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Our Story

Reaching people with the life-changing Gospel of Jesus Christ 

For more than 50 years Tucker Road Baptist Church has been faithfully serving the Lord Jesus Christ in Hood River, Oregon. Our vision embraces two essential biblical commands: The Great Commission, The Great Commandment, and a promise, The Fellowship of the Believers.


The Great Commission

     Matthew 28:18-20, Then Jesus came to them and said, “All authority in heaven and on earth has been give to Me. Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything I have command- ed you. And surly I am with you always, even to the very end of the age.”

            Our Vision, as we live our day-to-day lives, to be consciously aware of the Holy Spirit's leading to share Christ, to see people come to Christ, to rejoice when they are baptized, and to walk with them as they learn to follow Christ, and make Him the Lord of their Life.


The Great Commandment

     Matthew 22:36-40, “Teacher, which is the greatest commandment in the Law?” Jesus replied: “Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind. This is the first and greatest commandment. And the second is like it: Love your neighbor as yourself. All the Law and the Prophets hang on these two commandments.”

            Our Vision, as we live our day-to-day lives, to be consciously aware to love the Lord our God with all our heart, soul, mind, body, and strength, and to love one other's the way Jesus loves us. Jesus says that all of the Bible hangs on this depth of love.  


The Fellowship of the Believers

     Acts 2:42, They devoted themselves to the apostles’ teaching and to the fellowship, to the breaking of bread, and to prayer.

    Acts 2:43, Everyone was filled with awe at the many wonders and signs performed by the Apostles.

    Acts 2:47,.....And the Lord added to their numbers daily those who were being saved.

            Our Vision, as we live our day-to-day lives, to be consciously aware that we each personally need to be devoted to reading and studying God's Word personally and corporately, to seek out other's for fellowship and community, and to fellowship with our Heavenly Father daily through prayer. And He will bless.

Our Story

What We Believe

what we believe


We believe that there is one God who exists in three persons: the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit.


We believe that Jesus is the Son of God, was born of a virgin, was wholly God and wholly man, lived a sinless life, died in our place as a sacrifice for the sins of mankind, was buried, arose bodily from the grave, and ascended into Heaven.

Christ's Return

We believe that Jesus Christ will literally return to earth.

Holy Spirit

We believe that God the Holy Spirit is active in convincing unbelievers of their need for salvation, and is the Comforter and Guide who lives in every believer.


We believe that the Bible is the Word of God without any error, the sole authority for life and faith.


We believe that man is a special creation of God, made in His image but that through the sin of the first man, Adam, mankind fell so that all men are sinners and need salvation.


We believe that salvation is a gift of God's grace that can only be received through repentance from sin and turning toward God through faith in the Lord Jesus Christ.


We believe that every person who is truly saved is eternally secure in the Lord Jesus Christ.


We believe that those persons who die in their sins without Christ spend eternity in Hell, and those persons who die with their sins forgiven through Christ spend eternity in Heaven.


We believe that water baptism is an act of obedience to the command of Christ and is by immersion after salvation.


We believe that the church is both a local body as well as the global body of baptized believers with the Lord Jesus Christ as the Head.


We believe that each believer has direct access to God through the Lord Jesus Christ.


We believe it is the responsibility and privilege of every Christian to make disciples of all nations. 


We believe Christians are under an obligation to serve the Lord with their time, talents, and treasures and should recognize all these as entrusted to them by God to use for His glory and the good of others. 


For more information see also The Baptist Faith and Message.




At Tucker Road, we strive to provide community outside of just Sunday Mornings. We know the importance of Christian fellowship as we daily walk more and more towards knowing and living out our faith in Christ. Check out some of the ministries below to learn how you can connect and find community at

Tucker Road Baptist Church. 


Men's Ministry 

Join us weekly on Tuesday for coffee and cookies as we study The Book of Acts together at the church. 

Tuesday      10:00am - 12:00noon 


Kid's Ministry 

Join us on Sunday Mornings as Sean and Heather Bucher lead children ages 7-12 through a study of the Bible.   

Sunday       9:30-10:30am 

Join our Backyard Bible Club at the church for ages 5-12 years old as we go through Child Evangelism Fellowship material. Hear stories, play games, and win prizes.

July 17-21, 2023       1:00-2:30pm



Join us on Sunday Mornings before our programs for coffee, donuts, and some time to vist with others. 

Sunday       10:30-10:55am 


Women's Ministry 

Join us weekly for Sunday morning Bible Study led by Betty DeHart. 

Sunday       9:30-10:30am 

Join us weekly on Tuesday mornings as we study the book of Numbers.

Tuesday      10:00am - 12:00noon 



Starting August 2023, join us in the Fellowship Hall for Griefshare, a safe place for anyone who has lost a loved one to talk about their emotions of grief, anger, and bitterness as they search for healing and restoration. 

Time TBD

If interested, call Pastor Dean at  360.944.0963

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Our Staff 


Meet Our Pastor

Dean Kelly

My name is Dean Kelly, and it has been a privilege and a blessing to pastor Tucker Road Baptist Church here in beautiful Hood River, Oregon. I must say that Tucker Road Baptist is the most loving church I have ever been apart of. I was officially called to pastor Tucker Road Baptist on August 1, 2014. I was living in Vancouver, Washington when I was contacted by the pastoral search committee of Tucker Road. I grew up in Woodbridge Virginia, a small, rural town 20 miles south of Washington, D.C. When I was 15 years old our family moved to Kailua, Oahu, Hawaii. I lived in Hawaii for 26 years. In 1986, I attended Washington Bible College and graduated in 1989. In 1990, I moved to Vancouver, Washington and attended Western Seminary located in Portland, Oregon. I graduated from Gateway Seminary located in Mill Valley California in May of 2005. I would love to meet you in person and share more of my journey as a follower of Jesus Christ, our Lord and our Savior. Our Sunday morning worship service begins at 11:00 AM. Please come and join us as we worship Jesus Christ.

Our Volunteers 


Meet Our Children's Ministry Volunteers

Sean accepted the Lord at age 11 and began attending Tucker Road Baptist Church at age 13. He was baptized a few years later. Sean immediately began helping with media and worship during Vacation Bible School and became a Deacon in 2018. Heather accepted the Lord and was baptized on Easter Sunday at 9 years old.  As a child she enjoyed attending Awanas, Sunday school and The Dunes Bible Camp. Heather began attending Tucker Road Baptist Church in 2017.

The Buchers met and married at Tucker Road Baptist Church in 2019. They live in Hood River with their two daughters. They have a passion for encouraging and helping children understand The Lord’s love for them through His Word. Between Sean’s comedic ways and Heather’s love for arts & crafts their students leave their classroom looking forward to next week’s Sunday School.


Meet Our Bible Study Leader

Betty DeHart

Faithfully serving the Lord for over 50 years. Teaching the adult classes Sunday's & Tuesday's. Please come and join us, we would love to meet you. 

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