Growing, giving, living our faith with
Christ's love and compassion.
Growing in faith, giving glory to God, and living the Gospel by reaching out with love and compassion for all.
Rev. Mark Terayama
Worship Music Director
Elders & Deacons
Elders have the responsibility, along with the pastor,
for governing the congregation as outlined in the
Book of Order so that the congregation is and
becomes a community of faith, hope and love.
Duaine Anderson Jim Irwin
Michael Anderson Jim Logan
Jody Fleshman Janet Miya
Ryan Sams Kristy Rattray
Mark Fleshman Angela Weber
Nancy Grant Dale Wyman
Ministry is one of service and compassion, witness and service
to share the love of Jesus Christ. Deacons serve as ushers,
count the Sunday offering, provide meals after funerals and
memorials, and reach out to those in need.
Kathy Anderson Jessica Greely
Will Fleshman Tanner Sparks
Elaine Fleshman Don Mobley
Mark Weber Jane Grant
Homesteaders came to Adams County before the turn of the century, but as with many towns in the west, the small town of Othello was born when the Milwaukee Railroad rolled out its tracks in the early 1900s. With the town came the need for spiritual growth. Our first meetings were held in a tent provided by the railroad in 1908. Our first house of worship was erected in 1909.
In the early years, hard times fell on the town and the church. The Spanish Influenza, extreme drought, and two World Wars proved almost overwhelming for the small church. Despite these difficulties, the life of the church continued. During the epidemic, the church offered the sanctuary as a makeshift hospital and volunteers tended the stricken. During the drought, the Ladies' Aid Society provided food for the needy. Money was tight, but the doors of the church were never shut. Our church continued to provide spiritual growth and support for the struggling community.
Development of the Grand Coulee Dam and the Hanford nuclear facility brought people to the area and to Othello. As the town grew, so did the church. Having outgrown its facility, the church erected a new building in 1957 on its current site. Since then, we've added space for education and fellowship in 1960 and again in 1980.
In 2008 we celebrated our 100-year anniversary! Following the traditions of our faith, we continue to provide spiritual growth, Christian education, and support for our community.
Welcome to the First Presbyterian Church website! I hope that you will take
some time looking at the pictures of us in action, and reading some of the
material about who we are. This church is over one hundred years old, but
has a spirit of today in reaching out in friendship to their community. New
opportunities for mission present themselves and we are supportive financially
and physically of local and global missions. And this church likes to have FUN!
I have been Interim since November and have found the church welcoming and
willing in faith and ministry. The congregation is very engaged in active
listening to the sermon and in studying God's Word. The leadership is highly
committed and takes seriously meeting the needs of all ages.
If you are in the area, I hope you will join us for Sunday worship at 10:00 a.m.
followed by lots of goodies and conversation. We have Sunday School for the
littlest ones. Our primary educational format is on Wednesday nights 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.
with the Crosswalk program that offers a meal, worship and study groups for all
ages from preschool through adult. We have a very active youth group as well.
Check us out, find new ways to learn and serve, be filled and challenged
in worship, and make new friends. Visit Othello First Presbyterian Church
this week? Interim Pastor Becky Anderson
OTHELLO is an agricultural-based community located in the heart of the Columbia Basin.
We are surrounded by 50 nearby lakes that provide water sports opportunities, fishing, hunting and camping.
Approximately 7,000 year-round residents enjoy the small town rural life with a great community spirit.