Our story

Celebrating God’s Faithfulness

You’re Invited!

“We warmly welcome you, your friends, and your family to join us as we celebrate the 100 years of Portland Christian Center. You don’t want to miss a moment of this historic, two-day event.”  –Pastors Nate & Miel Lindseth

Established in 1924 – Portland, Oregon

Portland Christian Center has an extraordinary and rich history. It was established in 1924 as a result of a spiritual awakening that swept the city of Portland. It was during this time that a handful of families, who had experienced the outpouring of the Holy Spirit in their lives, joined together to form a new congregation.

This new church first gathered in the home of Papa and Mama Vetch, owners of a well-known dairy in Northeast Portland. In a short time, a building was purchased, and the church was named The Portland Gospel Tabernacle. Hundreds of people joined this exciting new church. It was in 1928 that the church leaders felt led to affiliate with the worldwide ministry of the Assemblies of God. The church would become a leader in Sunday attendance and world missions giving.

During the 1930s, the growing congregation found a new home when it purchased a church building on the corner of S.E. 12th & S.E. Taylor. The church continued to experience growth, attracting several families that are still active today.

In the late 1940s, under the leadership of Pastor N.D. Davidson, new property was purchased at S.E. 20th and Madison, and a modern new sanctuary was constructed to accommodate the increasing attendance. In 1947, with the new facilities completed, the church name was changed to Portland’s First Assembly of God. For nearly 30 years, the 20th and Madison location would serve as the home of the church.

In the early 1970s, the present site on Dosch Road was purchased. On Sunday, October 15, 1978, under Pastor Jim Swanson, the first services were conducted in the newly constructed facilities.

Today, Portland Christian Center currently enjoys stewarding the beautiful facilities that overlook the southwest corner of Dosch Road and Beaverton Hillsdale Highway. Portland Christian Center truly is a “light on the hill” and eagerly awaits what God has planned for Portland as it moves into its 100th year of service to the city of Portland, Oregon.


Your Next Steps

Starting Point is a series of next steps to help connect you to being a disciple of Jesus and to gain information about Portland Christian Center. We have two classes; Essentials and Discover. We encourage you to attend both as they are designed to help you develop into the person God created you to be. 

We also have water baptism opportunities and a membership class for those who are interested.

Pastors Bill Wilson, Nate Lindseth & Ray Noah

JUNE 10, 2022

Lindseth Commissioning Sunday

God has great things ahead for the Portland Christian Center family! On Sunday, July 10, we rejoiced as Pastor Nate Lindseth was commissioned as our new lead pastor! Pastors Bill and Joy Wilson, and Pastors Ray and Linda Noah were with us and literally “passed the baton” to Pastor Nate, symbolizing our moving forward together into the season God has orchestrated and we are excited to have you be a part of it!


Contact Us


Attn: Centennial Celebration
Portland Christian Center
5700 SW Dosch Rd
Portland, OR 97239

The PCC Board

Matt Bell
Arnie Burley
Dave Fillis
Greg Inman (secretary)
Mike Jones
Leroy Moody
Sam Thannickal (treasurer)