After many years of no Presbyterian ministry in Boundary County, the Great Western Presbytery of the Bible Presbyterian Church, General Synod, launched a mission work here in Bonners Ferry in the Fall of 2010. The mission, called “Providence Bible Presbyterian Church,” was initiated at the call of several families in the area to Presbyterian Missionary Union, an agency of the BPC. Planning began in the spring of 2010, and formal services in homes began in September. Beginning Sunday morning, December 5, the mission church moved its services to the Bonners Ferry Visitor’s Center downtown. Then, in September of 2011, the congregation moved into its permanent location at 6530 Washington Street in Bonners Ferry. In October of 2011, the Presbytery received the congregation as a full particular church into its membership and Pastor Pine was formally called by the congregation as the permanent pastor.
The work is led by Pastor Len Pine, who also serves as the Field Director of Presbyterian Missionary Union, the BPC’s home and foreign missionary sending agency. The BPC is a conservative body that regards the Bible as the inerrant and infallible Word of God and seeks to walk in submission to God’s Word in both preaching ministry and practice. Rev. Pine moved with his family to Bonners Ferry from the Buffalo, New York, area to relocate PMU here and begin work with the new congregation. Prior his work in New York, Len started and pastored another Bible Presbyterian church in Scappoose, Oregon. He has been serving the BPC denomination in various ministry capacities since 1980, and as an ordained minister since 1995.
Providence is a place where God’s Word is preached, where people care for each other, and where God’s sovereign rule is taken seriously, all in the context of joyfully loving the redeemed life God has given us in Jesus Christ. You are welcome!
Sunday services are held at 9:30 for Sunday School and 10:30 for worship. During the week, our Machen Institute classes are offered at various times. Pastor Pine can be reached at the church office by calling 267-3327. We look forward to meeting you!