Olympic Bible Fellowship
Physical address: 261913 U.S. Highway 101, Sequim
Mailing: 394 Kirner Road, Sequim, WA, 98382
Ministers: Pastor Rich Hay and Associate Pastor Jed Cary
Olympic Bible Fellowship's mission is to first share the love and gospel of Jesus Christ in Sequim and then the world through outreach.
Their goal stems from "Ezra 7:10," which instructs people to study God's word and live according to it and teach it to others.
The church began May 1994 with a group of five families in a home fellowship.
Those families felt led by God to establish a church and held services in the Old Dungeness Schoolhouse from November 1994-1996.
Rich Hay became pastor on Nov. 1, 1994.
They held services at the current building of the Olympic Theatre Arts (1996-2000), then the Sequim Worship Center (2000-September 2009), and currently share space with the Movimiento Evangelístico Agua de Vida Church (September 2009 to present).
Pastor Rich and Diana Hay have led church services and events for Olympic Bible Fellowship Church since November 1994. The church was founded in May 1994 and has a heavy focus on mission work. Sequim Gazette photo by Matthew Nash
Olympic Bible Fellowship is a non-denominational Bible church with no organizational ties or denominational affiliations.
Leaders say it is a small, friendly church and their worship music is mostly contemporary with some hymns.
Church worship services are held 10:45 a.m. Sundays at the Movimiento Evangelístico Agua de Vida Church with a coffee fellowship after each service.
Nursery opens at 10:45 a.m.
Sunday School for children from fifth grade and under begins at 11:30 a.m.
Sundays during the school year
• 6-7:30 p.m. Bible study and video series presentation of "The Truth Project," "Financial Peace University" or "Is the sun setting on the west?"
• 7 p.m. Journey 24/7 for middle school and high school youths
• 7 p.m. Young adult Bible study for high school and college age
• 10 a.m. Precept Bible Study with studies on the book of "Hebrews" beginning in September
• 7 p.m. Young women Bible study, ages 18-28
• 7 p.m. Couples group studying "Sacred Marriage"
• 7 p.m. Prayer meeting
Special children's Awana Day Camp
• 9 a.m.-noon, Aug. 23-27, "The King's Camp;" ages 3-eighth grade; $10 pre-register, $15 at event.
Children ages 3-18 can participate in Awana running September-May.
It meets 5:45 -7:30 p.m. Sundays at the church.
• The church's high school group won first in the nation out of 1,000 high school students for the Awana quiz event at the Summit national competition in St. Charles, Ill., outside Chicago this year. The church has sent students for the past 10 years.
Church members support a number of missionaries in several countries including Canada, France, Mexico, Mozambique and Russia.
Organizations they support include SOAR Russian Orphans, Care Net, the Gideons, Union Gospel Mission in Seattle and assisted living and prison ministries.
They take at least two mission trips to Tijuana, Mexico,
area each year.
• In summer, they take school supplies and other gifts to orphanages and poor communities and do programs with the children.
They also take sewing machines, material and sewing supplies to help teach women to support themselves.
• In winter they perform building projects, help place families in homes, and/or put flooring in houses.
• Members helped build a church and several other projects and have traveled to other countries for missions, too.
For more information on event times and locations, call the church at 683-6731 or go online to www.obfchurch.org.
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