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. If you are looking for our HOME LIFE GROUP BIBLE STUDIES, click on our Life Group page!
Office Hours Monday-Friday 8:00 am - 4:00 pm. 503 630 5325
9:00-11:00 am Starting 2/5/17 "Hot Mess to Blessed" Women's Bible Study led by Angie Turner and Colleen Schweitzer at Angie's house (no childcare)
9:30am – 11:30 am Starting 2/6/17 "Living Beyond Yourself" Women's Bible Study led by Mary Cox meeting in the Fireside Room at the church. (no childcare)
10:00 am - Men’s Bible Study with Pastor Curt Reisbick & Dan Bagley @ EFBC Crusaders Room.
1:00 pm - Bible Study Whispering Pines Senior Village located at 525 NW 6th Ave. with Pastor Brent Dodrill.
6:30pm-Recovery Bible Study. Are you ready to encounter Jesus in the deepest challenges of your life? So are we! Come be a part of a commited group that is facing our deepest struggles. Meets at EFBC Crusader Room with Jesse and Sherri Leinenger
7:00pm – 8:30 pm 1st & 3rd Tuesdays Starting 2/6/17 "The Journey/War Room Prayer" Women's Bible Study led by Kim Dodrill meeting at her home. (childcare provided if needed)
7:00 pm -Guts and Glory Bible Study and work out. Meets in the EFBC Gym. Family Friendly. Beginning in January 2018
9:30am-11:30 am Starting 3/7/17 "Women of the Word-Philippians" Women's Bible Study led by Jenna Huff meeting at her home. (childcare provided)
6:45pm – 8:15pm 1st Wednesday Starting 2/7/17 "The Sacred War Table" Women's Bible Study led by Kristen Yamamoto meeting at the Grind. (no childcare)
FAMILY SOUL FOOD @ EFBC meeting September through May yearly.
7:00 pm - Adult Bible Study meeting in the Fireside Room.
6:00pm-ROOTED Young Adult Bible Study and dinner. Come join us, as together we prepare and share a meal, and dig into food for our spirit in our weekly Bible Study led by Kyle and Chelsie Gates.
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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
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
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Deacon: David Judd
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Deacon: Sandy Pense
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.
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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.
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Finances & Human Relations
Fininace and Human Resources - " Appling Biblical principals for the proper handeling of all financial and human resource provided to EFBC by God".
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 .
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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.
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2018 TOT Dates to remember
TOT 2018 Spring:
Course Schedule for Teams
Dates to remember:
October 29, 2017: All team meeting for 1 hours at Noon at EFBC
November 5th, 2017: “Blurbs” with picture and quantity of packets due, so support letters can be sent to partners (Packets to you usually 1 week turn around)
November 5, 2017: TOT 101 workshop begins for all first time TOTers. The classes will run from 12:30-3pm on the following dates:
November 5, 12:30-3pm
November 12, 12:30-3pm
November 26, 12:30-4pm (Long class with Kundun)
December 10, 12:30-3pm
December 17, 12:30-3pm
January 7, 2018: $1,000.oo due. (Airline Ticket)
January 7, 2018: TOT 201 workshops begin for all TOTers (These classes will run for 6 sessions before the trip). They will meet from 12:30-3:00pm on Sundayafternoons on the following dates:
January 7th, 12:30-3:00pm
January 21st, 12:30-3:00pm
February 4th, 12:30-4pm (Long class Visa’s)
February 18th, 12:30-5:30pm (Field Trip and Team Dinner)
February 25th, 12:30-3:00pm
March 11th, 12:30-3:00pm
February 7th, 2018: Additional $1,000.oo
March 11th, 2018: Balance Due
March 16-29, 2018: Anticipated Trip Dates
Any questions please contact Masami 503 630 5325
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.
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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.
If you have questions or would like to get CONNECTED, please fill out this CONNECTION FORM. CONNECTION CARD FORM
Deacon: Dustin Radford
Men’s Ministry Mission Statement ~
"Our hope and desire is to develop men into strong Disciples of Jesus Christ so that as they follow Him their spouses, children, the church, and the community will be eternally impacted and forever changed by God’s work in their lives"
At this church we strive to provide support for men we are blessed to be in contact with through mentoring programs, Bible studies, 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 Dustin Radford for more information. We have many different options for you to get involved and connected. If you have any questions for want to get CONNECTED, let us know! Connection Card Form
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."
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The Outreach Team desires to create an environment which equips and encourages our body to reach out to our community for the building of relationships and God's kingdom.
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Property & Facilities
Deacon: Steve Stanley
This team is responsible for the development and maintenance of the physical resources of the church, including buildings and property.
"To glorify God by managing and caring for the physical resources the Lord has blessed us with for the purpose of building His Kingdom"
Property and Facilities oversees the following areas:
1. Create an annual operating budget for properties
2. Repair and maintain building, grounds and properties
3. Plan work days
4. Plan and budget for capital projects
5. Oversee the use of building
6. Oversee janitorial work
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.
-Bible Studies- Women’s Ministry longs to see women across the ages be fruitful, fulfilled and growing in
relationships with each other. From February 2018 through June 2018 our women are gathering
together at various times and places to study God’s Word, each with a unique series.
There are 5 different class times to include morning or evening options. Some classes meet
weekly, while others meet once or twice a month. There is a time and place that is workable in anyone’s
We would love to have you join us!
Much love, Kim Dodrill
Contact the church office @ 503.630.5325 (or your bible study leader) with any questions! Register ONLY if you are not currently part of a group.
Meeting Places and Times:
Monday Mornings: 9:00– 11:00 am (meets weekly starting February 5th) "Hot Mess to Blessed" Led by Angie Turner and Colleen Schweitzer, meets at Angie's house. (No Childcare) Do you feel like your life is a MESS? Do you struggle to believe you are who God says you are? This study will help you understand your identity in Christ, embrace your true significance, and help you to hold on to peace when hard things keep happening.
Tuesday Mornings: 9:30 – 11:30 am (meets weekly starting February 6th) "Living Beyond Yourself" Led by Mary Cox, meets at EFBC Fireside Room. (No Childcare) This is an amazing study on the Fruit of the Spirit. The class will watch Beth Moore teach on DVD and then enjoy a rich discussion from the workbook.
Wednesday Mornings: 9:30 – 11:30 am (meets weekly starting March 7th) "Women of the Word--Philipians" Led by Jenna Huff meeting at her home. (Childcare provided) If you have a desire to learn how to study the Bible on your own, how to dig for the gems and learn more from your time in Scripture---this is your study!! The SOAP (Scripture/Observation/Application/Prayer) approach will be taught.
Tuesday Evening: 7:00 – 8:30 pm (meets 1st and 3rd Tuesdays of the month, starting February 6th) THE JOURNEY (Accountabilty)/War Room Prayer. Led by Kim Dodrill meeting at her home. (No childcare) If you are reading through the Bible this year (THE JOURNEY), this group will keep you accountable. Questions that arise from the readings will be discussed and Bible Study rescoures will be available to research answers, if needed. Most of the evening will be spent on prayer; studying what Scripture says about prayer (taken from the War Room Study Guide) followed by a time of praying together for our loved ones.....if you've been carrying a burden--come and pray with other sisters. Prayer is powerful.
Wednesday Evening: 6:45 – 8:15 pm ( meets the 1st Wednesday of the month, starting February 7th) The Sacred Table (Spiritual Accountability) Led by Kristen Yamamoto, meeting at the Grind. (No Childcare) Do you ever feel as if your life is out of control, that you're too busy for what is really important? Come to this gathering to get support to intentionally structure and revise your time wisely to keep strong in Christ and learn to fight against the tactics our enemy puts forth to ensnare us. Goal setting and limiting too much activity as well as accepting seasons of life will be stressed as well as how to make time to apply yourself Biblically to help the body of Christ and be a witness. There will be support to help meet your goals for your relationship with Jesus, family, friends, and co-workers.
PASTOR SCOTT ROTROCK WITH TRAVIS COLE LEADS YOUTH MINISTRIES FOR MIDDLE SCHOOL AND HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS
EFBC Youth Discipleship focuses on students from 6th-12th grade. 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 during the school year we begin at 5:30pm with dinner and hanging out with friends and family. Around 6:15pm Middle School (6th-8th) will meet in the D House under the leadership of Travis Cole.
Middle School Youth Group (6th-8th). We meet Wednesday evenings at 6:15pm Middle School will meet in the D House under the leadership of Travis Cole. The "D House" is located on the Church Campus in the Annex to the Beige home.
High School (9th-12th) will meet Wednesday evenings at 6:15 in the EFBC Youth Room under the leadership of Pastor Scott Rotrock.
Each group will play some games, spend some time in worship and then listen to teaching from the Word of God. The night ends around 8:15pm 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!