Orcas Island Community Church has served the people of Orcas Island since 1884 when John Alexander Tennant gave up his career in politics and law to become a preacher, coming to the island on the tiny mail steamer Phantom along with his wife Clara, who was a Lummi tribal princess. OICC remains a part of the past, present and future of Orcas Island. 

Former resident historian Dave Richardson created a short historical film to commemorate our 125th anniversary in 2009. You can view the film by clicking on the link below.