Where two or three are gathered in my name,
there I am among them.
Our church began in the home of Mr. & Mrs. Sam Boardman in 1915. Two years later a plan to organize a community church was developed. A committee was selected to oversee the erecting of a building on a site selected in Boardman. People joined together and the excitement grew as they worked hard to provide church furniture, a piano, new pews and many other things to make the church a welcoming place to worship.
As attendance grew, it became apparent that the church needed a larger space. In 1933, a basement was made and in the 1940's a manse was built behind the church.
In 1966 the John Day Dam was built on the Columbia River. The resulting lake behind the dam required the entire town of Boardman to be moved to higher ground. At this time, a new lot was selected and a new community church was built at our current location.
A piece of our long history still stands outside! The 500 lb church bell on the metal arch out front is the same one that was used at our original location. We still ring the bell each Sunday before service!
Andy has lived in the Irrigon/Boardman area for his entire life. Graduating from Riverside in Boardman, the connections to the communities have always been present. After almost 20 years of marriage, both Andy and his wife, Anne, feel right at home in Eastern Oregon. Andy is the extrovert that is always on the go. Whether it is going to a competition, a game, taking youth to an event, Andy is present and active.
His best friend and wife of nineteen years, Anne, participates in the ministry alongside him when she is not homeschooling their three children and helping others in the community. Anne loves cooking and providing the extra attention that so many of the youth need. Anne is more of a one-on-one person and helps those individuals that need some special time and encouragement.