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our history

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

1957

Articles of Incorporation accepted by State of Oregon.

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.)

1968

Harry Bonner elected as the first full-time Executive Director

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1980

1983

1984

1990

1996

1998

The first Charitable Remainder Trust created

The Foundation exceeds $1 million in assets

Total Church Loans made to date exceed $1 million.

The Foundation exceeds $5 million in assets

The Foundation exceeds $10 million in assets.  The Foundation and Convention relocate to Vancouver, WA

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

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1999

2001

2002

2003

The Foundation receives approval to issue Charitable Gift Annuities

The Foundation exceeds $20 million in assets

The first Gift Annuity with the Foundation issued

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

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2004

The Foundation becomes a member of Evangelical Council for Financial Accountability

2005

2008

The Foundation exceeds $25 million in assets

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

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2009

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

2013

Ashley Seuell is hired to work with trusts and estates.

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2014

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

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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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2019

Our first Chief Financial Officer, Stephen Brock, retires after 16 years with the Foundation.  Jessica Adams comes on board in February as our second CFO.

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