Hoonah Presbyterian Church is the oldest church in Hoonah (1881). The first building was destroyed in the great Hoonah fire of 1944 and rebuilt in 1946. A missional church originally started during the Presbyterian Mission efforts of Sheldon Jackson, we continue reaching out today. In the past 10 years the Hoonah Presbyterian Church has grown by more than 30%, added new partners, and celebrated baptisms. Operating under elder leadership alone during this growth, we look forward to what this body could do with the addition of a full-time pastor.
The people come to the fourth largest island in North America in the Tongass National Rain Forest to see Sitka Blacktail deer, coastal brown bears, bald eagles, humpback whales, killer whales, sea lions, sea otters and endless sea birds that feed on the halibut, salmon, cod, herring and crab that can be caught just off shore and in the rivers and creeks.
The opportunities are great amongst 850 people on pristine Chichagof Island. Just 40 miles west of Juneau Alaska. We are a commercial fishing and timber harvesting village, and cruise ship destination that sees over 100,000 guests annually each summer.
PO Box 156
Hoonah, AK 99829
Call Us: +1.907973-2042
While there is no shortage of seafood, further training and encouragement for the elders is helpful, someone to cover the pulpit for multiple weeks would give the elders time to breath, and more hands and feet to carry out missional activities to our neighbors are always welcome in Hoonah.