About Us

 

We Believe

 

•  The Bible is the infallible Word of God.

The Bible was given by divine revelation. The original autographs of  the Old and New Testaments were verbally inspired by the Holy Spirit, and are the supreme authority in matters of faith and conduct.

•  There is one and only one God.

God is eternally existing in three persons: Father, Son and Holy Spirit.

•  Jesus Christ was begotten by the Holy Spirit, born of a virgin. and is truly God and truly man.
We believe in the resurrection of the crucified body of our Lord; in His ascension into heaven, in His present life there for us as High Priest, and in His personal, pre-millennial, and imminent return to set up His earthly kingdom.

•  The Holy Spirit is a Person.
The Spirit is co-equal with God in all of His attributes. He is sent by the Lord Jesus Christ from the Father to convict the world of sin, to regenerate, indwell, guide, and teach the believer, and to empower him to live in victory over sin.

 

•  Apart from Christ, humankind is spiritually dead and lost.
Though man was created in the image of God, in the sin of Adam in the Garden of Eden, the whole human race fell, and is thereby alienated from God.

•  Jesus Christ died a substitutionary death upon the cross.
By grace, Jesus is providing salvation for all who trust in Him alone. Believers are  justified before God solely on the ground of His shed blood, and all who by repentance and faith receive the Lord Jesus Christ as their personal Savior, become the children of God.

•  Eternal life is a present possession for believers.
At death, believers' spirits depart to be with Christ in conscious blessedness. At Christ's coming for the Church their bodies shall be raised and - together with the believers then living on earth - transformed into the likeness of the body of His glory.

Onecho History

Onecho" was originally the name of a pioneer post office operated by J.R. Wicks, who later became known as "The Father of Onecho".

Onecho Bible Church's roots go back over 130 years, to a group of Methodists that began meeting in 1876. Charter members of that church were the W.F. Hickmans and the Samuel Ensleys. Added shortly were the Henry Ensley s and others. A log school house at the foot of Cemetery Hill was the first place of gatherings, followed later by an unpainted, rough-board building known as "The Old Brown Schoolhouse".

In 1890, Mennonite families from Germany and Switzerland began attending the church along with the original Methodists. Among these families were the Rubins, Aeschlimans, Stevicks, Schlunegers, Nafzigers, Roulets, Allenbaughs and others. The Mennonites organized as a church group in 1893, meeting in a private homel.

They became the First Mennonite Church of Colfax, Washington, under the direction of the General Conference of Mennonites of North America field director On the same day, Paul R. Aeschliman was selected as pastor.

Rev. Aeschliman would preach his sermons in German, which were repeated afterwards in English. The Sunday School was carried on by the American Sunday School Union.

By 1895 it was becoming clear that a new church building was needed. Through the cooperation of the Methodists and Mennonites, a building was constructed on property donated by J.I. Tompkins. This site has been the Onecho church location ever since. The original structure was rebuilt in 1926.

The name "Onecho Bible Church" was adopted by vote of the congregation in 1964. An educational and administrative addition was constructed that same year. The present sanctuary was completed in 1981, and the Family Center was dedicated on July 4th 1998.

Our Pastors:
Todd Kinley

Senior Pastor

Pastor to Families /Youth

Mike Nyholm
Onecho Bible Church

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(509) 397-3484

11316 Almota Road

Colfax, WA 99111

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