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See Branches of Plymouth Brethren to explain abbreviation types (although in short: OB (& TW-P) are Halls & Chapels within the "open brethren" (although GH's (generally) maintain a separate network from the Chapels). EB/TW/TW-N are "Careful" Brethren (similar to OB Halls), and BC are (generally) independent community churches with early or indirect PB influence, and will (usually) not consider themselves "Brethren").  AA/CA refers to assemblies of African or Caribbean origin, or predominant demographic, although all ethnicities are overly welcome in any assemblies.

The above primer link expands on the abbreviations, and also contains introduction to this (and other) sheets within the overall History. There have been scores of branches with their own distinctive networks and strengths within the history of the PB, and many branches continue to flourish today, and while no assembly or gathering is identical to the others, each is thought to maintain a fervent desire for simplicity in gathering around the Lord Jesus, though practices and secondary doctrines may vary culturally and/or preferentially as autonomous (yet inter-dependent) local churches.

Assemblies are sorted geographically, and will, D.V., eventually have further history within. Red links on Brethrenpedia are presently undeveloped, and blue links contain data. Appreciate patience with our progress, and if you'd like to help, please contact any of the editing team, preferably via social media.


Boise City / Mountain Home / Ontario, OR/ID CSA

Central OR

Bend/Prineville CSA

Deschutes County (Bend metro)

La Pine


Crook County (Prineville micro)


Northeastern OR

Baker County

Baker City

Grant County

John Day

Umatilla County



Union County (La Grande micro)


Wallowa County


Northwestern OR

Clatsop County (Astoria micro)



Lane County (Eugene/Springfield metro)


Portland/Vancouver/Salem, OR/WA CSA

Benton County (Corvallis metro)


Linn County (Albany/Lebanon metro)

  • Grant-EB meeting in Linn County
    • Jessie Louise Hall Clay (b. 1884 Port Hope, ON; emig. 1885; d. 1937 Harrisburg, Linn, OR), daughter of Sidney Charles W. Hall (b. 1852 Hope, Durham, ON - d. 1914 Northumberland, ON) & Isabella Stevenson Hall (b. 1857 Canada). 1900 @ Oakland, CA.
      • Husband (1905 @ Sacramento, CA): John Christian Clay (b. 1878 Van Wert, OH - d. 1978 Linn Co., OR), son of John Nicholas Clay (b. 1843 Franklin or Salt Creek Twps., Wayne, OH - d. 1922 Van Wert, OH) & Sarah Elizabeth Krugh Clay (b. 1846 Upper Allen, Cumberland, PA - d. 1934 Van Wert, OH).
        • John's 2nd wife: Gladys Marie Belts Hollemon-Clay (b. 1902 Harrisburg, OR - d. 1994 Eugene, Lane, OR), daughter of George Grant Belts (1871-1953 Harrisburg, OR) & Kate Beeson Belts (b. 1875 Marshall, Clark, IL - d. 1928 Harrisburg, OR).
      • Fred Elliot (Portland, OR) officiated Jessie's memorial service.
      • 1905-1907 @ Sacramento, CA; 1907-1934 @ Shedd, Linn, OR; 1934-1937 @ Harrisburg, OR.
      • Siblings: Arthur S. Hall (Livermore, CA), Harvey F. Hall (Oakland, CA), George B. Hall (Portland, OR) & Sybil Hall Ashton (Berkeley, CA).
      • Children: John Hall Clay (1905-2005) of Oakland, CA, Victor Stevenson Clay (1917-2020) of Harrisburg, OR; Hope Rebecca Clay Quentel (1908-1991) of Portland, OR;


  • Thomas Montgomery (b. 1917 Dublin, Ireland - d. 2008 Albany, OR), son of Nathaniel Montgomery (b. 1889 Killaney, N.I.) & Susanne Mulligan Montgomery (b. 1888 Corbet, Banbridge, N.I.; m. 1916 Liverpool, Eng.; emig. 1920; 1945 @ Los Angeles, CA); We do not know when/where Thomas' parents died. Wife (1944 @ Altadena, CA): Mabel Ruth Bratlien Montgomery (b. 1910 Kensington, Douglas, MN - d. 2011 Canby, Clackamas, OR), daughter of Kristian Andersen Bratlien (b. 1874 Torpa, Norway - d. 1960 Noonan, Divide, ND) & Inga Amalie Dokken Bratlien (b. 1890 Norway - d. 1976 Crosby, Divide, ND). In 1941, Thomas & Mabel met while students at BIOLA in Los Angeles, marrying there in 1944. In 1950, Thomas was employed as a railroad conductor. Lived in Monrovia until 1980 when they moved to Rogue River, OR then Albany. Thomas had one brother, Robert Joseph Montgomery (b. 1925 Sierra Madre, CA).
  • Albany Fellowship (KLC-EB) +2016+
    • see Portland, OR

Portland/Vancouver/Hillsboro, OR/WA metro

Clackamas County

  • Spring Mountain Bible Church, OR (OB) 1929-present
    • Stark Street Gospel Hall Sunday School Outreach 1929-1952; East Portland Gospel Hall +1933+; 87th Avenue Bible Chapel 1952-1975; Laurel Park Bible Chapel 1975-1994
Milwaukie (also in Multnomah County)
Oregon City

Columbia County


Multnomah County

  • Eastgate Bible Chapel, OR (OB) 1892-present
    • Seventh and Ash Street tent meeting 1892; Parrott Hall 1893-1904; 353 Yamhill St. +1897+; 9th & Davis Sts. +1904+; Southeast Eighth Gospel Hall 1904-1915; Stark Street Gospel Hall (E. 28th & Stark Sts.) 1915-1950; Stark Street Gospel Chapel 1950-1959
    • c/o F.C. Marshall @ 42 N.E. 84th St. +1927+
    • Annual conferences started in 1898
      • Oregon Daily Journal 1-22-1921: "The closing session of the twenty-third annual conference of the Plymouth Brethren will be held Sunday in the Gospel hall, East Twenty-eighth and Stark streets. Services will be held at 10:30 a.m., 3 and 7:30 p.m."



Washington County

Forest Grove
  • Forest Grove Gospel Hall, OR (OB) 1901-2016
    • Thatcher Farmhouse Assembly +1904+; 214 Pacific Ave. +1927+
    • c/o E.G. Goff +1904+; P.S. French +1927+

Yamhill County


Salem metro

Marion County


Polk County


Southwestern OR

Douglas County


  • In the Roseburg News-Review for Feb. 16, 1937 (p. 4), there was mention headlined "'Plymouth Brother' Dated In Roseburg".
    • "Elliott McAllister, of Los Angeles, is announced by the Roseburg Presbyterian church as its speaker for Wednesday evening, this week. Mr. McAllister is a "Plymouth Brother" by affiliation. The Plymouth Brethren, or, as they prefer to be called, "Brethren" are doctrinally similar to all Calvinistic bodies in belief, but do not believe in ecclesiastical organization. John Nelson Darby, who led the movement in 1800 (sic), was a Bible teacher of world note. The Plymouth Brethren are said to have influenced the views of Bible scholars in all churches. The service Wednesday evening will be held in the church auditorium at 7:30 o'clock. The public is invited."

Medford / Grants Pass CSA

Jackson County (Medford metro)


Central Point


Josephine County (Grants Pass micro)

Grants Pass