2015 Annual Meeting of Baptist Network Northwest

In April of each year the churches and pastors of Baptist Network Norhtwest assemble for our Annual Meeting. Our Pastors and guests met in Richland, WA for the 2015 Baptist Network Northwest Annual Conference. Pastor Jim Mailloux and the staff of First Baptist Richland graciously hosted our meeting April 16-18. 70+ Pastors and guests representing 28 churches from Washington, Oregon and Idaho enjoyed a great time of fellowship, study, and…Keep Reading

Youth Ministry Leaders Retreat 2015

As residents of the Northwest, we live in a very beautiful and diverse part of the United States. In God’s grace and mercy, we can step back, stop, and enjoy God’s creation. For three days near the end of February, we sponsor the annual Baptist Network Northwest and Northwest Youth Ministry retreat for our network youth pastors, and youth pastors and their wives. This past February, we made arrangements to…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

New NBHM Church Planting Missionaries Appointed

At our NBHM board meeting on Sept. 8th, Luke and Rachael Johnston became the newest missionaries on the NBHM team. Luke and Rachael will be partners in a team ministry with Ryan and Rebecca Frank. Their plan is to begin to lay the foundation for a new church in the north Nampa area. Ryan and Luke would appreciate your praying as the work begins this fall. At first glance, we…Keep Reading

BNN Cannon Beach Retreat Recap

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

Whitney to Grandview

Here are a few sentences describing the Whitney Baptist missions trip to Grandview, Wa. This is their third ministry trip to Grandview. A group of 24 students and adults left Boise on June 16th for Grandview, Washington to work with Tony and Grace Sanchez. We did a kids club in a park each day where between 65-90 kids showed up each day (probably more than 125 in total showed up…Keep Reading

Pastor Dean Bouseman promoted

Pastor Dean Bousman died on Sunday morning (5/8/14) at his home in Moses Lake. As a Missionary with NBHM he started the Orting Community Baptist Church in 1980 and was a Missionary Pastor at Faith Baptist in Auburn, WA. He was pastor of Tillicum Baptist Church when he suffered a stroke. After recovery from the stroke, he went with Village Missions and worked with two churches before retiring last fall….Keep Reading

Pastor Tin travels to Viet Nam and Malaysia

Pastor Tin Nguyen, D. IntSt. Portland, writes- Dear Ministry Partners in the Kingdom of Christ: I will begin my summer 2014 mission works in Malaysia and Vietnam on June 15. It has been and continues to be a distinct honor to serve the Lord. I appreciate my church and my family for their willingness to share me with fellow Vietnamese people. I also like to thank all of you who…Keep Reading

Polly Strong at Eastgate

Jerry Cudney writes on June 3rd- God met with us in a special way on Sunday. Polly Strong’s Story of her 50+ years of ministry was a special challenge to everyone. God has certainly Gifted Polly with unique endurance to carry on her work for the Lord whether it is in Africa, the USA or Haiti. Thank you Polly for your “Challenging Words” and “Exemplary Life”! The EBF Family Loves…Keep Reading