Encouraging Stewardship...Together

On October 27, 1955 the Baptist General Convention of Oregon-Washington authorized the creation of the Northwest Baptist Foundation and elected its first Board of Directors.

May 4, 1956 Articles of Incorporation accepted by State of Oregon.

1957 First church loan approved to the First Southern Baptist Church of Moses Lake, Washington.

1964 Hyde Church Loan Fund established by Homer and Lula Mae Hyde of Friona, Texas (Former Associational Missionary, Omer Hyde’s parents.)

Original Logo1968 Harry Bonner elected as the first full-time Executive Director

1980 The first Charitable Remainder Trust created

1983 The Foundation exceeds $1 million in assets

1984 Total Church Loans made to date exceed $1 million.

1990 The Foundation exceeds $5 million in assets

1996 The Foundation exceeds $10 million in assets.  The Foundation and Convention relocate to Vancouver, WA1996 Logo

1998 Clint Overall is employed as the Foundation first staff attorney. The Foundation exceeds $15 million in assets

1999 The Foundation receives approval to issue Charitable Gift Annuities

2001 The Foundation exceeds $20 million in assets

2002 The first Gift Annuity with the Foundation issued

2003 Stephen Brock becomes the first full-time Chief Financial Officer (CFO). Total church loans made to date exceed $10 million

2004 The Foundation becomes a member of Evangelical Council for Financial Accountability

2005 The Foundation exceeds $25 million in assets

2008 Cris Yaw becomes the Foundation’s full-time Family Financial Planner

2009 The Foundation exceeds $40 million in assets and total church loans to date exceed $25 million

2013 Ashley Seuell is hired as our second Staff attorney to handle probate and church administration

2014 Kurt Lenhoff is hired as the Seattle Area Manager to give the Foundation a face in the Puget Sound Region

2015 President Thomas Hixson finishes 21 years with the Foundation, Karla Inman retires after 19 years, and Clint Overall becomes the 6th President.

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