Know Christ—Grow in Christ together—Go with Christ into our Community and World
We are a loving body of seekers and believers in Jesus Christ,
seeking to know Christ and grow in Christ together:

• through God’s Word, prayer and our worship of God;

• through fellowship and our shared life together;

• and through evangelism, service and outreach

creatively bringing Christ’s message of hope
to our community and world.

bullet Our Story
In 1930, during the early years of the Great Depression, a small, faithful group of Christians in Cannon Beach gathered together and planted Cannon Beach’s first congregation, Cannon Beach Community Church. What this first congregation lacked in finances, they made up for in prayer, faith and loving service to the Cannon Beach community.

The beginnings of this congregation date back to the summers of the late 1920’s, when daily Vacation Bible School was held on the beach and Christian worship services were held around beach fires on summer evenings and on Sunday mornings at the public school house, led by visiting pastors of various denominations. Soon, the informal congregation outgrew the school house. Though times were difficult for all in Cannon Beach during the Great Depression, on November 2, 1930, Cannon Beach’s first church was founded with 21 charter members. That same year, a hilltop lot was purchased for $400, a site to build a sanctuary for worship of God. Built largely with volunteer labor, the new sanctuary was dedicated to Jesus Christ, August 2, 1931 including a three-story bell tower. The bells of Cannon Beach first rang on Easter Sunday in 1934, the year a bell was donated to the church.

We were affiliated with the Presbyterian Church USA for 82 years. Pastor David Robinson came to serve in Cannon Beach with his wife and family in 1993. In 1996 we renovated the weather-worn original sanctuary, dedicating the new sanctuary to God’s glory, in April 1997. In 2012, the congregation and Cascades Presbytery voted almost unanimously to move our affiliation to the Evangelical Covenant Church, and to share life together in Christ with our brothers and sisters in Christ within the Covenant Church along with fellow congregations here on the north Oregon Coast. Cannon Beach Community Church has consistently grown in faith, hope and love, as well as in membership since her humble, faith beginnings in the 1930s. We have between 150 and 200 people in worship each week.
Our Story
bullet Acceptance into Evangelical Covenant Church Video
On June 28, 2013, Cannon Beach Community Church was formally welcomed as a member church of the Evangelical Covenant Church (ECC) at the Annual Meeting held in Detroit, MI. The video clip above records that moment. On November 9, 2012, this congregation was graciously dismissed from Cascades Presbytery of the Presbyterian Church (USA) into the Evangelical Covenant Church. On April 27, 2013, Cannon Beach Community Church was formally welcomed into the North Pacific Conference of the ECC. For further information about the Covenant Church, please see www.covchurch.org.
bullet Our Leaders
bullet Pastor David Robinson

David Robinson has served as pastor of Cannon Beach Community Church since 1993. David received his Bachelor’s degree in Comparative World Religion from University of Washington in 1979, his Masters of Divinity in 1984 (Fuller) and his Doctor of Ministry in 2009 (Fuller). He is married with three grown sons. David is author of four books on Christian spirituality including Ancient Paths: Discover Christian Formation the Benedictine Way (Paraclete Press, 2010) and The Busy Family’s Guide to Spirituality (Crossroad, 2009). David is a Benedictine Oblate with Mount Angel Abbey in Oregon. David loves to travel to sacred places, play jazz piano, backpack in National Parks, and walk on the beach.
BulletBooks written by Pastor David

BulletPastor’s Blog

bullet Associate Pastor Nathan Daniels

Greetings in our Lord,

We are delighted to announce that our Lord Jesus Christ has called Nathan Daniels to come and serve as our new full-time Associate Pastor, beginning October 1, 2018. As we hear our Lord declare to us from John 15:16, “You did not choose me, but I choose you and appointed you to go and bear fruit—fruit that will last.” At the Special Congregational Meeting held at Noon on September 16, 2018, the congregation unanimously voted to call Nathan Daniels to come serve as our full-time Associate Pastor, according to the terms of call as presented at that meeting.

Nathan and his wife Kristi and their three children, David (age 7), Nolan (age 5) and Audrianna (age 2), are excited about moving out to the north Oregon coast to begin life and ministry with the people of Cannon Beach Community Church. Thank you for your prayers for the Daniels family as they transition from life in Tualatin to life here on the coast. The Daniels are currently negotiating the purchase of a house in Seaside up in Sunset Hills. Nathan Daniels will begin his full-time work with us as our new Associate Pastor on October 1, 2018.

On his first few days of work as our new Associate Pastor, October 1-3, 2018, Nathan and his family will attend, along with Lead Pastor David Robinson and Trina, the Pacific Northwest Covenant Clergy/Family Retreat at Cascade Camp, near Yelm, Washington.

Over the next few weeks, the Church Offices will be remodeled to accommodate our growing church staff. Feel free to drop by the Library, location of our temporary Church Office September 26 through October 16, and take a look at the plans for remodeling the Church Office.

Thank you for your prayers these past eight months, supporting the work of the Associate Pastor Search Team, culminating in the call of Nathan Daniels on September 16th by unanimous decision.
Please mark your calendars: on Sunday, October 28th, at our 10:45am Classic Worship, we will install Nathan Daniels as our new Associate Pastor, with Rev. Dawn Taloyo, staff person with Pacific NW Conference of the Covenant Church presiding over that installation service. That Installation Service will be followed by a Community Celebration Potluck Lunch. We invite you to bring family and friends and food to share in this delightful celebration day!
Thanks be to God for His call and many blessings!

David Robinson
Lead Pastor
Cannon Beach Community Church




Week of Sept. 23rd

Your rule is eternal; and you are king forever. The Lord is faithful to his promises, and everything he does is good. He helps those who have fallen. All living things look hopefully to you, and you give them food when they need it. You give them enough and satisfy the needs of all. Psalm 145: 13-16 Dear Lord, You do rule eternal King Jesus. Thank You You are faithful to Your promises, and that everything You do is good. Thank You Jesus you help us when we fall, giving us more than enough to satisfy our needs. We so love You Lord, and are grateful for the care, grace and protection You shower down upon us here at Cannon Beach Community Church. As we desire to see Your kingdom come, and Your will done, please continue equipping our congregation for impact...impact in outreach..impact in evangelism...impact in discipling.

We humbly ask You help us all stay submitted to authority, while walking in unity, love and like-mindedness. That all we say and do be pleasing and acceptable in Your sight. In Jesus’ name- Amen.

Week of Sept. 30th

The Lord is righteous in all he does, merciful in all his acts. He is near to those who call in him, who call to him with sincerity. Psalm 145:18 Lord, we praise You, everything You do is righteous and merciful. Thank You Father You are near to us when we call. Please Jesus, help us as a congregation call to You with sincerity..we need clean hearts Lord. Please be merciful to us here at Cannon Beach Community because of your constant love. Because of Your great mercy, wash away our sins, filling our minds with Your wisdom, wisdom for our Teachers, for our leaders and Pastors, wisdom for those visiting and for those who are local. Wisdom to help us be effective servants for You, bearing much spiritual fruit in our areas of influence. Sincerity and truth are what You require; fill our minds with Your wisdom so we have pure hearts with new and loyal spirits to be light and salt in a dark world.

bullet Staff
bullet Elders (Leadership Team)
  • Secretary: Brent Corwin
  • Worship: Athena Dickau
  • Christian Formation: Gordy Wollen
  • Outreach: Cat Wollen
  • Building/Grounds: Eileen Nordquist
  • Mission: Kimberley Ward
  • Personnel & Finance: Randy Walruff
  • Children & Youth: Pam Olsen
  • Hospitality: Trina Robinson
bullet Deacons
  • Helen Piatt
  • Marlene Laws
  • Katie Paaso
  • Deanne Johnson
  • Judy Wood
  • Judy Mace
  • Dave Hill
  • Charlotte HIll
  • Melissa Corwin
bullet Volunteer Leaders
  • Treasurer - open
  • Corporation Officers
    • President: Larry Grenon
    • Secretary: Brent Corwin
    • Treasurer: open
  • Bookkeeper - Nancy Walruff
  • Financial Counters
    • Judy Capellen
    • David Rouse
    • Maryjane Swynenburg
    • Alan Mushen
    • Gordon Wollen
    • Judy Wood
    • Judy Mace
    • Jackie Simula
    • Pete MacWilliams
    • Jennifer Bingham
    • Jennie Ulbricht (sub)
    • Doug Wood (sub)
  • Audit Committee
    • Judy Capellen (member)
    • Ken Ulbricht (non-member)
  • Nominating Committee
    • Gordon Wollen - Leadership Team
    • Chuck Edgar - Member
    • Barbara Campbell - Member
  • Librarian - Gloria Oja
  • Prayer Ministry Coordinators - Chuck Edgar
  • Women's Ministry Coordinator - Barbara Campbell
  • Mutual Ministry Team
    • Open - Personnel Elder
    • Jeff Johnson - Member
    • Cole Horsley - Member
  • Webmaster - Larry Grenon - arizore.com
bullet Our Church Steeple and Bells

Our Church Steeple and Bells

In 2012, we installed a new Church Steeple with Celtic Cross on the roof of the Church building over the Prayer Room (the original entrance into the sanctuary and location of the original Church Bell Tower) along with a digital Carillon Bell system, as a visual and audio witness to our faith in Jesus Christ. The Church Steeple is lighted until 11p.m. every night. The bells ring at Noon and 6 p.m. every day, and before worship services. Many thanks to everyone who donated to the Steeple Fund, bringing this plan to fruition. To God be the glory!


Background of Church Bells and Bell Tower

The first Sanctuary and Bell Tower at Cannon Beach Community Church was built in 1931. Bells first rang from Cannon Beach Community Church from that Bell Tower, on Easter Sunday, 1934. For the next six decades, bells rang daily in Cannon Beach as a witness to our faith in Jesus Christ. The Bell Tower was torn down decades ago due to weathering problems. The old carillon bell system wore out in 2000 and was removed. Over the past decade we’ve sought to replace the old carillon with a new carillon bell system within a newly built steeple. The new carillon bells ring out at Noon and 6 p.m., as well as at the beginning of every worship service, reminding people of God’s gifts of peace and goodwill discovered through prayer and worship, as Longfellow wrote in 1864, I heard the bells . . . wild and sweet their words repeat of peace on earth, goodwill to men.
bullet Our Church Building/Garden Photo Gallery
  • African Cross with Dove and Hands
  • Baby Grand Piano
  • Baby Room
  • Brass Cross in Foyer
  • Cannon Beach Historical Society
  • Celtic Cross Window in Pastor's Study
  • Celtic Cross
  • Church Building
  • Church Community Garden
  • Church Garden Spiral
  • Church Kitchen
  • COME TO THE FIRECommissioned Painting of Historic Beginnings of the Church circa. 1927
  • Communion Table
  • Cross Door Handles
  • Daisies
  • Daisies and Poppies
  • Eagle Window on East Wall of Sanctuary
  • Fellowship Hall from SE Corner
  • Fellowship Hall from SW Corner
  • Fireplace in Fellowship Hall
  • Garden Circle
  • Garden by Sanctuary
  • God Bless
  • Grand Piano, Screen, Celltic Cross
  • Handicap Accessibility
  • Kitchen
  • Nursery
  • Path to the Cross
  • Prayer Room
  • Rock Walkway
  • Rock Wall & Garden closeup
  • Rogers Organ
  • Rose Window at Sunset
  • Sanctuary Facade
  • Sanctuary from NE Corner
  • Sanctuary from SE Corner
  • Rock Wall with Garden by Sanctuary
  • Sanctuary from Back NE Corner
  • Sanctuary from Back SE Corner
  • Steeple Model, from S-W
  • Steeple Model from South
  • Steeple View #1
  • Steeple View #2
  • Steeple View #3
  • Stone Walkway
132 E Washington • PO Box 37 • Cannon Beach, OR 97110 • (503) 436-1222
A congregation affiliated with the Evangelical Covenant Church  
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