Giving Forth Truth to the Next Generation
Born and raised in southern Oregon, Eric is the third oldest of seven children. Eric's parents were faithful to nurture him in the knowledge and fear of the Lord. Eric attended Seattle Pacific University to study biology in hopes of becoming a medical doctor. During his first year of college, however, the Lord directed Eric away from the medical field and toward pastoral ministry. Upon confirmation from mentors and through much prayer, Eric answered the call to pursue a life of ministry.
Eric graduated with a bachelor's degree in Educational Ministry with minors in Global and Urban Ministry as well as Youth Ministry. During the summer of 2014, Eric served as the interim youth pastor at his home church in Central Point, Oregon. It was during this experience Eric gained an unquenchable fire for teaching and mentoring youth in their relationship with Christ.
Eric has always excelled as an athlete. He played college basketball and served with Fellowship of Christian Athletes for three years while at SPU. He continues to enjoy athletics and the outdoors. At SPU, Eric met his wife Brooke who studied biology in preparation to become a pharmacist. Brooke is currently pursuing a doctorate of pharmacy at Washington State University - Riverpoint in Spokane. Brooke's heart for ministry is readily apparent, and she serves alongside Eric in youth ministry. Together, they are a dynamic team. Eric is currently pursing his Masters in Theology (ThM) from Dallas Theological Seminary.
Born and raised in Opelousas, Louisiana, Jonah grew up in a Christian home; however, he did not come to faith in Jesus Christ until the age of 20. Jonah’s upbringing posed some unique challenges, and a big part of his story includes that he grew up without receiving an education. This impacted his entire outlook on life. He did anything he could to get ahead. It was not until Jesus took ahold of his heart that he found meaning and purpose and began to understand God’s plan for his life within the local church community.
After trusting in Christ, Jonah obtained his General Education Diploma. He then attended Moody Bible Institute (BA, Bible, 2013), where he met his wife, Carly (BS, Bible, 2013). Most recently, Jonah completed a master’s degree from Dallas Theological Seminary (Th.M, New Testament, 2017).
During his time at DTS, Jonah worked full time for Prestonwood Baptist Church as the intern to adult ministries and fulfilled many other administrative roles. He also was instrumental in helping launch an ice-cream shop (Howdy Homemade), designed to employ those with special needs. Jonah’s wife, Carly, wife worked fulltime and attended classes to earn a nursing degree, which she plans to complete in Spokane. In January of 2017, Jonah was called to be the associate pastor of adult ministries at Fourth Memorial Church. Jonah is both humbled and amazed at how God has redeemed his life and equipped him to serve as a pastor at Fourth.
Jonah and Carly are best friends and enjoy spending time together, exploring the outdoors, and traveling. They both also enjoy the quieter activity of reading.
Sarah was born and raised in Anchorage Alaska as the 3rd of 5 children. As the daughter of Christian parents, Sarah learned about God and the Bible from the time she was young. At age 9, during a Good Friday service, Sarah recognized her personal need for salvation by grace through faith and trusted in Jesus Christ as her Savior.
Sarah comes from a music-loving family. When she was 7-years-old, Sarah began taking piano lessons, and took up acoustic guitar in Jr. High. Her personal passion for music grew as she exercised her budding talents through the musical worship team at her home church. Upon moving to Spokane in 2013, Sarah temporarily set music aside as she began the pursuit of her Bachelor’s degree in Biblical Studies from Moody Bible Institute. Sarah began attending Fourth Memorial Church in September of 2013 and began serving in the music ministry at Fourth 6 months later. Since coming to Fourth, she has been involved in Awana, college group, women’s ministry, and worship team and has most recently completed a year-long internship in the Worship Arts Ministry.
In keeping with her goal to eventually become a licensed professional counselor, Sarah will begin a Master’s degree program in Counseling through Colorado Christian University in the Fall of 2017.
In her spare time, Sarah enjoys longboarding, listening to music, ultimate Frisbee, and hiking with friends. She is excited to be a part of the ministry staff team at Fourth Memorial and humbled by the opportunity to serve the local church body.
Melissa grew up in a Christian home, with her father a pastor, and her mother a teacher at Northwest Christian Schools. Thus, godly parents, teachers and friends have always been a vital part of Melissa’s life and spiritual development. She began attending Fourth’s junior high youth group where she dedicated her life to advancing the gospel of Christ.
Melissa met her future husband Dan while attending Northwest Christian High School. After graduating, she worked several summers at Cannon Beach Christian Conference Center. Here she became passionate about teaching children the Word of God.
Although Melissa has a BA in Business Management from Whitworth University, she spent the foundational years at home nurturing their four daughters, Emily, Faith, Abigail and Lillian. Currently, all four girls attend Northwest Christian Schools, continuing the legacy of godly instruction which has been so valuable in Melissa’s life.
Born and raised in Bremerton, Washington, Keith grew up in a Christian home, but never anticipated being a preacher. However, on August 12, 1989, following high school graduation, Keith dedicated his life to pastoral ministry at a Christian conference at Colorado State University. He attended Multnomah Bible College (BA in Theology, 1993) and Biblical Seminary (Master of Divinity, 1995), where he met his wife Lori, also a student. Following graduation, Keith served as an associate pastor at Suburban Christian Church in Corvallis, Oregon for nearly five years.
In December 2000, God led Keith and his family to Emmanuel Bible Fellowship in Olympia, Washington, where Keith was the senior pastor for 12 years. During this time, Keith completed a Doctor of Ministry from Talbot School of Theology (2008) as well as a PhD in New Testament from University of Bristol (2011). With a deep love for teaching, Keith taught adjunct for Ecola Bible School and Moody Bible Institute-Spokane for many years.
At the end of 2012, in a unique opportunity, God called Keith to Spokane, Washington to pastor Fourth Memorial Church and to teach on faculty at Moody Bible Institute. Keith has published two books: Temporal Judgment and the Church (Biblical Studies Press, 2012) and Paul and Money (Zondervan, 2015).
Together, Keith and Lori have three children, Joshua, Justin and Jena. Keith enjoys
spending time with his family, weightlifting and reading. Through cooperation with
Fourth Church and Moody Bible Institute, the Krells seek to give forth truth to the
Raised in Boise, Idaho, Ashley is the middle of three children, and was blessed with Christian parents who sought to disciple their children toward developing a personal relationship with Christ as individuals. Growing up, Ashley was heavily involved in both her church and community, participating in Sunday school classes, Awana, Worship Team,
Youth Group, and various other volunteer opportunities both inside and outside of the church building. Because of this early and frequent exposure to the needs of others, and her parents’ careful input into what it means to love others well, Ashley developed a deep passion to come alongside other people of various ages and backgrounds, and simply serve and minister to them in light of the Gospel.
After graduating high school in 2007, Ashley enrolled in Boise State University’s music program to pursue a general music degree. While there, she recognized her deep desire to focus her gifts and talents in more of a ministry-type direction. After finishing her Associate of Arts in Music in 2010, Ashley took some time off to complete both an internship with her Worship Director and one with her Youth Pastor, where she solidified her passion to use her life to disciple others toward Christ. This led to her decision to move to Spokane and begin attending Moody Bible Institute in August of 2013, where she graduated from in May of 2016 with a B.S. in Biblical Studies.
Ashley began attending the college group at Fourth Memorial Church during the summer of 2015, and officially chose to make FMC her church home in January of 2016. Upon completion of her studies at Moody, Ashley began a year-long internship serving as Intern to the Executive Pastor at Fourth, where she was privileged to begin developing closer relationships with the staff and learn more about the inner workings of church ministry. During this internship, Ashley was heavily involved in the college ministry, led an in-home women’s Bible study, and continued to serve on the church worship team. As someone who loves the Lord and loves his people, Ashley is looking forward to continuing to serve the body of Christ throughout her life, and minister to people of all ages and walks of life.
Scott Liddell grew up in the Pacific Northwest, raised by parents who valued Bible-based preaching. Although he attended church his entire life, Scott made a personal decision to trust Christ after his senior year of high school.
Scott has a double major in Business Administration and Human Resource Management from Washington State University. While in college, he was discipled for three years by a college pastor. This mentorship gave Scott a passion for college ministry, foreign students, and global missions. While on a short-term outreach in China, Scott committed his life to full-time ministry.
Following graduation, Scott became a bi-vocational minister at Crossover Church when it was just a two-year-old church plant in north Spokane. During his 15-year tenure, Scott’s primary areas of oversight included missions and college & single ministries. Scott joined the team at Fourth, August 2013, as the college pastor. Two years later, while still overseeing a dynamic college ministry, Scott’s job has expanded to that of executive pastor. Currently, he is pursuing a master’s degree in biblical studies from Western Seminary.
Scott married his wife, Wendy, after meeting at Crossover Church (1999).
Wendy has taught middle school in Deer Park, but is currently the Associate
Dean at Moody Bible Institute – Spokane. Scott and Wendy enjoy traveling,
reading, camping, and other outdoor activities.
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