Columbia View Church is a church body committed to consistently pursuing a personal knowledge of the heart of God and then sharing that with our people. The Wesleyan church has had a presence in Portland since 1893. We are honored to carry on a rich commitment to study, know and teach the Word of God in this great city.
Advancing the great commission, in the spirit of the great commandment, for the flourishing of the whole community.
Our mission is not a “solo” endeavor; it is a communal enterprise. All are welcome to discover the God who made them, died for them, and who wants an ongoing, transformative, hope-giving relationship with them.
Columbia View’s vision is five-fold:
We want to see people’s lives transformed through the hope and holiness of Jesus Christ. We want to see the Kingdom of God that Jesus described in the Sermon on the Mount (Matthew 5-7) actualized in our neighborhoods, city, and across the world.
We want to see a church multiplication movement of Christ-followers advancing new expressions of the gospel in unreached corners of our city.
We want to see immigrant brothers and sisters welcomed in the name of Jesus.
We want to see a multi-ethnic family of Jesus’ followers expressing their faith in ways that are culturally meaningful to them, and yet united under our common mission of knowing and sharing God’s heart.
We want to see individuals’ lives aligned more to the way and teachings of Jesus.
We believe in one God, who is Father, Son, and Holy Spirit, and the Savior of all who put their faith in Him alone for eternal life.
We believe that those who are made new in Christ are called to be holy in character and conduct and can only live this way by being filled with the Lord’s Spirit.
We believe in the Bible and its sufficiency to establish our faith and conduct.
We believe God wills for people everywhere to know him and be made new in Christ.
We believe that the purpose of the Church is to worship God in spirit and in truth, and to reach a lost and fallen world with the gospel of Jesus Christ through its worship, witness and loving deeds.
These terms describe the “soul of the Church”:
For a comprehensive overview of Wesleyan beliefs, please visit wesleyan.org/about.
Pastor David Rannabargar is married to his wife of 7 years (Tita) and is the proud dad of Kariss (4) and Charlee (2). David accepted the call to be Lead Pastor of Columbia View in 2020 and loves to journey with people in discovering belonging, faith, and formation in Jesus through the local church. In his spare time, he enjoys being with his kids building with magnet tiles, drinking really good coffee, going on hikes, and starting remodel projects around his home (sometimes even finishing them!)
Nursery and Missions Director
Serena, also known by friends as Tita, is the proud wife of David and mother of Kariss and Charlee. She grew up in Honduras (Central America) as a missionary kid and started following Jesus at a young age. She loves working with kids, helping them learn about Jesus and how to love one another. Her experience following Jesus internationally has added a ton of value to our church as we are located in one of the most diverse neighborhoods in Oregon (Rockwood.) As a follower of Jesus with an LCSW, she is grateful to steward her training in the mental health world as she helps others discover God’s incredible love for them. In her spare time, she and her family loves to adventure outdoors in the beautiful PNW!
Nathaniel loves the ability for the body of Christ to worship with homogeneity of purpose and heterogeneity of expression. You may find him backpacking in the wilderness, composing music, or trying (and so far, failing) to make tepache. He loves living in Oregon City with his wife, recognizing that they are both subservient to their cats Rimsky and Bizet.
Hawi is committed to using her skillsets to positively impact vulnerable populations in our city. Growing up in a family of four, she learned the value of compassion, kindness, and empathy toward others. She serves as our church's Love INC. East Multnomah County board member. She also serves as a legal assistant for Immigrant Connection PDX, where she is blessed to weave together her faith and love for people, creating a meaningful and fulfilling career. In addition to her dedication to her work, she finds joy in the simple pleasures of life such as savoring a warm cup of chai, admiring the breathtaking sunsets, and wandering through fields of fragrant flowers.
Jacob Small is a faithful servant leader of Columbia view church. His service ranges from cleaning the gutters to dialing-in the Sunday morning worship experience. He is currently pursuing a christ-filled relationship with his girlfriend and loves bringing it up in conversation every 5 seconds. He currently works at a recreational van company, but is exploring career paths. One of Jacob's passions is to learn more about people's stories of God, philosophy, and everything in between. It should be noted, he can't help cracking a joke here and there. You will probably catch him at a food cart, ice cream shop, the river, or a scenic road driving leisurely.
Jose came to the states with his family from Mexico when he was four. He came to know Jesus in his early twenties and has a passion to be a good steward of the building and property that God has provided us. Jose is an avid gardener, growing several hundred of pounds of produce each year, sharing most of it with others. He also enjoys hiking, trips to the river, and spending time with his grown children.
Mark came to the states from Liberia in 2019. He came to know Jesus, was baptized, and become a key member of our church in 2021. Mark enjoys painting and creating artwork as an expression of his love and worship to Jesus. Mark has a particular heart and passion for prayer and adds a ton of value to the church through his prayer life.
If you would like to get in contact with one of our staff, please email our office at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Columbia View Church
16700 NE Halsey Street
Portland, OR 97230
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