On October 27, 1955 the Baptist General Convention of Oregon-Washington authorized the creation of the Northwest Baptist Foundation and elected its first Board of Directors.
May 4, 1956 Articles of Incorporation accepted by State of Oregon.
1957 First church loan approved to the First Southern Baptist Church of Moses Lake, Washington.
1964 Hyde Church Loan Fund established by Homer and Lula Mae Hyde of Friona, Texas (Former Associational Missionary, Omer Hyde’s parents.)
1968 Harry Bonner elected as the first full-time Executive Director
1980 The first Charitable Remainder Trust created
1983 The Foundation exceeds $1 million in assets
1984 Total Church Loans made to date exceed $1 million.
1990 The Foundation exceeds $5 million in assets
1996 The Foundation exceeds $10 million in assets. The Foundation and Convention relocate to Vancouver, WA
1998 Clint Overall is employed as the Foundation first staff attorney. The Foundation exceeds $15 million in assets
1999 The Foundation receives approval to issue Charitable Gift Annuities
2001 The Foundation exceeds $20 million in assets
2002 The first Gift Annuity with the Foundation issued
2003 Stephen Brock becomes the first full-time Chief Financial Officer (CFO). Total church loans made to date exceed $10 million
2004 The Foundation becomes a member of Evangelical Council for Financial Accountability
2005 The Foundation exceeds $25 million in assets
2008 Cris Yaw becomes the Foundation’s full-time Family Financial Planner
2009 The Foundation exceeds $40 million in assets and total church loans to date exceed $25 million
2013 Ashley Seuell is hired as our second Staff attorney to handle probate and church administration
2014 Kurt Lenhoff is hired as the Seattle Area Manager to give the Foundation a face in the Puget Sound Region
2015 President Thomas Hixson finishes 21 years with the Foundation, Karla Inman retires after 19 years, and Clint Overall becomes the 6th President.