Ocean Shores
Baptist Church

"Preaching and Teaching the Word of God"

The Bell

The bell located in the foyer has a distinguished history, as well. Cast in Cincinnati, Ohio, the bell originally was on a Northern Pacific Rail Road logging locomotive, or "donkey" engine, that worked in the Moclips/Hoquiam area in the mid-to-late 1800's. The locomotive was retired in the early 1900's, but the bell was donated to the Copalis Crossing Public School. In the 1950's, the bell was no longer needed when a new school was built. The bell was then gifted to Copalis Community church, where it called people to worship until the 1970's. When Copalis Community Church rebuilt, it was placed in storage.

At the time OSBC was first constructed with its unique steeple, Pastor Newt Rasor of the Copalis Community Church again saw a new purpose for the bell. He kindly donated the century old bell to the then young church.

After years of exposure to our harsh weather, the bell was restored by the Root Paint Company of Hoquiam in 2008 and placed on the present stand - where the "old" bell and the "new" facility serve together.

Picture of Ocean Shores Baptist Church

Service Times
  • Sunday
    • Sunday School.....9:45 am
    • Morning Service.....11:00 am
    • Evening Service.....6:00 pm
  • Wednesday
    • All-Church Prayer....7:00 pm