About Coastline Fellowship




The Pastor:

Chris Suits along with his wife Sarah were saved at the age of 20 while he was attending Oregon State University. Chris felt a burden for youth early on in his walk with the Lord and started serving in youth ministry at their church shortly after finishing school and moving to California. In 2004, a job change took them to the place they both grew up in Southern Oregon where they continued serving in youth ministry at their church before a job transfer moved them up to Astoria in 2007. Shortly after arriving in Astoria, Chris and his family began attending Coastline Christian Fellowship and have been very involved at the church where he has served in youth ministry, as an elder, and as the young adult pastor. Chris and Sarah have been blessed with three children, Samuel, Benjamin, and Solomon. 

History:
In 1999, the founding pastor of Coastline, Jason Biel, was "sent out" by Applegate Christian Fellowship in a venture of faith to plant a church on the North Coast of Oregon. He and his family arrived in the winter of 1999 away from friends and family to pioneer a work. Eventually, Jason met a family who invited him to their home to start a Bible study in their living room on Thursday nights. What began as a small, 6-8 person Bible study began to blossom and grow. Soon, an opportunity came to meet on Sundays in a borrowed office space. That was quickly out-grown and in October of 1999, Coastline Christian Fellowship, moved to a small warehouse in downtown Warrenton. Eventually, the warehouse was outgrown, and the church was in in need of a new facility. In 2005, the Lord blessed CCF with the purchase of the old Olney Elementary School in Olney (just outside Astoria). This is where the church continues to meet. Coastline has two Sunday morning services, with a Thursday night 'mid-week' bible study as well.

Philosophy & Flavor:
We believe that early on in the life of the church, the Lord called us to "keep it simple". Our heart is to emulate Acts 2:42. In that passage, we see the church committed to four things: Teaching of God's Word, fellowship, prayer, and communion. Thus, we place a high emphasis on a systematic teaching of God's Word. We encourage the church to be involved in the community of believers intimately. We seek to pray together often and take communion regularly. We also seek to worship Him "in Spirit and in truth", therefore we dedicate much time to corporate worship.