Lead Pastor-

Dr. Benjamin Norris

Childrens' Pastor-Lisa Norris

Pastor Ben grew up in a military family, graduating from the University of Washington in Business Administration & Accounting. He went on to graduate from the Nazarene Theological Seminary in Kansas City with a Masters of Divinity. He has started an inner-city ministry in K.C., served as a Senior Pastor in California and has been here in Oak Harbor since 1992. Married to Lisa for twenty-eight years, they are being razed by "Archie" the black lab. "PB" earned his Doctor of Divinity at NTS.

He enjoys all that the northwest and island life have to offer, including backpacking and salmon fishing. PB is currently restoring a 1957 (a good year in his mind!) Chevy pickup and rides a Valkerie street bike, joining the church motorcycle gang. Dr. Ben has read more than 3,000 books and loves epic movies, blackberry pies, the Orioles, Packers, Mariners and Seahawks. But most of all, "Go Huskies!"-which really just proves Christ is the only answer!

"My one wish is to introduce every person I ever meet to the greatest Person they could ever meet."

Matthew 9:36-37

Pastor of Connection and Counseling-

Dr. Ivan Lathrop

An ordained minister in the Church of the Nazarene and a registered counselor, Pastor Ivan got his start at Seattle Pacific University and graduated from Northwest Nazarene University. They were only colleges back then, but who's counting?? He went on to Nazarene Theological Seminary, earning both Masters and Doctor of Ministries degrees.

In 60 years of marriage, Ivan and Virginia have had a very interesting ministry as a Senior Pastor in the States, as well as 10 years in Lebanon, 5 in Jordan, and 6 in Japan teaching in the College. They are proud parents of 4 children and 10 grandchildren. Pastor Ivan loves the Bible, the Mariners, Seahawks, Huskies, and marriage and family counseling.

Administration Pastor-

Kit McCartney

Pastor Kit has been a member of this church for 30+ years. She is wife to Pat, mother to 3 grown children, 4 cats, 1 dog, and now her mother from West Virginia. Pastor Kit is a certificated minister in the Church of the Nazarene and very well respected. Pastor Kit is a graduate of Glenville State College, and is also an instructor with the Developmental Education department at Skagit Valley College. She loves RV camping, reading the "Chronicles of Narnia" and watching "Joan of Arcadia" reruns.