Category: About Us
History of Seattle Open Door Church
Seattle Open Door Church started as Bible Baptist Church on August 4, 1949. It originally met at the Burien Field House. Alvin Miller was the first permanent pastor.
The current property at 625 S.W. 149th St. was obtained in 1952. The church building was completed in 1955.
In 1957 the church joined the fellowship of the General Association of Regular Baptist Churches and the Northwest Regular Baptist Fellowship (which is now Baptist Northwest Network).
In 2008 Bible Baptist Church changed its name to Seattle Open Door Church to be more inclusive in name and more importantly to be more inclusive in reaching out to the community. Individuals do not need to consider themselves as Baptists to attend Seattle Open Door Church. We welcome all Christians and all spiritual seekers regardless of denominational background or spiritual condition. The Gospel is available to everyone.
Since 2008 Seattle Open Door Church has become a multi-ethnic, cross-cultural church. We have individualized church services in a variety of languages: English, Korean, Samoan, and what we call "Recovery" (Community of Hope is a church service specifically for those struggling or overcoming addictions).
Because of all the various people groups represented in our church you will find we are a church that truly has it's doors open to anyone and everyone. We have individuals who come from a variety of denominations (Baptist, Presbyterian, Pentecostal, etc.).
Come just as you are, no 'masks' required.