Welcome to the White Cliff Church website! Here at WCC, we have the privilege of worshiping the one true and living God in spirit and truth. The God of the Bible calls men and women from their rebellion to freedom in Christ. This truth is revealed in God's perfect written Word - the Bible. Followers of Jesus, called Christians, are those who have turned from their sin and placed their faith in Jesus Christ as their only hope in both life and death.

Each week, we learn more about God and how we, as the church, are to live in light of what Jesus has done for us as we work consecutively through books of the Bible together during the service. As divine instruction breathed out by God himself, I am convinced that the Bible should be explained and applied clearly and faithfully each week so that God's people, the Church, might be built up and guard against false teaching.

If you are not currently a member of a local church here in Ketchikan, we would like to take this opportunity to invite you to one of our meetings. We are a Southern Baptist Church. To learn more about what Southern Baptists believe, click on "About Us" and scroll down to the "What We Believe" heading.

We look forward to connecting with you! As you look around our website, if you have any questions, feel free to send me an email at alan@whitecliffchurch.org.

WCC Weekly Meetings


  • 9 AM Equipping Hour (Discipleship Training)

  • 10 AM Worship Through Singing and Expository Sermon


  • 6 PM The Parsonage Small Group | Pastor Alan McElroy

  • 6 PM North Tongass Small Group | Alan MacDonald


  • Noon Men's fellowship at Jeremiah's (Fall through Spring)

Filipino Fellowship


  • 6 PM Dinner and Study


  • 3 PM Home Bible Study

WCC Women's Bible Study

The WCC Women's Bible Study meets the second Friday of every month (Durring the school year) at the church building. The study begins at 630 PM. All ladies 11 years and up are welcome to attend.

Upcoming Events


  • 2 - Special business meeting directly after morning service.

  • 16 - New sermon series: The Letters of John.


  • 12 - Parent's Night Out! A night of childcare so that our WCC parents can have a date night.

  • 13 - Special sermon on Christian Marriage.

  • 13 - Church Business Meeting (No Equipping Hour).

  • 20 - Discipleship Season of Equipping Hour Begins. Biblcal Manhood and Womanhood.


  • 4 - Ladies' Bible Study on Christian Contentment, 630 PM at the church building.


  • 8 - Ladies' Bible Study on Christian Contentment, 630 PM at the church building.

  • 15 - Good Friday Service, 6 PM.

  • 17 - Easter Sunday Service.

  • 23 - New Member Orientation. This is a two hour course for new members, perspective members, or anyone intrested in learning more about White Cliff Church. 9:00-11:00 AM.

  • 29 - Parents Night Out! A date night for WCC parents, 4:30 - 7:00 PM.


  • 15 - Church Business Meeting (No Equipping Hour).

  • 22 - Outreach Season of Equipping Hour. Jerry Holderman will lead WCC in a study of Evangelism.

  • 22- Afternoon Fellowship Cookout at Ward Lake.


  • 5 - New sermon series in the book of Ruth.

  • 13-14 - Guest Speaker: Justin Peters, Justin Peters Ministries Clouds Without Water, Monday & Tuesday, 6:30 - 8:30 PM.


  • 6 - Elder Candidate Testing. A pannel of Alaskan SBC pastors will meet with the elder candidates durring the day, and we will have a congregational Q&A at the church buiding in the evening (6 PM).

  • 17 - Elder installation service.

  • 24 - New sermon series in Paul's letter to the Ephesians.

  • 23 - WCC Ladies Group Hike Carlanna Trail.

  • 30 - One day evangelism conference with Dr. Thomas P. Johnston starting at 9 PM.

  • 31 - Guest Preacher: Dr. Thomas P. Johnston, Senior Proffesor of Evangelsim at Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary.


  • 14 - Church Business Meeting (No Equipping Hour)

  • 21 - Fellowship Season of Equipping Hour. Pastor Alan McElroy will lead WCC in a study of the Duties of Christian Fellowship.

  • 27 - Praise and Media Team Cookout.


  • 3 - Child Care Workers Tea. If you volunteer in the nursery or have taught childrens Equipping Hour in the past year, please join us at 3 PM at the parsonage.

  • 25 - Guest Speaker: Dr. Todd Chipman, Pastor at The Master's Community Church, Kansas City, Kansas and Dean of Graduate Studies, Assistant Professor of Biblical Studies at Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary.


  • 6 - Church Business Meeting (No Equipping Hour)

  • 13 - Prayer Season of Equipping Hour. Alan MacDonald will lead WCC in a study of the prayers of the Apostle Paul.



  • 12 - Church Business Meeting (No Equipping Hour).

  • 19 - Discipleship Season of Equipping Hour Begins. Jason Asher & Sam Bordenkecker will lead us through a study on biblical discipleship.