Portland

Welcome.

WEATHER UPDATE 1-13-2017: Church services and activities for January 13-17 have been cancelled, including the Friday evening service, Sunday school and Sunday services, and the Tuesday evening service. Our next scheduled service is Friday, January 20.

Visit us at 5601 SE Duke Street in Portland, Oregon.

We are a traditional, Bible-believing church, committed to upholding the Gospel of Jesus Christ. Our services are a time to worship God through music, be encouraged by testimonies of God working in lives today, and hear practical, relevant, Bible-based sermons.

We hope you can visit us at 5601 Southeast Duke Street in Portland. Our regular service schedule is given below and more events are listed on our calendar. Sign up to be notified by email about upcoming special events and schedule changes.


Schedule of Services.

SUNDAY

TUESDAY

  • Evening Service or Prayer Meeting at 7:30 p.m. (Webcast Live)

FRIDAY

Facilities.

The Fellowship Lodge, Gym/West Chapel, Nursery/Annex, Church Chapel, and Church Sanctuary are available for private use by Portland congregation members for events such as birthday parties, bridal and baby showers, weddings, anniversary celebrations, reunions, recitals, etc. This is done on a first-come, first-served basis, subject to availability and pastor approval.

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Our Music.

Music has always been a special part of the Apostolic Faith Church.

We enjoy music from a full choir and orchestra every Sunday, and our annual Easter Concert, Midsummer Concert, and Christmas Concert are highlights of the year. We also frequently include other special musical events on our calendar, all free of charge, and we welcome anyone to attend.

In addition, we have many opportunities for our youth to develop their musical talents. They are encouraged to join our junior and youth orchestras and choirs, and are often invited to participate in special musical events.

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Portland News.

It’s always good news when the family of God is together.

If you are unable to join us in person, visit our news page to read what happened at our recent services and events.

Sunday Morning Service

January 1, 2017

Prelude: Violinist Jane Ewers played “Fantasia on Greensleeves” and “Thou Didst Leave Thy Throne.” She was followed by the choir singing “Born in Bethlehem.”

First special: Ashley Morgan, Peter Moberg, and Shawn and Jennifer Worthington sang “Proclaim the Glory of the... Read More

Our Youth.

"Let thy heart cheer thee in the days of thy youth."

Our young people get together frequently for youth meetings, Bible study sessions, and simply having fun with friends. We would love for you to join!

Boys' Club is for boys in the fourth through eighth grades. They meet every-other Wednesday for games, sports, and other special activities. Come to Sunday school or contact our church office for more details.

Our youth choir and orchestra put on a concert every summer, as well as other special performances throughout the year. Find their next event on the calendar and plan to attend!

Girls' Club is for girls in the fourth through eighth grades. They meet every-other Wednesday for games, sports, crafts, and other special activities. Come to Sunday school or contact our church office for more details.

Kids' Club meets is for children age five through seventh grade, and they meet whenever there is a youth focus night. See the calendar for specific dates.

We encourage all young musicials to participate in our junior or youth recitals, usually held in the spring and fall. Everyone is welcome to come hear them perform; see the calendar for specific dates.

We have Sunday school classes for all ages, and we meet weekly at 9:30 a.m. to study God's Word together. Come anytime and we will help you find the right class for you.

For many of our Sunday school students, the highlight of their year is youth camp. The five-day overnight camp is open to Sunday school students who are fourth-grade through college ages.

Youth focus sessions are held once a month for high-school ages and up. Dinner is provided and the evening's activities include a group game followed by an interactive study of God's Word.

The first Friday of every month, we turn the meeting over to our young people and they provide the music, testimonies, and bring the message. We usually have one other youth service each month; see the calendar for specific dates.



You are welcome to join us for any of the events on our calendar. We hope to see you soon!

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Our Pastor.

Meet the pastor of our Portland congregation.

Reverend Darrel Lee is Superintendent General of the Apostolic Faith organization, and pastor of the church in Portland, Oregon. He says that among all the things he appreciates about his job, he especially enjoys “working with wonderful people all around me who love the same Gospel that appealed to me when I first heard it.”

Born in Roseburg, Oregon, in 1952, Darrel grew up on a farm with six siblings. He first heard about salvation after his younger sister was saved at a youth camp and returned home to tell her family that they, too, needed forgiveness from God. Although he did not give much weight to her experience at that time, God began dealing with him a few years later. In his testimony, he says that as a college student it worried him that people could have real encounters with God. While still in college, after attending an Apostolic Faith Church service in 1974, he reached out to God in his own home, and made a connection that changed his life.

Darrel’s wife, Debbie, was saved as a child in Medford, Oregon, where she spent her early childhood. After moving to Portland and graduating from high school, she felt led to move to Dallas, Oregon, and met Darrel when he began attending church services there. They married on Valentine's Day in 1976 and had two children, Alicia and Randy, who both gave their lives to God at young ages. The Lees are the proud grandparents of seven grandchildren.

Reverend Lee’s first pastorate was the Apostolic Faith Church in Dallas, Oregon, and he later pastored in Eureka, California. In 1996, he moved to Portland to work at the headquarters office, and on July 10, 2000, at the international camp meeting convention in Portland, the entire congregation pledged their support of Reverend Lee’s appointment as leader of the Apostolic Faith organization.