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Our Story

Faith Baptist Church began on March 13, 1970, with a group of believers who had a vision to plant a church in Sequim, Washington. The church has been blessed over the years. Home Depot purchased the former church property, allowing Faith to begin building on the present site under the leadership of Pastor Lonnie Jacobson. In September 2004, the church held a ground-breaking ceremony, and the new plant facility at 7652 Old Olympic Highway was dedicated on September 11, 2005. Over the years, God has blessed this ministry with good leadership. Our current pastor is Pastor David Bergen who accepted the call to pastor Faith Baptist Church and began his ministry on September 18, 2022. God has done incredible things, and the church is in the midst of a revitalization ministry for which we give God glory. Our ministry is gospel-centered and Christ-exalting, and we desire that in all things He (Christ) would have the preeminence so that we might grow into the "measure of the stature of Christ.”




The one and only God, who is holy, made us in His image to know Him. (Genesis 1:26-28)

But we sinned and cut ourselves off from Him. (Genesis 3; Romans 3:23)

In His great love, God sent His Son Jesus to come as King and rescue His people from their enemies – most significantly their own sin. (Psalm 2; Luke 1:67-79) 

Jesus established His kingdom by acting as both a mediating Priest and a priestly Sacrifice. He lived a perfect life and died on the cross, thus fulfilling the law Himself and taking on Himself the punishment for the sins of many (Mark 10:45; John 1:14; Hebrews 7:26; Romans 3:21-26, 5:12-21); then He rose again from the dead, showing that God accepted His sacrifice and that God’s wrath against us had been exhausted. (Acts 2:24; Romans 4:25)


He now calls us to repent of our sins and trust in Christ alone for our forgiveness: Acts 17:30; John 1:12. If we repent of our sins and trust in Christ, we are born again into a new life, an eternal life, with God. (John 3:16)

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Core Beliefs


We believe that the Head of the church is Christ (Mt. 16:18; Col. 1:18; Eph. 1:22-23; Eph. 4:15) and that the purpose of our meeting together is to know Him (Phil. 3:8-10; Acts 2:42-47). Seven New Testament passages refer to Jesus Christ as Head. The passages can be summarized to teach that Jesus Christ is the Head:

• of every man: 1 Corinthians 11:3
• of all things: Ephesians 1:21 For the advantage of the church, the world's highest things are put under Jesus' lowest parts (His feet).
• of the church: Ephesians 5:23 As the head is elevated on the body and all issues and determination issue from it for the rest of the body's members, so is Christ to His own body, the church.


We believe in the plurality of godly leadership (Acts 14:23; Acts 20:17; Phil. 1:1).

Who is an elder? An elder is a God-appointed, scripturally qualified man that occupies one of the two offices in a New Testament church. Based on the above Scripture references, Scripture indicates that some churches had a multiplicity or plurality of elders and deacons.

What is an elder’s function? An elder’s function is communicated through synonymous Bible words describing an elder’s ministry. The New Testament uses three Greek words translated five different ways in the KJV: The Ministry of the 21st Century Elder (document that presents a Bible study on the biblical responsibilities of elders)

  • "episkopos" :  bishop, overseer 
    refers to his function

  • "poimen" :  shepherd, pastor
    refers to his function

  • "presbuteros" :  elder
    refers to his stature, spiritual maturity

Are there distinctions among elders? Yes. 1 Timothy 5:17 conveys that all elders rule, but some also labor in the Word and doctrine.

Are all of our elders of equal authority? We recognize that there are leaders among the leaders. This was true of the apostolic company, in Old Testament Israel, in the angelic company, and even in the Godhead. Those elders laboring in the Word and doctrine typically exercise the most authority. For example, among the elders at the church at Ephesus, there was one elder clearly given leadership (Timothy), and among the elders at Crete, Titus was the primary leader.

Who is eligible for the office of elder? We use scripturally qualified full-time pastors and laymen in this office. We do not restrict laymen from this office, because in the New Testament, we see Paul appointing laymen to the office.

Is our church an "elder run" church? No, our polity is congregational. Again, we base our
practice on an observation of the New Testament church. We believe the ultimate decision-
making rests with the people. In Acts 6:3, we see the congregation choosing leadership. In Acts
15:22-23, we see the church leadership and the congregation agreeing and speaking with one
voice. In Matthew 18:15-20 and 1 Corinthians 5:4-5, we see the congregation acting as one in
the practice of church discipline.


We believe that the main focus of the church service should be the Word of God through pastoral preaching (1 Tim. 4:13-16; 1 Tim. 5:17; 2 Tim. 4:2). The foremost purpose of our gathering is to hear from God through His Word. While our church is overtly evangelistic (see #5), the regular preaching is pastoral in nature. Pastoral preaching focuses on declaring the apostles’ doctrine (Acts 2:42) so that the body functions according to its Divinely designed end (Eph. 4:16).


We believe in reverent worship (Jn. 4:23-34; Heb. 12:28). Our weekly services have specific and varied purposes. Our Life Groups are elevated, not formal. In our morning worship service, our desire is to worship God in an atmosphere that lost people in attendance will fall on their faces and worship God and declare that God is certainly among us (1 Cor. 14:24-25). Our Sunday evening services are more spontaneous, without slipping into an inappropriate casualness.


We believe in systematic community evangelism (Acts 20:20-21; Acts 20:25-27). While encouraging our people in spontaneous evangelism, we also accept a corporate responsibility for the community in which the Lord has placed our church. As Paul established the example of evangelizing from house to house in order to be free from the blood of men, so we endeavor to evangelize our neighborhood systematically and often. Our evangelism ministries repeatedly appeal to those in our community with personal visits and attractive literature.


We believe in every-member ministry and accountability (Heb. 10:25; 1 Cor. 16:2). Our aim is for the whole body to be fitted and held together so that by the proper working of each individual part, the body grows and builds up itself in love.


We believe in the simplicity of a Christian lifestyle (1 Cor. 7:30-31; 2 Cor. 1:12; 2 Tim. 2:4). We encourage our people to live in the world without being of the world, to use the world without abusing it, and to possess material things without being possessed by them. We do not encourage a sophisticated knowledge and familiarity with the godless world system in which God has ordained that we live.


We believe that people’s needs should determine the ministry programs rather than using
programs to build the ministry.



We believe in financial faith and faithfulness (2 Cor. 9:8).

We believe in the need to practice Scriptural separation.
• To avoid conformity to the world (Rom. 12:2; 2 Cor. 6:14-18)
• To mark and avoid teachers of theological error (Rom. 16:17; 2 John 1:9-11)
• To admonish and keep no company with disobedient brethren (2 Thes. 2:15; 2 Thes. 3:6)


We believe that we should have respect for the authority of civil government.
• By paying our taxes (Mt. 22:17-21)
• By honoring our authorities (1 Pet. 2:17)
• By submitting to our laws (Rom. 13:1; 1 Pet. 2:13-16)

• By praying for our civil leaders (1 Tim. 2:1-2)

Our Team

Lead Pastor
Pastor David Bergen

Pastor David Bergen is our senior pastor.  Prior to coming to Faith, Pastor Bergen served as an intern pastor in South Carolina, a youth pastor in Illinois, an associate pastor in Michigan, and a senior pastor in Connecticut.  He has traveled to numerous mission fields and churches to teach and preach the Bible.  Pastor Bergen is a passionate, practical, expository Bible teacher and preacher.  He ministers faithfully to our church family along with his wife, Sherry. They have eight children and two grandsons.

Pastor Bergen and Sherry are committed to the work of the ministry. They love to see the Lord change lives through the power of the Word (John 17:17).


The Bergens love to work around the house, entertain, and spend time with their kids and grandkids. Sherry enjoys working with moms and mentoring ladies; and they both enjoy traveling.

Associate Pastor
Pastor Richard Damon

Richard Damon retired from careers in law enforcement and university administration in 2000. He has over fifty years of Christian life experience, with most of those years involved in Bible teaching and church leadership. After retirement, he served with the Mobile Missionary Assistance Program and most recently served for ten years as Pastor of Oak Bay Baptist Church in Port Hadlock, Washington. He and wife Linda celebrated their 61st anniversary this year. They have three adult daughters, five grandchildren, and one great-granddaughter.  Pastor Damon joined the pastoral staff of Faith Baptist Church in May of 2023.

Becoming a Member



Profession of faith: If you have accepted Jesus Christ as your personal Lord and Savior and have followed Him in baptism by immersion, we welcome you into our fellowship.


Letter: Any person who is a member of another church of like faith and order may be received into membership upon receipt of a letter of transfer from that respective church. We will gladly take care of any details of transferring your membership.


Baptism from another denomination: Any person who professes a personal faith and belief in the Lord Jesus Christ and actively follows the Lord Jesus Christ in discipleship but has been baptized by any method other than immersion must be baptized by immersion to be received into membership.


Statement of faith: Any person who has been baptized upon profession of faith in a church of llike faith and order but who, because of loss of records or similarly unavoidable circumstances has no regular letter of transfer, may be received into membership after giving satisfactory evidence of a regenerate heart, Christian conduct, and scriptural faith. We believe many elements of New Testament Christianity can best be obeyed within the context of a scriptural relationship with a local church, and, in fact, many Scriptural admonitions cannot be obeyed by a believer without his commitment to being part of a local assembly of believers. For example, though Scripture does not command membership, it does command submission to the authority of a local church (Heb. 13:17; 1 Thes. 5:12-13), forbids the forsaking of assembling with other believers (Heb. 10:25), urges the exercise of spiritual gifts for the edification of others within the body (1 Cor. 12:7; Eph. 4:16), commands financially supporting the ministry (1 Cor. 16:2), and makes possible the practice of church discipline for the purity of the body of Christ (Mt. 18:15-18; 1 Cor. 5:1-13). In the context of a local church, a believer is also better enabled to fulfill the Great Commission (Mt. 28:19-20).

Some things we'll ask of you should you be interested in joining will be:

  • to read our church covenant (Do you have the freedom to agree to share in this covenant with us?)

  • to read through our Church Constitution and Doctrinal Statement (Can you wholeheartedly support these doctrinal positions of the church?).

  • to contact one of our pastors to arrange to share your testimony of salvation and subsequent baptism by immersion.


Please feel free to call the church office at 360.683.7303 or speak to one of our pastors or deacons.

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