What We Believe

Who We Are:

We are a Family -- believers in Jesus Christ. 

We believe . . .
God is the Creator of everything, including humanity. We believe that all have been created in God's image.  God is our refuge. People are hurting, troubled, searching, and many find themselves alone and lonely even in the midst of a community the size of Albany. We reach out to our community in order to introduce them to Jesus Christ who said, "I am the way, the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me" (John 14:6).

We are a multi-generation church-- believers from little children to senior citizens! Each one learning what part they can play in fulfilling God's purposes for their lives. 

Welcome! We will welcome you, love you, and help you pursue God's best for your life.  

Our Focus

We believe that God has given us five essential purposes to fulfill in our lives.

Our Mission

Building relationships to help people experience God. We are committed to creating a family like environment that will help each individual in their discovery of the love of Christ.


We like the way the Church of God identifies its members. No one person decides that another will or will not be admitted to membership in a local group. Neither congregations nor congregational leaders vote on who shall be received as members. The Church of God believes that when one accepts Jesus Christ as Savior, God places that person in the church (Acts 2:47; 1 Corinthians 12:18). Salvation is the criterion for membership in a congregation of the Church of God.  Learn more...


The First Church of God, Albany, Oregon is associated with the Church of God, Anderson, IA, movement. For more information on our origin and beliefs, please visit here To Learn More....

If you are unfamiliar with the Church of God Movement, here are a few resources that will help you understand more about us.

Groups & Classes


Youth (Middle & High School) & Young Adult After school hangout Wednesdays from 2pm-5:30pm, youth group 5:30-8pm. Youth &Young Adult group includes dinner, games and Bible study. The first Wednesday of every month is all games night. Invite your friends!

Adult Bible Study  Small home groups  - Currently studying the biblical background of the Chosen Series - Monday & Tuesday Evenings (every other week)  6:30pm - 8:30pm in the Annex. 

Women's Bible Study -  A women’s group who meet weekly to socialize and study the Bible. They are currently studying  out of “The Bible Recap” by Tara-Leigh Cobble. This group meets from September - May, weekly on Wednesdays from 10:00am-12:00pm in the Annex. During the summer, June - August, they meet biweekly at Takena Park for a brown bag lunch or at The Brim for coffee and social hour. See calendar for dates.

Nehemiah Team Men and women who work together on various projects to care for our facilities. Occasionally they take on neighborhood outreach projects. This group meets on Wednesday mornings.


Adult Sunday School Classes  Two adult classes are available. They are located in the Annex and in the Prayer Room on Sundays, 9:15am - 10:15am.


Children's Ministry (Gradeshool) Sunday school Classes - Sunday Mornings during the sermon 10:45am  - end of service



We currently support International Missionaries Larry & LeAnn Sellers

Missionaries to Côte d'Ivoire