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Vernonia Christian Church (VCC) is a non-affiliated Restoration church located in the town of Vernonia, Oregon. Incorporated in 1891, Vernonia is a logging and recreation center located along the Nehalem River, northwest of Portland, with a population of around 2260. At one time, Vernonia was the site of the largest electric saw mill in the world. Over the years, Vernonia has been transitioning from a logging town to a diverse community of people who love the rural setting the area provides. Vernonia Christian Church has served the Vernonia area since 1922.

Meet Our Minister

On May 23rd, 2004, Samuel J. Hough agreed to serve Vernonia Christian Church as senior minister. Sam, his wife, Kari, daughters, Averie Anna and Riley, and son, Sam, come to us from Scottsville, New York. Sam has served in overseas missionary work and has experience as Youth Minister and Associate Minister. In addition, he has preached as fill-in speaker and in a variety of other outreach settings, particularly in programs reaching the youth. Sam graduated from Ozark Christian College in Joplin, MO, with a dual major in New Testament and Missions.

Sam loves the outdoors, likes to build computers and use them, and enjoys fly fishing.


The regularly scheduled events at Vernonia Christian Church are:
Sunday Prayer Time Sunday morning at 9:15 a.m.
Sunday school for all ages Sunday morning at 9:40 a.m.
Worship Service Sunday morning at 11:00 a.m.
Youth Group for kids Jr High & High School Sunday at 6:00 p.m.
Youth Group for kids in 4th thru 6th grades Wednesday at 7:00 p.m.
Home Groups
(offsite; call for info)
Mondays, Wednesdays or Thursdays at 7:00 p.m.
Worship Team Practice Sunday at 10:a.m
Men's Breakfast and Bible Study followed by workday First Saturday at 8:00 a.m.


If you would like to hear some of our pastor's sermons, use the player below to hear latest ones, in MP3 format. You can also use the player to email a sermon to a friend, download .mp3 sermon files, leave a comment about a sermon that will be sent to our pastor, Sam. Enjoy!


The church phone number is 503 429-6522; this number has an answering machine. If no one answers, please leave a message and someone will contact you as soon as possible.

Please e-mail comments/questions to Sam Hough or
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