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

Pastor Doug was born in Evanston, Illinois while his father was in graduate school. He grew up in Palo Alto, CA enjoying sports, reading, and spending time with family and friends. In junior high Doug’s family began to attend Menlo Park Presbyterian Church. That first Sunday in church Doug heard...

Kerrie Bauer

Commissioned Pastor of Spiritual Formation: Children and Families, Deacons, Visitation/Pastoral Care, Women’s Ministries Children’s ministry has been a part of my life since my earliest memories. My parents worked for Child Evangelism Fellowship when I was young and served as foster parents in a boys’ home on Capitol Hill in...