Vancouver church goes wild

Animals attract about 5,000 people total to Living Hope Church services    VANCOUVER, Wash. — Six years ago, Pastor John Bishop shared the stage at...

Pastors hear of challenges to religious rights

By JOHN FORTMEYER CNNW publisher SALEM — The assault on religious rights in the United States can no longer be ignored, an attorney on the front...

Christians, Jews rally for Israel

By JOHN FORTMEYER CNNW publisher HAPPY VALLEY — All that one need do to get a fresh reminder of the common threads between the United States and...

Churches give a big boost to foster care

By JOHN FORTMEYER CNNW publisher PORTLAND — Hope doesn’t come pre-packaged in a box. But one local church member’s idea for a box full of activities for...

State might replace image of pioneer missionary Lee in D.C. with Hatfield

  WASHINGTON, D.C. — For 60 years, a statue of a Christian missionary pioneer has stood here in the U.S. Capitol’s representing Oregon’s historic foundations. But...

Bible college opens Urban Center for Women’s Ministry

  PORTLAND — North Portland Bible College has announced the opening of the Urban Center for Women’s Ministry, a new initiative focused on providing a...

Newberg agency promotes youth mentoring to Christian community

NEWBERG — A Christ-centered social service agency here is looking to the Christian community for a special boost in meeting the needs of at-risk...

Bakery owners stir up national attention

Pair decline to make cake for same-sex wedding By JOHN FORTMEYER CNNW publisher GRESHAM —Thanks to huge attention from not only regional but national media, the basic...

Two longtime Christian schools in Newberg to become one

NEWBERG — Two longtime Christian school operations here are becoming one. The board of directors of C.S. Lewis Academy last month announced the academy’s merger...

Renewed Oregon effort launched to stop tax funding of abortion

By JOHN FORTMEYER CNNW publisher An effort — largely energized by concerned Christians — to let Oregon voters have their say on state funding of abortion...