Pastor Thure Martinsen

This is real love - not that we loved God, but that he loved us and sent his son as a sacrifice to take away our sins. 1 John 4:10

Pastor Thure Martinsen, known to most in our congregations as Pastor T, has served as our pastor since November, 2011. He and his wife, Pat, came to us from Orlando, Florida where most recently he served on the administrative team of Forest Lake Academy, a Christian boarding high school.

Pastor T, who also pastors the Fremont SDA Church, was ordained to Gospel Ministry in 1997 while serving as Chaplain for Auburn Adventist Academy and the Associate Pastor for the Auburn Academy Church located in Auburn, Washington. Most of his career has been spent working with high school students at various Christian, boarding high schools throughout the country. He has served at various times as an administrator, a chaplain, and a teacher.

Pat & Thure's son, Jonathan, lives in Tacoma, Washington where he and his wife Corrine work as ER Nurses. Their daughter, Kristina lives in Hood River, Oregon where she is an Account Manager for a company that sells all types of bottles.

“My mission, is to help people understand that God loves them. God has a plan for each of our lives that will bring joy and fulfillment now while preparing us to spend an eternity with Him.” ~ Pastor T


From the blog

Taking God’s Place

By Thure Martinsen | February 25, 2021

When we talk about idols our thoughts usually turn to ancient times or primitive cultures where they make an image of something from wood, stone, or some kind of metal – and then worship it as a representation of some god. It’s not generally something we associate with modern cultures. In 1 John 5:21, most…


By Thure Martinsen | February 25, 2021

Stanley, through his prayers, helped people all over the world – especially one prisoner named Juan!

SALT: It is Written School of Evangelism

By Thure Martinsen | February 24, 2021

The It Is Written School of Evangelism (SALT) is offering a one-time, free, 10-week discipleship program for laity and leaders of the church.