Located on the corner of Northwest Avenue and McCleod, Northwest Baptist Church is made up of a group of people driven by our mission to “Go! Love and Lead People to Jesus Christ teaching them to live as His devoted followers.” Everything we do including worship services, adult and children’s programs and outreach moves us towards our mission. It is our deep hope that each person would become life-long disciples of Jesus who make more disciples of Jesus.
Northwest was first established in 1890 as First Swedish Baptist Church by 10 local Swedish families who were seeking a Gospel presence and to reach out to new Swedish immigrants to the area. A couple of decades later, as the church grew and the next generations began speaking English, the church became Champion Street Baptist Church. In 1960, the church moved from its downtown location to it’s current spot on Northwest Avenue and became Northwest Baptist Church.
We are affiliated with Converge Worldwide, formerly known as the Baptist General Conference. Our local affiliate is called Converge Northwest (Columbia Baptist Conference) comprising nearly 80 churches in Alaska, Washington, Oregon, Idaho and Montana. We are a family church valuing people from all ages and backgrounds.