The Full Story


The Evangelical Church was born on June 4, 1968, in Portland Oregon. The church was started with a commitment to the core beliefs that: 

  • The Bible is the Word of God.

  • Jesus Christ is the only pathway to God, truth, and eternal life.

  • People can be transformed by Jesus to love God with all their heart and their neighbor as their self.

  • God mobilizes followers of Jesus to spread His kingdom among all people.

Old World Map


The Evangelical Church today is committed to fulfilling God’s mission by spreading His kingdom on earth through making disciples of all people across cultural, ethnic, and/or national boundaries. 


The purpose of Evangelical Church is to be OnMISSION. Being OnMISSION requires that we are: 

  • Seeking: Intercessory Prayer to God for the Lost

  • Sacrificing: Denying self and taking up one’s cross.

  • Sharing: The Gospel so that the lost might be saved.

  • Showing: Believers the path to sanctified Spirit-filled life of Christ-like holiness.

  • Sending: Laborers into the Harvest.

Our hope is that you would know the salvation through faith in Jesus Christ and join Evangelical Church in being OnMISSION. 

Man Walking in Fields

General Superintendent

Dr. Jay Forseth


Dr Jay Forseth is the General Superintendent of The Evangelical Church. His duties include coordinating ministries across the six regional conferences of the denomination and our eight global fields , providing counsel to pastors and leaders, and speaking at various conferences and retreats. He projects the forward vision of the church as he monitors ongoing and developing programs. 


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The Evangelical Church

PO Box 1117
Clackamas, OR 97015


Tel: (503) 342-3588