New Hope Bible Church in Spokane were among the crowd, celebrating the graduation of their granddaughter. Student from the five different departments, or ‘schools’, were recognized, including two doctorates granted by the School of Ministry. Read the rest of the story by Colton Totland…Keep Reading

Jason Nightingale’s Global Ministry of the Word

On Easter Sunday, April 20th, the Statesman Journal newspaper in Salem, Oregon ran a great full-page article on Jason and his ministry, Wordsower International. Jason and Sharon moved to Salem two years ago, and have been serving the Body of Christ in Salem in some special ways, which have drawn the attention of many in our community. Check out the great article here:

Chaplain Bill Gasser Update from Kandahar

Hello from Kandahar! Looking around this place, I can relate with Dorothy’s words to Toto: “I don’t think we’re in Kansas anymore.” Kandahar is very different – borderline desert and not always a friendly neighborhood. But living conditions really aren’t that bad. This is a large base and life here is much easier than on the smaller FOB’s (Forward Operating Bases). We have comfortable housing and work spaces (most are…Keep Reading

Seminary Professors Retirement Celebration May 10th in Tacoma

After many years of service at Northwest Baptist Seminary and Corban University School of Ministry, Jack Wiltsey and Russ Glessner are retiring. Their ministry over a collective six-plus decades has impacted hundreds of students who in turn have impacted tens of thousands world-wide. Your receipt of this letter indicates that you were connected to one or both of these men as a friend, colleague, supporter or student. No doubt you…Keep Reading

Magallanes Graduates from Mission Status

Juan Carlos and Angelica Magallanes were recognized at the BNN Annual meeting for graduating from mission status after ten years of faithful service in Eastern Washington. Juan Carlos is the pastor of Heritage Multicultural Baptist Church in Quincy, WA.Congratulations to the Magallanes’ for their great work and their growing ministry! Dios le bendiga!