Grant Park Baptist Church is a community of open-minded, welcoming people who are seeking to share the love of Christ with our neighbors in Grant Park and throughout Portland. We are committed to partnering with a variety of organizations, institutions, and other groups to seek the peace of our city (Jeremiah 29:7).
We are proud of our Baptist heritage, which cherishes and defends freedom of worship for individuals of all faiths. Unfortunately, "Baptist" has become a rather loaded term in the past few decades, synonymous with intolerance and extreme conservatism. That is not what we are about at Grant Park.
For us, being Baptist is all about the freedom that comes through Christ -- freedom to engage with God in a variety of ways, freedom to inquire, freedom to learn, freedom to wrestle with difficult questions, and freedom to hold diverse opinions while uniting for the common good. We seek the freedom of all people, and pray that our church is a place where all will be free to grow in their relationship with God, share their experience, lift up their voice, and be heard. We believe everyone should be free to be who they are in Christ. This means we welcome and celebrate all people, regardless of age, gender, race, sexual identity, political leanings, religious background, or any other factor. At Grant Park we believe strength is found in diversity, so we welcome you, your story, and your voice.
We meet at 11:00 a.m. on Sunday mornings. We hope you will join us! If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to call the church office to speak to me. Or, drop by the church any Tuesday morning between 8 and 10 a.m., and we can chat over a cup of coffee.