Open Door's History

Over Fifty Years of Serving the Lynnwood-Seattle Area

Open Door was founded October 5th, 1969 by Pastor Ken Blue in the living room of his small block house in Mountlake Terrace, Washington. For the first three years, the church met and worshipped in several rented buildings. By God’s grace, and the recommendation of a dear pastor friend, the church was able to purchase five acres of property on 44th Avenue, a main thoroughfare in the city of Lynnwood. Through the ministry of Open Door over the years, hundreds have accepted the Lord Jesus Christ as their Saviour, and scores have surrendered for full-time service in the ministry. God continues to bless each week as new families trust Jesus Christ at this local church. Pastor Jason Murphy accepted the position of Senior Pastor on October 5th of 2008.

Pastor Jason Murphy

Senior Pastor of Open Door Baptist Church


425.743.4922 ext. 105

Pastor Ken Blue

Founding Pastor of Open Door Baptist Church


Pastor Ken Blue

Founding Pastor


Pastor Ken Blue was born in Boswell, Arkansas in 1938. He accepted Christ as his Saviour In 1955, in Wenatchee, WA. He and his wife Joyce were married for 63 years and have five children. He graduated from Midwestern Baptist Bible College in 1969 and started the Open Door Baptist Church in Lynnwood, WA. where he faithfully pastored for 39 years. He past away at age of 80 from ALS on June 22, 2019 in Monroe, WA. During His life he authored over 20 books and we encourage you to click on the link below to see the titles. We are confident you will receive a blessing.


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