Welcome to the website of First Presbyterian Church Bellingham where we are actively seeking to love God, love others, and help others love God in Bellingham, Whatcom County, and beyond. We have chosen to stay in the same downtown location for over 125 years – close to the heart of the city and to the university. We are an inter-generational church that welcomes everyone, preaches the Word of God, loves Jesus, seeks the Holy Spirit, and desires to provide transformational ministry starting from birth through life’s end. There is something for everyone and we invite you to join us in the variety of opportunities offered to help you encounter and reflect the life changing presence of Christ.

FPC Pastoral Staff

Rev. Doug Bunnell

Rev. Becca Niemeyer

Fred Hartsook FPC Inn Director

Fred Hartsook

The Garden Director Fred was raised near Seattle, WA, and made his way to Bellingham to attend college in 2003. Upon arriving, he found a new community through The INN, and was a dedicated student, student leader, and Summer INNtern over the following five years. The INN was irreplaceably formative...

Erin Vanstaalduinen

Youth Coordinator Erin has lived in Bellingham since 2010. She loves everything the PNW has to offer – oceans, coffee, taco trucks, and adventures. Her recent adventures have included biking the California coast to raise support for girls to be able to attend school in Iraq, traveling to Uganda as...

Kerrie Bauer