We are a community of Jesus followers learning how to live life together and grow in love. Hub City Church is a new church in La Grande Oregon. We believe everyone deserves a place to belong at God's table, and we also believe God is beginning a new movement right here in La Grande!
Back in the 1800's La Grande Oregon had a nickname that is little known today; "Hub City". La Grande was seen as the gateway to Eastern Oregon because of its railroad infrastructure and focus on cultural arts. We chose the name Hub City because we believe God is making La Grande a modern-day hub once again.
We believe God is starting a new movement of churches in Eastern Oregon. As we grow and scatter throughout our communities, we believe God also calls us to scatter across our region. We will become a hub of new church plants all over Eastern Oregon and Southeastern Washington, and it is all beginning right here in La Grande!
Chris and Jordan were married in 2015 and since then have been on an adventure of growing in Christ together. In 2022 Chris and Jordan began to feel the call to plant a new church in La Grande, Oregon which would become Hub City! Chris has worked as a Youth Pastor in Pendleton, Oregon and in Canton, Michigan. He also worked as a Church Planter in Detroit, Michigan. Chris has also authored two books; "Kingdom Over Empire" & "Fun With Satan". Chris and Jordan enjoy movies, tennis, cooking, and playing with their dog, Chance. Chris also loves CrossFit and a strong cup of tea. Both of them have a passion for following Jesus and helping other believers learn to love God and one another.
Hub City Church is proud to be a part of The Free Methodist Church USA. Free Methodists are Christians who are part of the historical Methodist Church founded by John Wesley. Free Methodists affirm the ancient Christian creeds, and believe that God created the world and humanity, Christ resurrected from the dead and ascended into heaven, and Christ sent the Holy Spirit to live and work among the community and build God’s kingdom through loving, restorative communities of kingdom-minded people.
Historically, the Free Methodist Church began in upstate New York in 1860. The first bishop of the new church, B. T. Roberts, was kicked out of the Methodist Episcopal Church after a series of conflicts with leadership. A major issue in that conflict was the ME church’s practice of renting pews, and BT protested this exclusion of the poor. The ME Church also believed in owning slaves, and Roberts and the first Free Methodists were abolitionists. He was a champion for equal rights, writing a book to advocate for the ordination of women in 1890. He had a lot to say about the issue of wealth and how it corrupts society and morality.
In 1860, the “free” in Free Methodist emphasized certain basic freedoms found in the Scriptures:
The biblical principles on which these freedoms are based are as important today as ever.