Toledo Presbyterian Church
312 Augustus Street
Toledo, WA 98591
Joel Whiteside, D.Min.
Greetings and Welcome.
Toledo is located in the beautiful area near Mt. 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 her mission, worship, study and fellowship. It is a 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. Brouilette who traveled to Toledo from Chehalis.
The first Toledo Church was built in 1890 and a manse was added in 1922.
In the early 1950'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 March31, 1957. At about this time the membership 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 my members and ministers. The Women of the Church have been particularly strong witnesses.
I have been a pastor here since November 12, 2016. My wife and I 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.