The City of Bellevue
Situated between Lake Washington and Lake Sammamish lies the beautiful city of Bellevue Washington. Currently, Bellevue has the second largest city center in Washington State, and it is the fifth largest city in Washington with over 130,000 residents. The city is known for its affluence, top-notch schools, and high-end shopping. Although Bellevue has a distinct city center, there are thirteen different neighborhoods, each with its own feel and economic profile. These neighborhoods range from elite estates to middle income multi-family apartments. While unemployment is low, many people struggle with Bellevue’s high cost of living. Despite this struggle, Bellevue attracts residents from around the world due to the surrounding high-tech employers. This has resulted in Bellevue residents being among some of the most highly educated in Washington state with over 60 percent having a four-year degree and over 27 percent having a graduate degree. Nearly 60 percent of residents are employed in management, professional, or related occupations.
Although there are churches on the eastside, there are no fundamental Baptist churches in Bellevue. In the greater Seattle-Bellevue area there are only four independent fundamental Baptist churches. The map below displays the location of those churches relative to Bellevue. Cleary there is a pressing need for church planting in the city of Bellevue.