On March 24, 1963, Louis (Bev) Jackson and his wife, Helen, arrived in Cottage Grove from Hollister, CA, to plant a church. The first church service was held at the American Legion Hall on April 7th and The Conservative Baptist Church of Cottage Grove was officially incorporated on April 9, 1963. Then followed the work of completing the charter of the church, creating a constitution / by-laws, and electing officers. The Jacksons resigned in April, 1967.
In September, 1967, Earl and Helen Eaton were called to serve and 6 months later the church purchased two acres on Quincy Avenue. With the help of many volunteers, the new church was up and running by February, 1970.
Since then, the church has been privileged by the service of the following pastors:
Percy and Carolyn Kooshian (15 years service, 1970-1985)
Steve and Carla Sorensen (1 year, 1987-1988)
Bob and Helen Singer (30+ years, 1989-present)