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Our Team


OUR TEAM

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Our Team


OUR TEAM

Steve & Rowena Parrish - Senior Pastor, Elder

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Steve and Rowena began following Jesus in their later teenage years on opposite sides of the country and met while attending Bible College at Faith School of Theology in Charleston Maine. After graduating in 1988, they were married and began serving the church on the east and west coasts while raising their three childen.

Taking his first pastorate in 2002, Steve became immersed in the world of church planting, development, replanting, multi-site campuses and property acquisition and development. He is the founding pastor and ordained with Elevate Church. He is affilliated with Minister's Fellowship International. Rowena is Director of Children's Ministries at Elevate Church.

Steve and Rowena enjoy their time together, time spent with their young-adult children and a laundry list of other things including exercise, all things Apple, road cycling, and mountain biking. 


Page & Heather Ackler - Administrative Pastor

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Page and Heather were both raised in Longview Washington but didn't connect until later in life while living in different states.  Married in 2007, Page and Heather now enjoy spending time with their daughter Micaiah, auto racing, and anything related to the beach.

After graduating from Western Washington University with a degree in business administration, Page spent six years in the corporate environment of a local restaurant chain before making the move to full time ministry.  He has a passion for the local church as well as building systems and structures that support effective ministry. He is a licensed minister with Elevate Church and affilliated with Minister's Fellowship International. He has oversight of church administration, mobility and various other departments within the the Elevate family.


Jason and Cathy met in 1993 while Jason was serving in an inner-city church in L.A. and Cathy was working as a registrar for an L.A.-based YWAM campus, having recently returned from a missions trip overseas. A year later, they were married in Vancouver, Washington, where Cathy was raised.

They have served in ministry as Associate Pastors for a Portland Metro A.G. Church before moving to attend The River Bible Institute in Florida. Jason was given the opportunity to work full time for the overseeing ministry, gaining experience in the operation of a world-wide ministry organization. They returned to the northwest in 1992 and now serve as Connectivity Directors and Directors of Marriage Ministry within the Elevate family. 

Cathy enjoys reading, learning French and interior design. Jason enjoys photography, writing and cooking. They both love travelling and entertaining and are both currently working on earning advanced degrees in Pastoral Ministries and Theology.


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Saxon was born and raised in Kelso, WA while Shannon grew up on the other side of the country in NC. They met in 1996 while attending Lee University in TN.  They married in 1998 and began serving in ministry a few months later. After spending 10 years in ministry on the East coast, Saxon and Shannon relocated back to the Cowlitz County area.

Saxon is a a self-employed contractor. Shannon enjoys her role as stay-at-home mom to their four children, London, Moriah, Dawson, and Elliana. 

In 2010 Saxon and Shannon brought home their youngest daughter, Elliana, from Ethiopia. This experience ignited a passion for adoption and orphan care. They also have a deep desire to see individuals and families radically changed by Jesus. They are planning to plant and pastor a church in the near future.

Besides serving as Elder, Saxon & Shannon lead a Connect Group and serve as Directors of Student Ministries within the Elevate family.


Tim & Terri Voltz - Elder In Training


Jarrod & Jennifer Gillihan - Elder In Training

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We Believe


WE BELIEVE

We Believe


WE BELIEVE

We believe in the plenary, verbal inspiration of the accepted canon of the Scriptures as originally given (II Timothy 3:16; I Corinthians 2:13).

We believe in the Eternal Godhead who has revealed Himself as ONE God existing in THREE persons; Father, Son and Holy Spirit; distinguishable but indivisible (Matthew 28:19; II Corinthians 13:14).

We believe in the creation, test and fall of man as recorded in Genesis; man’s total spiritual depravity and inability to attain to divine righteousness (Romans 5:12, 18).

We believe in the Lord Jesus Christ, the Savior of men, conceived of the Holy Spirit, born of the virgin Mary, very God and very man (Luke 1:26-35; John 1:18; Isaiah 7:14; 9:6).

We believe Christ died for our sins, was buried and rose again the third day, and personally appeared to His disciples (I Corinthians 15:1-4; Romans 4:25).

We believe in the bodily ascension of Jesus to heaven, His exaltation and personal, literal and bodily coming again the second time for the Church (John 14:2-3; I Thessalonians 4:13-18).

We believe in the salvation of sinners by grace, through repentance and faith in the perfect and sufficient work of the cross of Calvary by which we obtain remission of sins (Ephesians 2:8-9; Hebrews 9:12; Romans 5:11).

We believe in the necessity of water baptism by immersion in the name of the Eternal Godhead in order to fulfill the command of Christ (Matthew 28:19; Acts 2:36-39; 19:1-6).

We believe in the baptism of the Holy Spirit as an experience subsequent to salvation and a distinct aspect of the Christian foundational experience (Acts 2:1-4; 8:14-17; 19:6)

We believe in the operation of the gifts of the Spirit as enumerated in I Corinthians 12-14, manifested in the Early Church.

We believe in the Spirit-filled life, a life of separation from the world and perfecting of holiness in the fear of God as an expression of Christian faith (Ephesians 5:18; II Corinthians 6:14; 7:1).

We believe in the healing of the body by divine power, or divine healing in its varied aspects as practiced in the Early Church (Acts 4:30; Romans 8:11; I Corinthians 12:9; James 5:14).

We believe in the Table of the Lord, commonly called Communion or the Lord's Supper, for believers (I Corinthians 11:23-32).

We believe in eternal life for believers (John 5:24; 3:16) and eternal punishment for unbelievers (Mark 9:43-48; II Thessalonians 1:9; Revelation 20:10-15).

We believe in the reality and personality of Satan and eternal judgment of Satan and his angels (Matthew 25:41; Revelation 20:10-15).

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    Our Property


    OUR PROPERTY

    Our Property


    OUR PROPERTY

    In 2015, Elevate Church purchased 14 acres of property on Delfel Rd just north of the Clark County Fairgrounds on Interstate 5. We look forward to the many things He will do in the lives of people who step on to the property.

    This property is currently going through the phases of development. We look to break ground in 2017. Until then, Elevate Church continues to utilize Chinook Elementary (1900 Bliss Rd, Salmon Creek) for weekend gatherings and The LOFT (1313 NE 134th St, Suite 230, Salmon Creek) for office and mid-week gatherings.

    Our Current Campaign: Phase 2 - this phase includes a lot reconfiguration and house relocation at a cost of $125,000, followed by the sale of unessential property which will result in resources for our Building Fund. We expect to complete this phase in Spring 2017. 

    If you would like to contribute to Elevate's Building Fund, click here.