The Portland Russian group became an official company on Oct. 7, 2006—the second step toward being organized as a church body.
In the early 1990s, a Russian group of about nine people began to meet in the Tabernacle Church. In March of 1994 Pastor Alexander Sidorenko was asked by this small group to help establish a Russian Adventist Church. Their attendance has grown to about 100 members today. They also have active children’s and youth departments, with two baptisms in 2006.
Plans for the future include continuing growth of membership and looking to relocate in southeast Portland, either by way of purchasing an existing church or buying land.