Who We Are

Our Name

Our name comes from the two elements Jesus used to describe himself and his sacrificial death. Bread represents his body broken. Wine represents his blood shed. These two images represent our community  in Portland because we are a people formed by the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ.

Jesus used the image of “bread & wine” while seated around a communal meal with his closest friends. In this way, it also reminds us of the open, inclusive, ever-celebrating nature of a community that invites Portland to come and see the implications of a life lived with Jesus at the center.

Our Beliefs

“We believe in God the Father Almighty; Maker of Heaven and Earth; and in Jesus Christ His only begotten Son our Lord; who was conceived by the Holy Ghost, born of the Virgin Mary; suffered under Pontius Pilate, was crucified, dead, and buried; He descended into the lower earthly regions; the third day He rose from the dead; He ascended into heaven; and sitteth at the right hand of God the Father Almighty; from thence He shall come to judge the quick and the dead. We believe in the Holy Ghost; the holy catholic Church; the communion of saints; the forgiveness of sins; the resurrection of the body; and the life everlasting. Amen.”

– The Apostle’s Creed

The Gospel

The gospel demonstrates that we are all deeply loved by God and that truth changes everything. Personally. Globally. Eternally.

“Gospel” simply means “good news” and is a pronouncement concerning the person and work of Jesus Christ. The good news is about Jesus: being God, he took on flesh and lived the life we should have lived, a sinless one. Jesus died the death we should have died, as our substitute. Jesus rose from the dead, conquering sin and its effects. He thereby proved that he was an acceptable sacrifice upholding God’s justice, defeating sin & death for all those who would believe. The fruition of this good news is in God making all things new-complete restoration, peace, joy, and justice forever.

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Our Identity

The gospel changes who we are.

We aren’t defined by what we do. We are defined by what God has done in the person and work of Jesus Christ. What we do is based upon and motivated by what God has done and who God has made us to be. This is all the outworking of faith in God. We don’t define the church by activities, buildings, or programs.

Because of who God is and what he has done, we are forever new–given a new identity in this world. We are now learners and followers of Jesus. We are now sons and daughters of God. We are now missionaries, sent by God to restore and reconcile the world to himself. We are servants who bless and sacrifice as a way of life.

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Our Vision

The gospel transforms cities culturally, socially, and spiritually.

  • We see Portland reconciled to God through Jesus
  • We see our neighborhoods and city without need
  • We see renewal  of Portland culturally, social, and spiritually
  • We see gospel communities forming in every neighborhood
  • We see new churches planted throughout Portland, North America, and the world.

Our Leadership Team

Equipping disciples for the work of ministry. Every disciple is a full-time minister.

This is our team of servant-leaders who are leveraging their lives to serve, train, and equip the people of bread&wine to grow in our love for Jesus, one-another, and our city.


Our elders are appointed to care for the big picture health, effectiveness, and spiritual growth of our church. They lead in a variety of ways but primarily through a commitment to prayer, teaching, training, and pastoral care.


Andrew Caplinger

Elder | Worship and Liturgy



Josh Eddleman

Elder | Shepherding



Sharad Yadav

Staff Elder | Preaching & Teaching


Deacons To Help Us Love The City

These servant leaders are helping our gospel communities engage the mission of loving our neighbors in this city. They serve as connection points, support, and pioneers to connect the gifts and lives communities to the needs around them.


Bernadette Gonzales

Deacon | Mission with people struggling with abuse and homelessness.



Carol John

Deacon | Mission with people coming out or at risk to sex trafficking.



Jessica Wilson

Deacon | Mission with families and children at risk of being separated


Deacons That Help Us Be The Church

These deacons are servant-leaders who help create an environment where we, as a church can function and pursue spiritual growth. Each of these deacons are a huge help to the church so we can be a functioning community that grows in our love for Jesus, one-another, and our city.


Colette Eaton

Deacon | Administration & Hospitality



Josh Cherian

Deacon | Media & Communications



David Damon

Deacon | Finances