our story

  • north side spokane church

    On March 19, 1955, because of crowded conditions in the Spokane Central Church (which necessitated a double Sabbath service), a group of 165 members with Christian enthusiasm requested transfer of membership to be charter members of a new church which would advance the work of God in their community. This group formed the nucleus for the new North Side Spokane Church!

  • temporary location

    While in their temporary location, the group shared their Christian enthusiasm for advancing the work of God in their community.

  • building site

    With guidance from Elder Paul Alderson, an excellent building site was purchased for $5,000.  The lot was 125 feet by 410 feet. 

  • Groundbreaking ceremony

    On Sunday, February 19, 1961, a Groundbreaking Ceremony was held.  In the picture the caption read, "Elder Edwin G. Brown (at left), pastor of the Northside Church, and Elder C. M. Bunker, Conference president, lift the first spadesful of dirt at the groundbreaking ceremonies.  At right, holding plans, is Mr. Loren Stentzel, chairman of the building committee."

     Construction on the North Side Spokane Church started March 1, 1961. 

    At this time membership had grown to 294. 

  • Sketch

    This sketch was done by the architect for the church, Benjamin F. McAdoo, Jr., of Seattle; The contractor was Ben Ruckle from Roseburg, Oregon; and the foreman was Maurice Wilson of Salem, Oregon.

  • Completed church

    The total completed cost of the new church building was $143,000.  God also blessed the project with as much donated labor as possible.  

    At this time the membership had grown to 307.

  • First Service

    Sabbath, April 28, 1962, was a happy day for the members when they had their first services in the new Spokane North Side Church.

  • Church sign

    On November 20, 1965, there was a sign dedication for the church - now called Linwood.