Our History


Storefront, 1997-2009

True Vine Baptist Church was founded in June, 1993.  It began as a home church, started from scratch, with the church services being held in the living room, with an ironing board as the pulpit. The reason for starting an Independent Bible Believing Baptist Church was the lack of sound, doctrinal, Bible preaching & teaching churches in or near Portland.

Our Pastor, Richard D.S. Glen, answered the call to preach while stationed in Virginia Beach, Virginia. He was serving in the Navy, and attending a local Independent Bible Believing Church, in Norfolk, with the name of True Vine Baptist.

While serving as associate Pastor at True Vine in Norfolk God directed Brother Glen through the Word, prayer, circumstances and finally the peace of God to move to Portland, Oregon to start a church there.


New Building, 2009-Present

In 1997, after 4 years of having services in the home True Vine moved to a storefront location pictured above. God blessed services there till our recent move to our own building in March 2009. The Lord miraculously blessed the purchase & remodel of this building. Together with the many brothers & sisters in Christ who prayed, payed & paved the way through hard work the building is finished & ready to minister to the saints, give the gospel to the lost & glorify our great God.