Our Vision

Know Christ ~ Grow in Christ Together ~ Go with Christ into our Community and World

Our Mission

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;
     • through evangelism, service and outreach;
creatively bringing Christ’s message of hope to our community and world.

To learn more about our Vision, Mission and our Healthy Mission Waymarks please click here.

Our Worship

Come as you are, knowing that God loves you fully. We believe strongly in the transforming love of Jesus Christ and desire nothing more than to grow deeper into life together with God as He conforms us in His image. As you come to worship, you can expect to be welcomed by a church family eager to walk alongside you and grow in Christ together.

Our worship services invite you into life together with God through singing, praying, Scripture, life application teaching, celebrating the sacraments, sharing life with others, and stepping out to serve in love.

Our Story

In 2022, we celebrate our 92nd birthday as a local congregation, with our humble beginnings dating back to 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 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 over 200 people in worship each week.

“Come to the Fire” by Richard Gorsuch (2005)
Historic painting of the beginning of Community Church in 1927
“Come to the Fire” by Richard Gorsuch (2005)
Historic painting of the beginning of Community Church in 1927