A Brief History of the Northwest Church
Throughout these years the Northwest Church has been influenced and fed by some of the giants of the Restoration Movement including George Pepperdine; pioneer church planter J.C. Bunn; and Christian Church leaders, Dr. C. H. Phillips and James Earl Ladd II. Over the years we have been involved in church plantings, city wide evangelistic campaigns, and a cutting-edge small group ministry. In 1978 the Northwest Church, together with 16 students from Texas Tech University, started a campus ministry at the University of Washington. Over 500 students were brought to the Lord during the early years of this ministry.
The merger of the two churches has brought fresh energy and a combined leadership. We seek to transform our community through the Spirit working among us. The church is investing in serving Christ locally, regionally and globally. Locally, we have renewed our efforts to reach our local community. Regionally, we have partnered with Kairos ministries to plant the Renovo Church in Puyallup, a suburb of Tacoma. Globally, we continue to grow in our international mission work with a special emphasis on reaching and caring for the lost in sub-Saharan Africa.
God has placed a unique church in a unique city. The Northwest Church is proud of its heritage, yet we are flexible enough to move ahead. We have deep roots in the past, but we are poised to look to the future. Today we are a diverse but united body of believers. We come from all walks of life and backgrounds with one united purpose, to follow the example of Jesus Christ, seeking to spread His kingdom throughout Seattle and around the world.