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Charter Oak Community Church is a part of the Evangelical Free Church network of churches, located in Battle Ground, WA., striving to live out the Biblical command to love God, love others and to build community. This means worshiping and following Jesus Christ not only through our words, but also through the lives we lead.

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Church can be an intimidating place to visit - especially if you don't know what to expect. We invite you to experience what the gospel means both intellectually and relationally at our Sunday worship service. You can engage with others as much as you want, or remain anonymous if you prefer. We hope that through visiting with us, you will experience the hope, love and joy that comes from a community of people who love Jesus.


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WHAT TO EXPECT

You can expect friendly and authentic people, engaging and relevant music and worship, compelling preaching from the Bible, and an opportunity to encounter God. You can expect to find a place where creativity and fellowship come together to worship God in new and exciting ways. You can expect to be encouraged, challenged, convicted, excited and, most importantly, welcomed.

                 LOVE GOD. LOVE OTHERS. BUILD COMMUNITY.

OUR MISSION

Our Team

  • Danny Tedder

    SENIOR PASTOR

    Danny has been the Lead Pastor at Charter Oak since 1997. He enjoys communicating the core teachings about Jesus in ways that connect with people today. He is passionate about breaking down religious barriers that can keep people from seeing Jesus clearly. He comes across in a transparent and authentic way as he communicates both the struggles and the joys of following Jesus with others in community. He leads our staff team and provides vision and direction for the church along with our church council leadership team. Danny was a youth pastor for 13 years in California before coming to Charter Oak. He holds a B.A. in history from the University of Arkansas at Little Rock, and a Masters of Divinity from Trinity Evangelical Divinity School in Deerfield, IL. 


    Danny and his wife, Cindy, have four adult children and five grand kids. They love to go camping and hiking and have visited many national parks. He loves to read and check out the wall of new books at Powell's in Portland whenever he gets the chance. You will find him working in his yard, watching Seahawk or Arkansas Razorback football games, or tuning into Jimmy Fallon's monologue for a good laugh and to keep up with current trends. 


    How Danny Came to Faith: I grew up in Fort Smith, Arkansas. Although I had attended church, it wasn't until my senior year in high school, on a Young Life ski trip, that I made a decision to become a follower of Christ. While planning on becoming a full-time Young Life leader, I was encouraged to go to seminary. It was at seminary that I decided to work through the ministries of the local church to reach out to kids the way I had been reached through Young Life. 

    Email Danny: dannytedder@aol.com  

  • Andy Spence

    Associate pastor youth and music

    Andy has been serving Charter Oak as the Associate Pastor of Youth and Music since December 2020. He is excited to lead and teach the youth program. He knows that middle school and high school students are at a very pivotal moment in their lives and desires that students grow in their faith by understanding the word of God deeply. Andy holds a B.A. in Christian Studies and Music from the College at Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary.


    He has been married to his wife, Elise, since 2016. They both grew up and met in Raleigh, NC. They have 2 mutts named Tyndale (they call him Dale) and Holly. He enjoys watching soccer matches and playing video games. He loves reading and talking about pretty much any topic. He has an interest in history, especially American and Church history. He also enjoys most kinds of food.


    How Andy came to faith: I became a believer at the age of 9 at a VBS camp. I had several conversations with my parents up to this point about what it meant to be saved. I understood that Christ died for my sins and that if I put my trust in him, he would forgive my sins. From that day forward, I grew in my understanding of scripture and what it actually meant to be a follower of Jesus. I felt the call to ministry when I was in high school and served as the youth group band leader/intern during my high school years. While out of high school, the first few years I did not pursue my calling, until I was persuaded to attend the College at Southeastern. While I was there, God cultivated in me a desire to pastor people so that they may grow in the Lord.

  • Susan larson

    Preschool director

    Susan has enjoyed a long career working with young children and families and is passionate about providing them with a quality early education experience in a loving and supporting environment. She has worked with children in a variety of settings including classrooms, childcare centers and early intervention services at Clark College Child and Family Studies, Educational Service District 112, and private schools. She has an Associate Degree in Early Childhood education from Clark College.


    Susan has three adult children and seven wonderful grand kids. She travels often to Phoenix and Austin to visit them. She loves to have coffee with friends, work in her garden and play with her three dachshunds Millie, Parker, and Daisy.


    How Susan Came to Faith: I grew up in Portland Oregon and began attending church with my family as a baby. I remember attending an evening service as a young girl when I felt the Holy Spirit speaking to my heart. I asked my dad to take me to the altar where I gave my heart to Jesus.

  • Laurie Howard

    Office Administrator


CHURCH LEADERSHIP

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  • Gary Hagedorn

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  • Vance Johnson

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  • TOM KRELLER

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WHAT WE BELIEVE

Charter Oak is a part of the Evangelical Free Church of America network of churches, which is an association of autonomous churches united around the theological convictions listed.


GOD

We believe in one God, Creator of all things, holy, infinitely perfect, and eternally existing in a loving unity of three equally divine Persons: the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit. Having limitless knowledge and sovereign power, God has graciously purposed from eternity to redeem a people for Himself and to make all things new for His own glory.


THE BIBLE

We believe that God has spoken in the Scriptures, both Old and New Testaments, through the words of human authors. As the verbally inspired Word of God, the Bible is without error in the original writings, the complete revelation of His will for salvation, and the ultimate authority by which every realm obeyed in all that it requires, and trusted in all that it promises.


THE HUMAN CONDITION

We believe that God created Adam and Eve in His image, but they sinned when tempted by Satan. In union with Adam, human beings are sinners by nature and by choice, alienated from God, and under His wrath. Only through God's saving work in Jesus Christ can we be rescued, reconciled and renewed.


JESUS CHRIST

We believe that Jesus Christ is God incarnate, fully God and fully man, one Person in two natures. Jesus - Israel's promised Messiah - was conceived through the Holy Spirit and born of the virgin Mary. He lived a sinless life, was crucified under Pontius Pilate, arose bodily from the dead, ascended into heaven and sits at the right hand of God the Father as our High Priest and Advocate.


THE WORK OF CHRIST

We believe that Jesus Christ, as our representative and substitute, shed His blood on the cross as the perfect all-sufficient sacrifice for our sins. His atoning death and victorious resurrection constitue the only ground for salvation.


THE HOLY SPIRIT

We believe that the Holy Spirit, in all that He does, glorifies the Lord Jesus Christ. He convicts the world of its guilt, He regenerates sinners, and in Him they are baptized into union with Christ and adopted as heirs in the family of God. He also indwells, illuminates, guides, equips, and empowers believers for Christ-like living and service.


THE CHURCH

We believe that the true church comprises all who have been justified by God's grace through faith alone in Christ alone. they are united by the Holy Spirit in the body of Christ, of which He is the Head. The true church is manifest in local churches, whose membership should be composed only of believers. The Lord Jesus mandated two ordinances, baptism and the Lord's Supper, which visibly and tangibly express the gospel. Though they are not the means of salvation, when celebrated by the church in genuine faith, these ordinances confirm and nourish the believer.


CHRISTIAN LIVING

We believe that God's justifying grace must not be separated from His sanctifying power and purpose. God commands us to love Him supremely and others sacrificially, and to live out our faith with care for one another, compassion toward the poor and justice for the oppressed. With God's Word, the Spirit's power, and fervent prayer in Christ's name, we are to combat the spiritual forces of evil. In obedience to Christ's commission, we are to make disciples among all people, always bearing witness to the gospel in word and deed.


CHRIST'S RETURN

We believe in the personal, bodily and glorious return of our Lord Jesus Christ. The coming of Christ, at a time known only to God, demands constant expectancy and, as our blessed hope, motivates the believer to godly living, sacrificial services and energetic misison.


RESPONSE AND ETERNAL DESTINY

We believe that God commands everyone everywhere to believe the gospel by turning to Him in repentance and receiving the Lord Jesus Christ. We believe that God will raise the dead bodily and judge the world, assigning the unbeliever to condemnation and eternal conscious punishment and the believer to eternal blessedness and joy with the Lord in the new heaven and the new earth, to the praise of His glorious grace.


Charter Oak Community Church

Office Hours

Tuesday & Thursday 9 am - 3:30 pm

Email: office@charteroakchurch.com


CHURCH OFFICE WILL BE CLOSED DEC. 24TH-JAN 4TH



12212 NE 299th St. Battle Ground, WA 98604

(360)687-3347

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