22027 17th Ave SE
Bothell, WA 98021
8:00am, 9:30am, 11:00am, and 12:30pm
In starting Canyon Hills, Tammi and I had no specific strategy - no five, ten or fifteen-year plans. We had only one mission: to make more and better disciples of Christ. Since then, God has turned Canyon Hills into a world-influencing ministry. From homeless shelters to prisons, college campuses to strategic international missions, Canyon Hills is fulfilling its mission!
I started the church in 1995
B.A. (1985) Christian Ministry Studies - Hope International University (formerly Pacific Christian College), Fullerton, CA
DMIN (1997) – Bakke University (formerly Northwest Graduate School of the Ministry), Seattle, WA
My wife, Tammi, since 1985; We have three children and a son-in-law.
Christianity for Modern Pagans – Peter Kreeft
Follow Me – Jan Hettinga
The Holiness of God – R.C. Sproul
The Supremacy of God in Preaching – John Piper
The Doctrines of Grace – Boice and Ryken
1 Cor. 1:8-9
The inner city of West New York, New Jersey. Not a place I recommend!
American Pickers or Storage Wars (and anything else on the History Channel)
I’d like to travel to Italy and stay there for about a month. Where else can you get that kind of food, romance, and history in one place?
It is a privilege to serve the family at Canyon Hills as the worship pastor. I grew up in southern California, did my teenage years in Bellevue, then back to California to attend Pacific Christian College (now Hope University). Out of college I joined the staff of Overlake Christian Church in Redmond (the church that began CHCC, way back when) and was there until coming to Canyon Hills. I am excited to lead the team that leads our church in worship…there’s nothing like it! Worship is the one thing that we take from this life to the next. Let’s get better at it together!
BA from Hope University in Fullerton, CA, 1981
Working on Masters In Leadership from Liberty University
I have a beautiful wife, Diane (I married way out of my league!), two kids, Danae and D.J. (yes, we are the family of “D’s”) and one alien son-in-law, Derrick (okay he’s Canadian, but at least his name starts with “D”)
To Live Is Christ To Die Is Gain by Matt Chandler
Crazy Love by Frances Chan
Radical by David Platt
Vertical Church by James McDonald
The Knowledge of the Holy by A.W Tozer
I have two: I Corinthians 15:58 and Jeremiah 29:11
Words With Friends (especially when I can win!)
Any reality show where musical talent is displayed (or not!)
I am blessed to be in the position of Executive Pastor here at CHCC. I was born in Kansas City, but grew up in San Diego, where I lived until 1994. As the EP, my primary role is to try to make sure that each of the pastors have everything they need to do the ministry work that God has led them to do. My favorite part of ministry is seeing each of the pastors succeed in implementing their direct ministry to the people of CHCC. I have been blessed as God has allowed me to progress through ministry positions to my current one as EP.
Bachelor, Business Admin – National Univ., 1981
Master of Arts in Management – National Univ., 1992
Master of Arts in Religion – Liberty University, 2003
Kathy is my wife. We have two adult kids (Christine and Jeff) and five grandkids who all live in the area.
Holiness of God, R.C. Sproul
Instruments in the Redeemer’s Hands, Paul Tripp
Vertical Church, James MacDonald
Dynamic Spiritual Leadership, J Oswald Sanders
The Grace and Truth Paradox, Randy Alcorn
Kansas City, KS
Anything I can watch with my grandkids
Anywhere in Africa
I'm the Children's Pastor here at CHCC and I've now served for over 30 years in ministry to kids. What I enjoy most about this ministry is watching kids begin to connect the Word to their everyday lives and realize it works! I also enjoy seeing adults serving and being fulfilled in ministry. That's probably why I love training teachers internationally, because they get so excited to begin reaching and teaching the kids of their communities.
I started here in January 2001
My wife is very godly woman named Darlene
We have 4 grown children and 9 grandchildren.
“… yet I will rejoice in the Lord. I will be joyful in God my Savior.” Habakkuk 3:17-19
Skype! What a great tool for making video phone calls around the world!
I was raised in a military family and grew up in North Carolina and Tennessee… that’s where the accent comes from!
Top Chef Masters or Chopped. We love to eat and the cooking seems to be a prerequisite!
I’ve always wanted to go to New York City and Washington DC
I am the Middle School Pastor here at Canyon Hills. I grew up in San Diego and I am a graduate of Indiana Wesleyan University where I studies Pastoral Ministries and Youth Ministry. The passion I have for our middle school ministry is to reach students with the gospel and train believers in the Word while connecting them in meaningful relationships with peers and adult leaders. I passionately want to see students love God and serve others. On a personal note, I love my hometown teams the Padres and Chargers and Carne Asada buritos from La Posta de Acapulco's in El Cajon Ca. Currently I am addicted to Cherry Coke and gummi bears. We are professing “Disney Geeks” and love going to the Happiest Places on Earth (Disneyland and Walt Disney World).
Indiana Wesleyan University, Bachelor Degree in Pastoral Ministries with a Minor in Youth Ministries, 1999
I have an amazing godly wife Charity who is an perfect partner in ministry and two kids Emma and Ethan who are always keeping me on my toes and remind me to see the world through their eyes more.
Our Sufficiency in Christ by John MacAurthur
Supremacy of God in Preaching by John Piper
Radical by David Platt
The Explicit Gospel by Matt Chandler
Knowledge of the Holy by A.W. Tozer
Magic Guide to Disney World or Netflix.
El Cajon, Ca. (at least that’s what my parents tell me)
The Muppet Show
Australia or Tokyo Disneyland
I am the High School Pastor at Canyon Hills and consider myself incredibly blessed to serve students and their families at this church. I enjoy being a part of the process as God takes a student and forms them into a spiritual leader among their peers, church and community. I believe wholeheartedly in the power of a student ministry as I myself came to Christ in a High school ministry that met in a converted liquor store that saw countless students find Jesus in it. It was there that I was invited by a friend in High School to meet Jesus and his people. My life was never the same. I grew up in the Bay Area in California which means my favorite football team wears Red and Gold (sorry, can’t help it). I went to school at Simpson University in Redding, CA where I got my education towards ministry and met my wife. Apart from God and Family my closest loves are soccer (the real football), The San Francisco Giants (even years!), tacos (especially out of a truck) and playing the drums (not as good as most). I also won’t give up the dream that one day I’ll have my own wood-working shop in my house. One day!
Bachelor, Youth Ministry –Simpson University, 2005
Minor, Bible and Theology
I am married to Becki and we have two sons.
For by grace you have been saved through faith. And this is not your own doing; it is the gift of God, not a result of works, so that no one may boast. Ephesians 2:8-9
Calendar. Without it I’m like an explorer without a compass. Or a husband without a calendar. Pick your analogy.
Hayward, CA. On one acre smack dab in the middle of a metropolitan area. Complete with a stream that ran through it. Needless to say my clothes were often ruined as a kid.
Netlfix. Does that count? Why pick one, when you can have them all!
Etihad Stadium to see Manchester City Football club beat Manchester United.
As the Assistant Pastor, I serve both Middle School and High School ministries by teaching, follow-up and helping students get connected. I was born in Long Beach, California, but raised in the Kirkland area, graduating from Lake Washington High School and then Biola. I have served in student ministries for about 6 years and have a huge passion for seeing students grow to love both the Word of God and the God of the Word.
B.A. Biblical and Theological Studies at Biola University
M.A. Theology with Emphasis in Biblical Languages at Fuller Theological Seminary
John 1:12, "But to all who did receive him, who believed in his name he gave the right to become children of God…"
Netflix, soccer, card games, and reading!
God Has a Name by John Mark Comer
Becoming A Pastor Theolgian by Wilson & Hiestand
You Are What You Love by James Smith
The Power of Habit by Charles Duhigg
12 Ways Your Phone is Changing You by Tony Reinke
The Office or Friends
I would love to go to Barcelona and catch a F.C. Barcelona soccer game.
I am the Pastor of Counseling here at Canyon Hills. I grew up all over the place. My dad is a Navy Chaplain so I grew up moving every two or three years. Of all the places that I lived, North Carolina is the one I would move back to in a heartbeat. Right on the ocean, hot weather in the summer, laid back people all year around…but I will never be called to pastor there because I would never get any ministry done. I graduated from Saint Martin’s College in Lacy Washington with my Bachelor of Arts in Psychology. I also have my Master of Arts in Biblical Counseling from The Master’s College and am a member of the National Association of Nouthetic Counselors. The thing that I enjoy the most about my area of ministry at the church is watching God’s Sovereign hand transform His people through the power of His Word and His Word alone.
Degree in Process: Master of Arts in Theological Studies from Southwest Baptist Theological Seminary
The Master’s College: Master of Arts in Biblical Counseling 2007
Saint Martin’s University: Bachelor of Arts in Psychology 2000
My wife, Cory and five children, Madison, Isabelle, Luke, Titus and McKay.
The Holiness of God by R.C. Sproul
Instruments in the Redeemer’s Hands by Paul Tripp
The Godly Man’s Portrait by Thomas Watson
The Gospel According to Jesus by John MacArthur
The Pastor’s Justification by Jared Wilson
Gas City, Indiana
My wife, kids and I love being a part of the Canyon Hills Team! Halley and I are both originally from Spokane, and we both attended college in Southern California. We were married right after we graduated on June 1, 2008. After a year in San Diego we came to Bothell, and have loved being a part of the Canyon Hills family ever since.
Bachelor of Arts (Major in Music, Minor in Bible) From San Diego Christian College in 2008.
Master of Arts in Theological Studies From Faith Seminary in 2016
My beautiful wife Halley, our daughter kids Dallas, son Declan, and twin girls Piper and Paisley.
I love riding motorcycles and playing catch with my family.
The Knowledge of the Holy - A.W Tozer
Worship: The Ultimate Priority - John MacArthur
The Practice of Godliness by Jerry Bridges
Slave: The Hidden Truth About Your Identity in Christ - John MacArthur
The Holiness of God - R.C Sproul
I grew up near Columbus, Ohio and home of the Ohio State Buckeyes. While in Bible College I took some time off and did an internship at a two year old church plant that was meeting at the Canyon Park Junior High School, and fourteen years later they asked me to come back and join the pastoral staff. I find it a great privilege and honor to be part of the Canyon Hills family. Any free time I have I love spending it with my amazing family. Working in missions is a great responsibility as God has called us to reach the nations with the gospel of Jesus Christ. I find it encouraging to see others become passionate about reaching their neighbors both locally and globally.
Degree in process Master of Arts Intercultural Studies from Liberty University.
Additional Studies at Southern Seminary
Bachelor Degree from Kentucky Christian University, 1998
I am married to Kimberly and we have two sons, Will and Josiah.
The Insanity of God by Nik Ripken
Let the Nations Be Glad by John Piper
Holiness of God by RC Sproul
Radical by David Platt
No Wonder They Call Him The Savior by Max Lucado
Fiji or New Zealand
I am the College and Singles Pastor here at Canyon Hills. I was born and raised in Washington, growing up in the Kirkland area. I played college baseball for four years at Shoreline CC and Edgewood College in Madison, WI. I (finally) graduated in 2012 with a BA in Religion from Faith Seminary in Tacoma, WA. I love sports, both playing and watching. Ashley, my better half, and I have both coached teams in the past (basketball and baseball) and we have played in a kickball league for the last five years (so fun!). God has placed on my heart a passion for His Word, to study it, teach it, and live it out! I am very excited to see what God has in store for this ministry at CHCC!
BA in Religion from Faith Evangelical College in Tacoma, WA, 2012.
Currently in process for ACBC Certification.
My wife Ashley and I have been together since 2002 (high school sweethearts), and have been married since 2006. We have a son, Gabriel, who was born in 2011.
The Knowledge of the Holy - AW Tozer
Note To Self - Joe Thorn
Radical - David Platt
Instruments in the Redeemer’s Hands - Paul Tripp
Vertical Church - James MacDonald
*That’s the top 5 in my office anyways…
New York at Christmas time.
It truly is a privilege to serve the Lord as part of the Canyon Hills ministry team! I was born in Queens, New York City and then raised on Long Island. My freshman year, I came to know the Lord through the ministry of Campus Crusade at the University at Buffalo. It was there I met and married my wonderful wife, Diane. I attended Western Seminary in Portland where I finished two degrees and emphasized the study of Biblical languages. We have served churches in Oregon, Minnesota, Arizona and Washington. It is now our calling to serve the fastest growing segment of our population and see that we make more and better disciples for the glory of God here among the young at heart at CHCC!
BA in Geography 1974 SUNY University at Buffalo
Master of Divinity 1980 Western Conservative Baptist Seminary
Master of Theology 1982 Western Conservative Baptist Seminary
I have a beautiful wife, Diane, to whom I have been married since 1974. God has given us two faithful daughters. Kristen lives in Huntington, WV. Meagan is married to Brandon Blumberg, a youth pastor, and lives in Fresno, California. They have given us three handsome, energetic grandsons: Jaxon, Lincoln and Sawyer.
I love reading history books, learning Spanish, singing, listening to music, cooking and anything to do with the New York Yankees.
Five Points: Towards A Deeper Experience of God’s Grace by John Piper
True Faced by Bill Thrall, Bruce McNicol, and John Lynch
New Testament Theology by Thomas R. Schreiner
Sacred Marriage by Gary Thomas
How To Read The Bible For All Its Worth by Gordon Fee and Douglas Stuart
1 Peter 2:24 “He himself bore our sins in his body on the tree, that we might die to sin and live to righteousness.”
Jackson Heights, Queens and Farmingdale, New York
I was born and raised in the midwest, near Chicago. I graduated from Moody Bible Institute and then spent the next 14 years serving in various pastoral roles within student and adult ministry at two churches in the Chicago suburbs. It was during these years that the Lord really solidified my conviction that small groups are the primary discipleship vehicle within the local church. It's a blessing to be here at Canyon Hills, ministering alongside others who share that same conviction. To Him be the Glory as we make more and better disciples in our Life Group ministry.
Bachelors Degree in Theology and Educational Ministries, Moody Bible Institute 2000
My amazing wife Rachel and I have 5 children: four boys and our beautiful daughter who is adopted from China.
My life verse tends to change depending up the day, but currently it is Proverbs 3:5-6.
Knowledge of the Holy by AW Tozer
The Reformed Pastor by Richard Baxter
Knowing God by J.I. Packer
Master Plan of Evangelism by Robert Coleman
Pursuit of Holiness by Jerry Bridges
The Weather Channel… so I can be reminded about how much sun I'm not seeing.
St. Charles, IL
Chicago Deep Dish Pizza of course… Lou's all the way!
Duck Dynasty… Jack!
Bucket list item #9: to set foot on every continent before I die. Three down, four to go.
Being used by the Lord to train Christians to ‘grow in the grace and knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ’ (2 Peter 3:18) is both a great privilege and incredible joy. Since the Lord first saved me, I have been amazed at the power and sufficiency of His Word to transform lives, and I love being able to do this work in WA. Both my wife and I were raised here and we are excited to have returned to serve in this amazing place. There is a great need for spiritual revival in the Evergreen State, but God is ‘mightier than’ (Ps. 93) all opposition and I am excited to participate in His redemptive purposes. I look forward to ‘striving side by side’ (Philippians 1:27) with you as we work to make more and better disciples of Jesus Christ.
Bachelors in Christian Ministries, The Master’s University, Santa Clarita, CA
Master of Divinity, The Master’s Seminary, Sun Valley, CA
Doctor of Ministry, Corban University, Salem, OR
I have an incredibly patient and supportive wife, Tracy, and we have been blessed with two wonderful children, Abigail and Luke.
Mark 10:27 – “Jesus looked at them and said, “With man [salvation] is impossible, but not with God. For all things are possible with God.”
Anything that gives me time with my family—usually field trips, movies, or games at home.
The Attributes of God by A.W. Pink
The Pursuit of God, The Knowledge of the Holy, and The Root of the Righteous by A.W. Tozer
Biblical Doctrine by John MacArthur and Richard Mayhue
Valley of Vision by Arthur Bennett
Most anything from John Owen, Jonathan Edwards, John MacArthur, and other faithful expositors not named John.
Logos Bible App, although FaceSwap is a close second.
Black Diamond, WA. That was home during much of my life, and is still one of my favorite places.
Whatever we can agree on from Netflix or Amazon.
Israel first, and then a trip following Paul’s missionary travels.