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Mt. Zion Church was constituted at a school house in District No. 56, about six miles northwest of Forest Grove, Washington County, Oregon, in December 1911. The charter members wre J. H. Beaman, J. A. Beaman, Lewis Moore, Maud Moore, J. P. Aydelott, H. C. Aydelott, and Clara Aydelott. The presbytery was composed of Elders B. S. Pate and Achilles Wilson, and deacons J. N. Berry and J. P. Aydelott. On Sunday evening following, Miss Mary Beaman was received for baptism. In the early 1940's, the church moved the place of its meetings to St. Helens, Oregon. In about 1950 a division occurred, and the part of the church pastored by Elder Pleas Stark moved to Portland, and finally purchased a church building on Northeast Regents Drive. In 1957, Elder Thomas Collier moved into the area and united the two factions of Mt. Zion Church, meeting at St. Helens.


Aydelott, Beaman, Berry, Moore, Shackelford, Stark (very incomplete list due to loss of records).


Mt. Olive Church was organized on Sunday, April 24, 1960, at St. Helens, with twelve charter members. The presbytery was comnposed of Elders D. A. Layne, Pleasant Stark, and H. L. Shamblin, and Deacons Jenning Aden, J. C. Gardner, J. E. Barns, and W. S. Lawson. Elder Thomas R. Collier was chosen as pastor. The church subsequently obtained a meeting house.


Collier, Creamer, Gregg, Holdren, Lester, Loos, Morris (very incomplete list due to lack of records being available to us).

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