Ministry Teams

at Estacada First Baptist Church

Bible Studies

Bible Studies

  •                                                                                                                                                                       Pastor Masami Yamamoto

    Bible Studies and Life Groups both meet throughout the year. If you would like to find out more, contact Pastor Masami.503 630 5325

    Bible Studies are a vital way we connect each week. Bible Studies are a time of weekly gathering in a personal setting that fosters SPIRITUAL growth and DEEPENING RELATIONSHIPS.

     Office Hours Monday-Friday 8:00 am - 4:00 pm.

    Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or Pastor Masami Yamamoto at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

    Tuesday: 10:00 am - Men’s Bible Study with Pastor Curt Reisbick &  Dan Bagley @ EFBC Crusaders Room.

    2:00 pm - Bible Study Whispering Pines Senior Village located at 525 NW 6th Ave. with Pastor Brent Dodrill.

    7:00 pm -Guts and Glory Bible Study and work out. Meets in the EFBC Gym. Family Friendly.                                 

    Wednesday:  - FAMILY SOUL FOOD @ EFBC meeting September through May yearly.

    7:00 pm - Adult Bible Study meeting in the Fireside Room.                                               

    Saturday: -  7:30 am - Men’s Bible Study: Meet at Cazadero restaurant 325  SE Highway 211. Bring your Bible.

    Contact the Church office for Chris Ernst at 503 630 5325 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Children's Discipleship

Children's Discipleship

  • Director Of Children's Discipleship: Cody Lewis                                                                                                                                                             Sunday Morning Children's Discipleship

    "Helping parents disciple their children".

    Parents, Children's Discipleship is staffed for ages 0-6th grade at our 10:00 am worship gathering.


    Weekly Estacada Christian Preschool -

                                                                                                                                                                                           Director of Estacada Christian Preschool: Gail Liber

    "Our Christ centered program is offered in a safe environment to ensure your child is able to work, play and learn with other children while laying a solid foundation for a lifetime of loving ot learn."

    "These Commandments that I give you are to be upon your hearts. Impress them on your children. Talk about them when you sit at home and when you walk along the road, when you lie down and when you get up."                          Deuteronomy 6:6-7


     Beginning September 2018.

    AWANA is a non-denominational Bible club for children and youth from ... AWANA is centered on the Gospel, scripture memory is key, it's fun and exciting,.

                                                                                                                                            Co-Commanders: Rich and Beverly Milbradt

Church Services

Church Services

  •                                                                                                                                                                                  Deacon: Pat Parkison

    Pat Parkison: I’ve lived in the Estacada/Eagle Creek nearly all my life. I married my husband Wayne in 1972 and we have 2 daughters and 4 granddaughters.

    I’ve been attending EFBC since the mid 1990’s and became a convent member in 2013.

    I work as a Syndicated Retail supervisor covering Oregon and Alaska.

    We are on a journey together learning how to be more like Christ, just want to serve Christ by serving his church.

     This team works to create an atmosphere of order and worship each weekend and for special events.

    Pat Parkison and David Judd oversee this ministry. To contact them email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.



  •                                                                                                                                                                                       Deacon: Sandy Pense

              Sandy Pense is the deacon of this team, email Sandy at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 

    Sandy was born in Astoria, OR and moved to Portland, where she lived in her childhood home until she married Dudley in 1973. In 1977, they then moved to Estacada, where they still live in the home that God blessed them with. Together they have raised 3 sons.

    When Sandy, lived in S.E. Portland, she had a friend who invited her to summer Church camp Sandy, was about in the 5th grade. She heard the Gospel message of Jesus' love and accepted Christ as her Savior. Without a Christian upbringing, she didn't understand how to walk with Jesus until she moved to Estacada, as an adult and began learning while attending Church. Sandy has been attending EFBC since 1978.  In the many years she has been involved with many ministry opportunities including being part of Women’s Ministry, Outreach, Fellowship, Church Services, Choir, 5 Day Clubs for children and has spent many years being part of our AWANA, VBS and other programs.  

    Sandy has been and continues to be very involved in the local community and began volunteering at the school  when her sons were young. She also served on City Council for several years.  She has served on the Estacada Together Drug Prevention Team and is currently President of the American Legion Auxiliary.  These are just a few of the many local community and Church involvements.

    Sandy has always loved people and wanted to help them. “God has given me insight to people's needs, so I try to help them with resources that the church and our community has”. When new people come to EFBC, Sandy is there to make sure they are seated so they are not alone and provides them with information to help them feel comfortable and safe.

    This team works with the elders in following up of first time attendees. This group also provides oversight for the Welcome Center.


Fellowship Team

Fellowship Team

  •                                                                                                                                                                                          Elder: Justin James 

    Short Bio:  I was born into a Christian family in Cottage Grove, Oregon and came to know Jesus as my Savior at an early age. We moved to Tillamook and then to Albany by age 4 where I stayed until graduating High School.                                   I started working in Portland for my uncle at age 18 to pay off my first  hunting rifle and attended Junior  College in Albany, commuting back and forth.  After a year of that I became a self employed contractor and have been in the Portland area ever since. After spending 4 months in Hawaii framing houses and remodeling, my aunt set me up on a blind date with my wife, Kelly.  That was 25 years ago.  We are blessed to have 2 kids; Hannah and Josh. Through all of the ups and downs of life, He is always faithful and leads me down His path.

    Elder:Justin James                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         To prayerfully consider and provide events that facilitate our church family reaching out to others and building new bridges in relationships while strengthening old ones. Our goal is to do this while we Reach Out, Build Up and Grow Strong in the Lord together.

    You can contact Justin at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Finances & Human Relations

Finances & Human Relations

  •                                                                                                                                                                                                                   Elder: Bill Elliot 

      Fininace and Human Resources -                                                                                                                                                                                           " Appling Biblical principals for the proper handeling of all financial and human resource provided to EFBC by God". 

    BIO: Bill grew up in Southern California in a Christian home.  Dad was in the US Navy so was gone a lot.  At age 13, Bill was saved at a youth summer camp in Idyllwild, California and was active in his local church youth group and choir for many years.  Called to full-time Christian service in 1973 to a flying relief organization, and then to Grace College and Seminary in Winona Lake, Indiana, where Bill had the opportunity to graduate with a BS in Business in 1978.  Another move back to California n 1978 brought the opportunity to set up the accounting system for Tim LaHaye’s Christian Schools program n San Dego.  Then a change in work direction in 1981 launched a 35 year career in local government at six different cities in three states ending up in Estacada in 2009.  Retired now, Bill has more time to enjoy this area on his motorcycle when not busy helping with the accounting functions at EFBC. 

    My wife Barbara and I have been married for over 50 years. Together, we a daughter, Christi, lives in Boring with husband Jeff and five grandchildren, four of which still live at home.  A son John went to be with the Lord at age 14 many years ago.

    Finance/HR Ministry:

                  Collect and deposit weekly tithes and offerings received

                  Track individual giving for year-end tax statements

                  Establish and follow quality internal controls that protect EFBC assets

                  Review/approve purchase requisitions

                  Pay all expenses of the church in a timely manner

                  Generate the annual church budget

                  Prepare monthly financial reports for the Elders and other Ministry Deacons

                  Prepare monthly payroll checks for staff and make quarterly payroll reports

                  Recommend various policies/procedures to the Elders for adoption

                  Create handbooks for use by staff for personnel and financial policies

                  Keep job descriptions up to date .               

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           Contact Bill at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.                                  

Global Ministry

Global Ministry

  •                                                                                                                                                                                                       Deacon:  Melanie Hambleton

    Mission Statement:                                                                                                                                                                                          "Global Ministry is committed to  glorifying God by stirring up the body of Christ both in Estacada and around the world to fulfill Christ’s commands as  spoken in  Matthew 28-18-20".

    Matthew 28-18-20. (NIV) 18 Then Jesus came to them and said, “All    authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. 19 Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, 20 and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. And surely I am with you always, to the very  end of the age.”

     Our church supports the  following ministries and people:                                                                                                                           Jews for Jesus
    Tim and Rachel Uthmann with  International Teams
    Himalayan Life Ministry
    The Hishey Family with the House  of Peace
    Tibetan Outreach Teams

    We have made it our mission to impact the Tibetan world with the gospel of Christ, hence the emphasis in support to that part of our world! 

    The Global Ministry Team is committed to glorifying God by stirring up the body of Christ both in Estacada and around the world to fulfill Christ’s commands as spoken in Matthew 28:18-20. T

Helping Hands

Helping Hands

  •                                                                                                                                                                          Deacon: Alice Branson

    Helping Hands – Welfare

    Expressing Christ’s love by coming alongside others in real and tangible ways so that   God may be glorified.         Galatians 6:10   Therefore, as we have  opportunity, let us do good to all people,  especially to those who belong to the family of  believers. NIV

    About Deacon Alice Branson:  Alice was born and raised in South Tillamook County in the small town of  Beaver, Oregon and attended OHSU Nursing school. She retired after 43 years serving with Legacy Mt. Hood Medical Hospital.  In 1959 Alice married Ralph, they have 3 children,   7 grandchildren and  2 great grandchildren.

    Alice has been attending EFBC since 1966 and has served in many capacities over those years. She has a heart for others and continues to find ways to extend  care in tangible ways . 

    In her spare time Alice enjoys traveling far and wide as well as gardening. Currently she,  volunteers for  Gideons International,  distributing Bibles. She loves the opportunity to share the hope found in Christ. 

    " Expressing Chirst's love by coming alongside others in real and tangible ways so that God may be glorified". 

    This team provides community care by serving the sick, needy, grieving, homebound, and hospitalized.

    Alice Branson is the deacon of this team. Contact Alice at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Life Groups

Life Groups

  •                                                                                                                                                                           Pastor Masami Yamamoto

    What are Life Groups at EstacadaFirst Baptist Church (EFBC)? "Life Groups are small committed communities of “EFBCers” who meet regularly and follow the teachings of Jesus in order to live out the truth through His power."

     How do Life Groups work and what are they like?  As a Church we desire most that Jesus would be glorified. The EFBC“Life Groups” gather with a vision to grow and live out the gospel message of Jesus together. Each of our Life Groups meet weekly for a couple hours, in order to build each other up, to be forged in the truth of God’s word and reach out together as we are fashioned to magnify Jesus Christ in our community. We believe it is in these smaller settings of roughly 10-12 adults (and in some groups with theirs kids!) in which we are better able to know one another, pray for each other, be renewed by God’s Word and effectively move to serve others in our local area, manifesting the transformational work of Jesus’ gospel experienced in our own lives.

     Who gives direction to this ministry at EFBC? Pastor Masami! If you have any general questions about this ministry of EFBC email him at:This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.



Men's Ministries

Men's Ministries

  •                                                                                                                                                                                       Deacon: Chris Ernst                                                                                                                                                                                                   

     Email Chris @  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

    EFBC Men’s Ministry Mission Statement ~

    "Our hope and desire is to develop men into strong Disciples of Christ so that as they follow Christ their spouses, children, the church, and the community will be eternally impacted and forever changed by God’s work in their lives. We strive to provide support for men we are blessed to be in contact with through mentoring programs, Bible study groups, times of prayer, and special events. We are intentional about offering specific ways for men to ENGAGE by serving the body of Christ and the community through evangelism, fellowship, worship and service projects".

    Our motto ~“Reject passivity, Accept responsibility, Lead Courageously and Invest eternally”

    Philippians 3:13-14 - Brothers, I do not consider that I have made it my own. But one thing I do: forgetting what lies behind and straining forward to what lies ahead, I press on toward the goal for the prize of the upward call of God in Christ Jesus.

    Do you have further questions about the men’s ministry program at Estacada First Baptist? Please contact Chris Ernst for more information. We have many different options for you to get involved and connected.       




Music and Media

Music and Media

  •                                                                                                                                                                                          Deacon: Dean Phillips

    About Deacon Dean Phillips:   Dean was born and raised in the Portland  area, attended Portland Christian High School and  graduated from Portland State University. He completed his graduate studies at Northwestern School of Law after which he became licensed as an attorney in Oregon and provided legal services for thirty five years before going into semi-retirement in 2010.  During his last year in undergraduate college, Dean married his wife, Barbara and they lived in the Portland-Gresham area until moving to Eagle Creek in 2009.   Dean and Barbara have been married for over 40 years and have two children and seven grandchildren. Dean and Barbara attended a church in the Gresham area for approximately 47 years before becoming  covenant members of EFBC in 2013.  Since his late teen years, Dean has been actively involved in the music/media ministry and continues to have a passion for spreading the message of the Gospel through music and media.                                                                                                                                                     "We care commited to serving Chirst in humility, unity and excellence as we call His body to Biblical Worship."

    Contact Dean at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.



Property & Facilities

Property & Facilities

Women's Ministry

Women's Ministry

  •                                                                                                                                                                                            Deacon: Kim Dodrill

    "Nurturing Godly Relationships among Women as We Seek Christ Together".

         Kim is a native Estacadian.  She became a Christian her senior year in high school and developed a thirst for God’s Word.  After two years at Clackamas  Community College, she discovered Western Bible College just outside Denver, Colorado, where she received an Associate Degree in Bible, being thrilled to be able to study the Word of God.  While she was there, she met Brent.  They married and made their home in Estacada.  She and Brent have two children and one  granddaughter who has melted their hearts. 

        Kim and Brent began attending Estacada First Baptist Church and Brent was soon asked to be youth pastor.  That was the beginning of their ministry at Estacada First Baptist Church for all but 4 of their 36 plus years of marriage.  Kim has served as a youth leader,  a women’s Bible study leader, Awana worker, VBS Director, and currently  Deacon of Women’s Ministry.  Kim has a heart to encourage  women in their walk with Christ and in their love for one another.  She loves God’s Word and greatly enjoys discovering and discussing its truth with other women, knowing God’s Word is alive and active  changing us to be more and more like Jesus.  


    • Women’s Retreat –
    • LEPP (Love Extended through Prayer and Presence) Visitation team to shut-ins and prayer team for a family in the church for a month  (12 families per year)
    • Little Lamb Celebrations – baby showers for our regular  attending moms
    • Ladies Tea – annual event – outreach to women.
    My Dear Sisters in Christ,
     Nurturing Godly Relationships among Women as We Seek Christ TogetherThe Women’s Ministry Team’s mission statement is written above.  The team takes the mission seriously.  We long to see relationships between our women across the ages be fruitful and fulfilling.  We long to see our church continue to be healthy and thriving when the youngest baby girls now in the nursery grow up to become the “older women”.  We’ve been asking the Lord to show us what women need to be sharing with women that will nurture our relationships with each other.  God has answered our prayers and given us a vision for 2017.  He has shown us two areas that we believe are foundational to vibrant relationships among women.  The first is to explore together our God given design revealed in Genesis when God made mankind male and female concentration on female, of course!  The second is found in Titus 2:3-5 which addresses Godly qualities that older women should possess so that they can teach younger women in certain areas of life…..foundational topics for mentoring relationships… our mission is to nurture those relationships. These two areas of study apply to all of us, no matter our age or experiences in life.  
    So, the vision is to all explore and study these two topics TOGETHER for one year.  With that goal in mind, there will be no other women Bible studies or women’s retreat offered in 2017.  We will offer 9 different times to study these two topics so that everyone should be able to attend.  All nine studies will go through the material at the same pace but some will meet weekly while others will meet twice a month, which offers more options for different lifestyles.  We are not making known the 9 different leaders, because we want each woman to sign up for a time that works in her personal schedule and trust our Lord to group us together with women that we need and those who need us.  The Beauty of Walking in Grace and UnityThe above was the theme of the 2016 Women’s Retreat – such a perfect beginning for what lies before us.  We will need to walk together in grace as we will approach these topics with different experiences and backgrounds, but we will be united in exploring God’s word together – learning together – the result will be beautiful.  We are calling this study Titus 2 Team True Design as we truly are a team – supporting each other and encouraging each other.Titus 2 Team True Design will begin in January 2017. The schedule is as follows:
    MEET January – May
    BREAK June July August
    MEET September, October, November
    BREAK December (busy month for women)
    MEET January 2018 to complete the yearIn addition to meeting in small groups, we have planned monthly gatherings on Saturday mornings from 10-12 for everyone to get together to enjoy sharing what we’ve learned in our groups and then have a fun opportunity to learn some life skills such as canning/gardening/hospitality etc.
    We are full of anticipation of what God will do in our lives and our relationships with one another as we commit to meeting together regularly for ONE YEAR.  Please join us!
    Much love,
    Kim Dodrill



Youth  Discipleship

Youth Discipleship

  •                                                                                                                                                                                                  Scott Rotrock - Pastor of Marriage and Family Ministries   

    Contact Scott at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.                                                                                                                                                              

       EFBC Youth Discipleship focuses on students from 6th-12th grades. It is a time to be challenged, grow and be completely real in our relationship with Jesus Christ and His body, the church. On Wednesday evenings we begin @ 6:15 with dinner and a hanging out with friends and family, after that we head up to the youth room and spend time playing a few interactive games. We then move into worship through singing and then teaching the Word of God. The night ends by 8:15 pm in small groups for students to dig deeper into the teaching and pray together. We encourage your student(s) to grow with us, as works best with your family. During the Summer months June-August, Youth Discipleship meets from 5-7 pm for Cereal Fest. Bring your Bible and enjoy food for the soul and the belly!

    EFBC Youth Discipleship exists to work with youth and families to Make Disciples of Jesus Christ!

    EFBC Youth Discipleship exists to work with youth and families to Make Disciples of Jesus Christ!


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