Tuesday, October 14, 2008


“October 1st, 1958 was a cool crisp fall morning when about 15 people gathered for the first services in the building that then became the meeting place for the Lewis and Clark Bible Church. Each person was needed to contribute warmth as there was no heating plant. The few small windows did not let in much heat or light. The small furry animals, who had had full run of the place, were all suddenly promoted to church mice. They looked in on the services from time to time from the rafters.”1

So the seed barn became a church, and that which had been used for storing seed, was from then on used for sowing seed. And since that day the gospel seed has been sown—in Astoria, Clatsop County, across the country, and around the world. The gospel seed has gone forth.

Praise God that he is able to do exceeding abundantly beyond all that we ask or think. From its humble beginnings God has greatly blessed the ministry of Lewis and Clark Bible Church with a rich tradition of faithful adherence to the truth of His Word and a deep desire to share it with others.

1 From Ethel Gustafson’s “History of Lewis & Clark Bible Church.”

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