Toledo Presbyterian Church 312 Augustus Street Toledo, WA 98591 Joel Whiteside, D. Min. 360-864-2479
November 11, 2018 dedication of shoe boxes for Operation Christmas Child
Romans 12:5 So we, being many, are one body in Christ, and every one members of one another.
A Brief History of Toledo Presbyterian Church
Greetings and Welcome,
Toledo is located in the beautiful area near Mount St. Helen in Southwest Washington. The church is a beautiful stone building near the center of town, Our membership is very supportive of the church in their mission, worship, study and fellowship. It is fun and lively place to gather.
The church was organized in 1889 with two elders and 12 to 16 members. Prior to that, several members had been meeting for worship and study since 1885 with the leadership of Rev. Brouillette who traveled to Toledo from Chehalis.
The first Toledo Church was built in 1890 and a manse was added in 1922.
In the early 50's, interest was mounting in building a new church to be located on 4th and Augustus Street in Toledo.
On April 20, 1953 the first shovel of dirt was turned commencing the construction of this church. The dedication of this church was March 31, 1957. At about this time the membership of the church was 140.
On the site of the older church building, a manse was planned. The lot began to be cleared in April of 1991. The manse was ready to be occupied in July of 1992.
The ministry of the church has been maintained through a lot of work, risk, commitment and love by members and ministers. The Women of the Church have been particularly strong witnesses.
I have been pastor here since November 12, 2016. My wife and are living in the manse very near the church. The current membership is friendly and dedicated to serving God in worship, mission and fellowship. This church continues to provide welcome and inspiration to all who are looking for a spiritual home.