Northwest Fellowship (an EFCA Church, Evangelical Free Church of America) was founded by Jim Robinson and his wife, Jody, in January of 2010. After having attended large churches most of their lives, the Robinsons, along with a small group of committed people, spent about six months exploring what it would look like to embrace a small church model. The hope was to think deeply about what God’s design was for the local Body of Christ and to maintain a deep fellowship with each other.
Our first services were held in July of 2010. We met on Saturday evenings at a local church where they graciously allowed us to use their fellowship hall each week. After about two years, we decided as a group that we wanted to begin meeting on Sunday mornings and so we moved from the church setting to individual homes.
We found that we enjoyed the home setting as it seemed to fit well with who we were but after another two years, in November of 2013, we were offered the use of the beautiful Sunrise Chapel in South Hill, Washington, and we were thrilled to be able to minister in such an inspiring atmosphere.
In September of 2016, after three years of being in the Chapel, we found that we would have to move again as the facility we used for our children’s ministry would no longer be available to us. Through God’s providence, an opportunity arose for us to move to our current location in Graham, where we believe there is tremendous potential to grow, and to minister to our community and beyond.