Christian Church in Oregon and Southwest Idaho


Doing things alone makes our work more difficult, not to mention lonely. But fear not! We don’t work alone!

Lynchwood is a part of the Christian Church in Oregon and Southwest Idaho, a region within the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ)

Do we believe the Disciples the only legitimate denomination? Of course not!

Being part of a denomination does not mean that Presbyterians, Lutherans, Non-Denoms, and Baptists are wrong and we’re right. Every denomination is set apart by a different focus on the Gospel of Jesus Christ. For Disciples, our focus on unity and freedom of belief (not to mention frequent open-communion and adult baptism). As our common mission statement says, “We are Disciples of Christ, a movement for wholeness in a fragmented world. As part of the one body of Christ, we welcome all to the Lord’s Table as God has welcomed us”

Our Regional Ministers are Doug Wirt and Cathy Myers Wirt. This regional ministry team has deep roots among Oregon Disciples with a good deal of experience in the wider church as well. They have served together in four ministries in Oregon, California and Arizona before starting their current ministry with the Christian Church in Oregon.  In addition to their individual roles, together they provide pastoral care, visit local congregations on a regular basis, and assist congregations in their ministerial searching processes.

Find out more about the Disciples in Oregon and SW Idaho by visiting the regional