Who We Are

Sing to the Lord, all the earth; proclaim his salvation day after day.
Declare his glory among the nations, his marvelous deeds among all peoples.
                                                                                                         –1 Chronicles 16:23-24

Who We Are

The earthly life, death and resurrection of Jesus signaled the start of a new creation that will be complete when he comes again and completes his work. In the meantime, as an intergenerational neighborhood church in the West Seattle community, we want to proclaim that good news as we serve those around us!

Our desire is to see our church, city and world continually made new by the love and grace of Jesus Christ. At West Side, we do that by:

What We Believe

We believe Jesus Christ, God’s true and only son, loved and rescued us from our sin by his own death and resurrection. Because of that, he should be at the center of our lives, and inform all that we do. To find out more about what we believe and care about, click here.

But, there is no better way to know what we are committed to, than to worship with us on a Sunday! We are currently worshipping online and in-person at 8:30am (traditional service) and 10:00am (contemporary service).

Whether you are a long-time believer, someone searching to know God, or just curious what it’s all about… you are welcome here!

Our History

For more than 100 years, West Side Presbyterian Church has been serving the community of West Seattle as it’s nurtured followers of Jesus Christ. Founded in 1907, its first priority was to create a Sunday school so children could be taught scriptures and learn more about the Bible. Located initially on 44th Avenue SW, West Side was often called “the little brown church” and known for preaching the gospel.

In 1924, the congregation called first pastor, Reverend Charles Boppell, a former missionary to South Africa and a well-known Christian leader. He shared his lifelong passion for Christian education with West Side by emphasizing growing our Sunday school and supporting missions.

During the 1940's West Side really grew, creating a need for more space. The church purchased its current property at the corner of California Avenue SW and SW Spokane Street in the heart of West Seattle. The first public worship service in the new church was held March 20, 1949.