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The history of Skyline Baptist Church is the amazing account of God’s faithfulness to His purposes and His promises.
“Being confident of this very thing, that he which hath begun a good work in you will perform it until the day of Jesus Christ:” (Philippians 1:6)
“Faithful is he that calleth you, who also will do it.” (1 Thessalonians 5:24)
It is also the story of a small group of people who hold tightly to those promises and remained faithful to their God.  It is the reoccurring formula throughout Scripture and history.  God using a dedicated, faithful people to bring about His purposes for His glory.
“Unto him be glory in the church by Christ Jesus throughout all ages, world without end. Amen.” (Ephesians 3:21)
Skyline Baptist Church organized March 20th of 2011.  Originally a church plant started out of Harvest Baptist Temple (Medford, OR), under the leadership of (then) Pastor Bob Gass, Bro Dusty Brian and his family moved to Seattle in 2005.  “We moved into a small house in northeast Seattle, and immediately began knocking doors, inviting people to our first service, to be held on October 23rd {2005}.  We did not know one other person in the city, but God saw fit to give us 25 people at our first service in the gymnasium at Magnuson Park, which included several people from our sending church who had traveled north to help us knock doors in the area the day before, and family that we had visited two weeks prior…”
After laboring for 3 years, Bro Dusty Brian and his family moved on in the ministry, and efforts were temporarily suspended and the church nearly dissolved. Woodin Valley Baptist Church, in Bothell, WA (about 15 miles to the North) and Pastor Rich Farinella “took the responsibility of keeping the doors open till the Lord would provide a pastor for the promising work.  Men of Woodin Valley Baptist Church, and area pastors, evangelists, and laymen, took turns preaching, encouraging and helping in any way they could.” There was also a sign-up sheet “for families to attend and reassure the folks at Skyline Baptist Church that others were behind them in prayer and support.”
Several attempts at securing a pastor ended in disappointment until Bro Richard King contacted Woodin Valley Baptist Church about a year into their involvement.  As a result, Bro Jeff Ables and Berean Baptist Church of Springfield, Missouri (the King’s sending church) adopted Skyline Baptist Church, and Bro Richard King and his wife, Jan, moved to the great mission field of Seattle, WA, to assume the pastorate — though, knowingly, for just a short time, as they had been both planting new churches, and assisting struggling churches, for more than 30 years.  It was in October of 2009, that the “King’s were attending a conference at their home church, Berean Baptist Church, Springfield, Missouri.  After the services, one of the pastors asked Bro King if he had heard about the mission work in Seattle that was without a pastor.  Bro King had preached in the area on several occasions and was burdened about the great need for churches in the Northwest.  After preaching at Skyline Baptist Church two different times, the King’s were convinced that it was the Lord’s will for them to move to Seattle and become the ‘interim’ pastor.  After several setbacks with their motorhome, they rolled into Seattle at 1:00 AM on Sunday, February 7, 2010, for their first official service at Skyline Baptist Church.  The goal was to work towards the church being organized and stay until the Lord provided a pastor.”
In the fall of 2010, Bro King was invited to preach at a Men’s Retreat being hosted by First Baptist Church of Englewood, CO.  He graciously accepted, and he and Bro Paul Ness left SeaTac Airport enroute to Denver, CO.  The youth pastor at First Baptist Church, Bro Kyle McMillan, was assigned to be their driver from the airport, and on the way back from the airport, as they exchanged pleasantries, it was made known that Bro Kyle had grown up in the Northwest — in fact, he had grown up in Everett, WA, only about 30 miles north of Skyline Baptist Church — and had attended Pacific Coast Baptist Bible College/Heartland Baptist Bible College, and graduated May 2001, marrying his college sweetheart, Tiffany, 2 days later.  When Bro King asked Bro Kyle if he would ever consider returning to the Northwest, and specifically Seattle, the resounding answer of “no” was given…but God had vastly different plans!
Around Thanksgiving that year, Pastor Clifton Mizer (pastor of First Baptist Church, Englewood, CO) began speaking with Bro Kyle regarding the need of the pastorate in Seattle.  Initially, Bro Kyle had no desire to return to Seattle, but over the course of several months, God began to lead in both he and his wife’s heart to consider the need in Seattle.  In January of 2011, Bro King needed someone to fill the pulpit for the weekend, and so Kyle and Tiffany (and their 4 children: Kaleb, Kalvin, Keith, & Kolby) flew to Seattle and were able to spend the weekend at Skyline Baptist Church.  It was during this trip that God began to solidify in their mind the direction that God had for them.  Finally, relenting to the Lord’s leadership, they met with the church in May of 2011, and ultimately the church voted Bro Kyle in as the pastor Father’s Day of 2011.  The McMillan’s moved out from Englewood, CO, a month later, and have been serving the Lord at Skyline Baptist Church ever since.
God has been gracious, and has proven Himself faithful, over and over again!  It is still our desire that Unto him be glory in the church by Christ Jesus throughout all ages, world without end. Amen.” (Ephesians 3:21)

Timeless or trendy? Malls are trendy. Churches should feel timeless. With the forceful current of constant change sweeping over every part of our lives, people have the need to connect with something enduring and firm. We believe Christ designed the church to fulfill that need by representing an eternal kingdom and ageless truth with no need to imitate the culture. We want you to know that there’s still a church that feels like a church. It won’t feel like a rock concert, comedy club, or motivational seminar. It’s not old-fashioned, as in 50 years ago, It is timeless, as in 2000 years ago.

We are thrilled to have members, regulars, and guests alike in every service! You will find people from all walks of life and backgrounds who feel very much at home at Skyline Baptist Church. With biblically based, fervent and practical preaching, clear, God-honoring music, and a down-to-earth and genuinely friendly atmosphere, we trust that you will find a church home that is honoring to God and a help to people.

We currently rent the Bethel Chinese Lutheran facility, and due to that, our current ministry schedule is limited to mainly preaching services: 9AM & 6PM on Sundays, and 7PM on Wednesdays.  During the 9AM Sunday preaching service there is also a children’s Sunday School hour (with children dismissed to their classroom after the singing) for ages 0 – 12 years old.  There are various other activities, such as Ladies Bible Study, Youth Rally’s and Youth Camp, Men’s Retreats, etc., throughout the course of the year.  Lord willing, as Skyline Baptist Church continues to grow we will be able to someday obtain our own facility, and expand our ministry outreach into our community and the world.

At Skyline Baptist Church we believe in and practice the Great Commission.

And Jesus came and spake unto them, saying, All power is given unto me in heaven and in earth.  Go ye therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost: Teaching them to observe all things whatsoever I have commanded you: and, lo, I am with you alway, even unto the end of the world. Amen.”(Matthew 28:18-20)

Skyline Baptist Church has a missions emphasis both locally and around the world.  We have weekly outreach in which we go out into the neighborhoods of Seattle and canvas, inviting people to attend services, and, if opportunity arises, share the Gospel with them in that moment.  We also have opportunity to support several different missionary families as they have dedicated their lives to serve on the respective fields that God has called them to.

Skyline Baptist Church is an independent, Bible-believing (and practicing) Baptist Church, and is therefore unaffiliated with any convention, denominations, or movement.

The following acronym (B-A-P-T-I-S-T) will explain, briefly, what a Baptist believes.

B – Biblical Authority
The Bible(KJV) is the final authority in all matters of belief and practice because the Bible is inspired and preserved by God and bears the absolute authority of God Himself. Whatever the Bible affirms, Baptists accept as true. No human opinion or decree of any church group can override the Bible. Even creeds and confessions of faith, which attempt to articulate the theology of Scripture, do not carry Scripture’s inherent authority. 2 Timothy 3:15-17; 1 Thessalonians 2:13; 2 Peter 1:20, 21

A – Autonomy of the Local Church
The local church is an independent body accountable to the Lord Jesus Christ, the head of the church. All human authority for governing the local church resides within the local church itself. Thus the church is autonomous, or self-governing. No religious hierarchy outside the local church may dictate a church’s beliefs or practices. Autonomy does not mean isolation. A Baptist church may fellowship with other churches around mutual interests and in an associational tie, but a Baptist church cannot be a “member” of any other body. Colossians 1:18; 2 Corinthians 8:1-5, 19, 23

P – Priesthood of the Believer
“Priest” is defined as “one authorized to perform the sacred rites of a religion, especially as a mediatory agent between humans and God.” Every believer today is a priest of God and may enter into His presence in prayer directly through our Great High Priest, Jesus Christ. No other mediator is needed between God and people. As priests, we can study God’s Word, pray for others, and offer spiritual worship to God. We all have equal access to God–whether we are a preacher or not. 1 Peter 2:5, 9; Revelation 5:9, 10

T – Two Ordinances
The local church should practice two ordinances: (1) baptism of believers by immersion in water, identifying the individual with Christ in His death, burial, and resurrection, and (2) the Lord’s Supper, or communion, commemorating His death for our sins. Matthew 28:19, 20; 1 Corinthians 11:23-32

I – Individual Soul Liberty
Every individual, whether a believer or an unbeliever, has the liberty to choose what they believe is right in the religious realm. No one should be forced to assent to any belief against their will. Baptists have always opposed religious persecution. However, this liberty does not exempt one from responsibility to the Word of God or from accountability to God Himself. Romans 14:5, 12; 2 Corinthians 4:2; Titus 1:9

S – Saved, Baptized Church Membership
Local church membership is restricted to individuals who give a believable testimony of personal faith in Christ and have publicly identified themselves with Him in believer’s baptism. When the members of a local church are believers, a oneness in Christ exists, and the members can endeavor to keep the unity of the Spirit in the bond of peace. Acts 2:41-47; 1 Corinthians 12:12; 2 Corinthians 6:14; Ephesians 4:3

T – Two Offices
The Bible mandates only two offices in the church–pastor and deacon. The three terms–“pastor,” “elder,” and “bishop,” or “overseer”–all refer to the same office. The two offices of pastor and deacon exist within the local church, not as a hierarchy outside or over the local church.  1 Timothy 3:1-13; Acts 20:17-38; Philippians 1:1

S – Separation of Church and State
God established both the church and the civil government, and He gave each its own distinct sphere of operation. The government’s purposes are outlined in Romans 13:1-7 and the church’s purposes in Matthew 28:19-20. Neither should control the other, nor should there be an alliance between the two. Christians in a free society can properly influence government toward righteousness, which is not the same as a denomination or group of churches controlling the government. Matthew 22:15-22; Acts 15:17-29

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