Who We Are

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Who we are

Here's the deal, Northbend Church cares about one thing more than anything else, Jesus Christ. Northbend Church is a family of individuals that have found hope in Jesus, and simply want as many people as possible to experience that exact same freedom. We believe that a strong community of people builds a strong church. No matter who you are or where you come from, we want you to experience life change with others.

Where we come from

Northbend Church was started by Pastor Jason & Hollie Simpkins in their home. Our original "house church" was located near where the church stands today. What started as something small then grew into several families meeting every week. Back then, these families imagined a church that was truly welcoming to everyone - where everyone had a seat at the table regardless of personal history, family background, ethnicity, or gender. After some time in the house church, Pastor Jason & Hollie stepped out on faith and began building our first church building. Northbend hosted our first service in our new building in February of 2007. After several years in our building we had grown so much that we had to move our Sunday Services to Wahama High School. We had portable church (set up & tear down) every Sunday there for 52 weeks. During that year we built the facility that we have church in today.

Where we're headed

What's the bottom line? More than ever, Northbend Church is committed to reaching the community with the message of Jesus Christ. We believe that God is not finished with us yet, and that we are just getting started. And as we move forward as a church, we have plans of expanding our reach into other communities.

Our Mission

Doing all we can to reach people with the message of Jesus.

Our Vision

Building and growing the local church in rural areas by establishing a culture of worship, education, community impact, and lasting leadership that will work together to declare the message of Jesus.

Our Values

Jesus Centered Lives

Jesus is the center of all that we do

Open Invitation

This is a church of acceptance, invitation, and evangelism.

Purpose Over Preference

The mission is more important than my preference.

All for One

We are better unified as the church.

Attitude of Gratitude

Living grateful for what Christ has done.

Give It Away

We are living for the Kingdom so we give into the Kingdom.

Real Living

Being genuine to who we are and whose we are.

What this means for you

Wherever you're at in your faith journey, you'll always be accepted as part of the Northbend family. You're always welcome at Northbend Church, and we're saving a seat for you.


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