tabernaculo biblico bautista

Tabernaculo Biblico Bautista exists to share the Good News of the Gospel with the lost. The True Vine (Tabernaculo Biblico Bautista ‘La Vid Verdadera’) is the name of our church but is also what our church is commissioned to do: to witness to the Hispanic communities in the uttermost parts of Western Washington. We have the privilege to be preaching the Gospel in a community of nearly 12,000 that has been known as possessing one of the highest ratios of churches per capita in the country.

The church is ideally located in Lynden, between Mt. Baker, Puget Sound, and the Lower Mainland of British Columbia, Canada, and it gives us the opportunity to spread the Gospel to Hispanics in all these areas.

The church currently supports the planting of new churches in Bellingham, Sedro Woolley, Burlington, and Yakima, Washington as well as Surrey, British Columbia, Canada. They are also leading 7 prayer and Bible study groups in Sumas, Everson, Blaine, Ferndale, and Custer in Washington; and New Westminster and Surrey in British Columbia, Canada. The constant prayer as they work is that God would assist them to plant more new churches in this area.

tabernaculo biblica leadership

Ivan and Lavi Montenegro

Lead Pastor


Ivan Montenegro is a catalytic planter, who not only has planted Tabernaculo Biblico Bautista, but has also started multiple Hispanic plants in the Lynden, Bellingham, and Vancouver BC areas. He is training up leaders and pastors for these works as he goes, both by example and through the use of a Hispanic Institute that he co-leads with Brian Harper (Seattle Urban Church Planting Catalyst.)

The large majority of members and even leaders in these congregations have come to faith in Christ within the ministry that Pastor Ivan leads. Ivan’s wife, Lavi, is also a gifted leader in their joint church planting efforts.