Who We Are
Presenting Christ to Man, that we might present Man to Christ
We are a fellowship of believers who have voluntarily banded together for worship, growth, service, and mission. We have Christ as our head and the Bible as our sole source of authority. The government of this church is vested in the body of believers who compose its membership. As a congregation, we act in the light of Scriptures under the leadership of the Holy Spirit. We are an autonomous body of believers that are not under the control of any other ecclesiastical body. We have associated ourselves nationally with the Southern Baptist Convention, regionally with the Northwest Baptist Convention, & locally with the Interstate Baptist Association.
Our fellowship started in 1976 and grew from a vision of the leadership of the Northwest Baptist Convention under the leadership of Dan Stringer who was the Executive Director at the time. Metropolitan Baptist Church joined the vision and became the sponsoring church within the Interstate Baptist Association.
Since its inception, Hall Blvd has had five pastors. Two of these men served as mission pastors who helped plant and establish the church; they were John Green and Merrell Floyd. From 1980 to 1985 Joel Harris was our pastor. He left to reenter the Army where he spent the rest of his career as an Army Chaplain serving under the authority of the North American Mission Board. In 1986, Wayne Glazner was called as pastor and served faithfully for three years then moved on to another assignment. In 1990, Pastor Michael (Mike) Ruptak was called to lead the church. He, along with a strong leadership team made up of our Deacons and other team leaders seek to lead this fellowship to follow in the steps of our Master, Jesus Christ.
If you are looking for a church family to call your own or just somewhere to visit, we would love to see you at any of our available services:
Sunday Bible Study at 9:45AM
Sunday Worship Service at 11:00AM
Sunday Evening Study at 6:30PM
Wednesday Evening Prayer And Study at 6:30PM
What We Believe
We believe in One Living God who manifests Himself in three
persons, Father, Son and Holy Spirit.
We believe that through the introduction of willful disobedience, sin
and death entered into this good creation causing every aspect of creation to suffer a lack or depravation from its created good.
God’s promise of restoration and redemption was worked out among the members of the Godhead before the creation of the world. In His sovereign mercy, God decided to allow the eternal and holy Son of God, whom we know as Jesus, to become incarnate as a man. In coming Jesus laid aside His equality with the Father and chose not to act upon His divine nature while He walked as man. Jesus was born of a virgin, and He lived a perfect life free from sin, a life marked by doing the will of God. He died a cruel death on the cross He did not deserve.
As humans, we must repent of our sin and believe in Jesus Christ as our Lord and Savior. Man is saved completely by the grace of God and not by any measure of our own work or merit.
We believe that God’s will is expressed perfectly and finally in the
Holy Scriptures. It is a perfect treasure of divine instruction. It has God for its author, salvation for its end, and truth, without any mixture of error, for its substance. Therefore, all Scripture is inspired by God and is totally true and trustworthy.
We Believe that the New Testament church is manifested visibly through an autonomous local congregation of baptized believers, associated by covenant in the faith and fellowship of the gospel.
We observe the two ordinances Christ gave to the church which are Baptism and the Lord’s Supper.
We believe that every member of this Body is given special gifts by God which He intends to be used in the completion of His mission here on earth. It is each member’s responsibility to lend him - or her-self to the work that must be accomplished. To that end, we believe that there are NO INSIGNIFICANT or UNNECESSARY members. You are valuable to God and the Kingdom and you are valuable to us as a collective body.
For a complete statement of faith, please contact the church
and we will gladly supply it to you.
We are affiliated with the following organizations:
We host a TOPS Club, Inc.
Justin Johnson grew up with a love of music. He began playing drums in church and became a multi-instrumentalist by the time he graduated high school in Drain, Oregon. He went on to receive his B.M. in Music Education from Wayland Baptist University in Texas. He enjoys spending time with his wife, Aubrey, and two sons, being outdoors, and making music. Having a diverse background in many styles of music, Justin strives to bring diverse people together with music that unites us in praise and worship.
Janiece and her husband Buck became an intricate part of the ministry at Hall Blvd. shortly after moving to Tigard from Arizona in 1988. In fact they joined on Christmas Day. Since her retirement Janiece has worked tirelessly are the church secretary, the churches Missions Director, a children's Sunday School teacher and church organist. She and Buck have three sons, five grandchildren and five great grandchildren. Janeice enjoys working with Pastor Mike and the team helping people and expanding the Kingdom.
Pastor Ruptak (Mike) was born and raised in Colorado. He met his wife, Sherry, their first week of college and they became fast friends. They were married in 1971 and began serving the Lord early in their marriage. They began their family in 1974 with the birth of twin daughters, Laura and Tonya. In 1977 they were blessed with their son, Joshua. As their family grew they were further blest with three granddaughters and one grandson along with one great-granddaughter.
In 1976, Mike surrendered to God’s call on his life to preach the gospel. Even while he was furthering his theological education he began preaching and pastoring, taking his first pastorate in April of 1977. He has pastored continually since that time, shepherding three different congregations; one in Colorado, one in Arizona and here in Oregon at Hall Boulevard where he has been since April of 1990.