Coastal Missions Society
We are ten missionaries with a wide variety of ages, backgrounds, skills, and personalities. When combined this variety and our team harmony is a hallmark of Coastal Missions.
Left front going clockwise: Roy and Rachel Getman, Brian and Anne Burkholder Joan Getman (Petunia)
Frank Getman, Debbie and Tom Maxie, Chet and Teresa McArthur
Coastal Missions' purpose is to advance the Gospel on the coast.
Visits are made to areas mostly outside the reach of churches, including villages, communities, light stations, logging operations, work sites, homes, fish boats, and other vessels.
Genuine friendships exist because of consistent visits for over three and a half decades. Coastal Missions now visits third and fourth generations in some coastal families.
Coastal Mission operates from a mission base in Chemainus, British Columbia, Canada. You will find the Coastal Messenger on the coast in all seasons.
The vessel schedule covers the British Columbia coast, including the mainland coast and inlets, both sides of Vancouver Island and Haida Gwaii. Voyages extend south into Washington as far as Olympia. Voyages extend north into Alaska to Wrangell, Sumner Strait, and the west coast Prince of Wales Island.
Coastal Missions also leased an outpost at Port Neville, BC, until March 2017, a well-known secure haven along the Inside Passage.
Coastal Missions is known for being real, down-to-earth people who are a part of the coast. And we are famous for our hospitality. Just ask anyone who has been aboard the Coastal Messenger or at Port Neville.
Coastal Missions is a registered charity in Canada and the US. All activity is charitable and non-commercial. Funding is derived without appeal and apart from a denomination.
That means missionaries never ask for money, except to appeal directly to God. Individuals, groups, businesses, and churches have continued to give financially down through the years simply because people know about the work and want to support it.
We provide the opportunity to donate online for the convenience of donors.
We believe in the Authority of Scripture, the Person of God, the Person of Christ, the Person of the Holy Spirit, the Separation of Man, the Office of Christ, the Sacrifice of Christ, the Everlasting Life of Man, the Judgment Seat of Christ, and the Final Victory.
Full description of each belief is in the Articles of Faith PDF.