The purpose of Melrose Community Church is the glorification of God in the salvation of souls; the edification of Christians through the teaching of God’s Word; the local and world-wide proclamation of God’s saving grace expressed in the shed blood and finished work of the Lord Jesus Christ on Calvary; the promotion of godly worship; the defense of “the faith once delivered unto the saints” (Jude 3); the proclamation and defense of the Gospel of salvation through faith alone in Jesus Christ; the encouragement of spiritual growth in the wider Roseburg area by fellowship with believers who share MCC’s commitment to God and His Word.
Melrose Community Church initially met as a Sunday school affiliated with American Sunday School Union. In 1953, a vote was taken to incorporate Melrose Union Sunday School into Melrose Community Church.
A new building was constructed for the new congregation in 1954. Other buildings were added as the congregation grew and prospered. The facilities have been continually updated through the years as the attendance has grown.
From its inception, Melrose Community Church has been affiliated with Independent Fundamental Churches of America (IFCA) and later also with Northwest Independent Church Extension (NICE).
Over its history, the church has had eight faithful pastors. Our recently retired pastor, Mike Ruyle, served as Senior Pastor at Melrose Community Church for nearly 21 years.
Through the years, what has not changed is Melrose Community Church’s commitment to the glory of God, to shining the light of the Gospel of Jesus Christ in Melrose and the world, and to the discipleship of believers through expository preaching and the warm fellowship unique to a rural community of believers.
Melrose is nestled in a region of southern Oregon known as the Hundred Valleys of the Umpqua, renowned for the natural beauty of its mountains, lakes, and rivers. Popular attractions include the Umpqua River system, world-famous Crater Lake National Park, and Diamond Lake.