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

Imitate God!

By Thure Martinsen | January 6, 2022

We find these verses in Ephesians 5: Imitate God, therefore, in everything you do, because you are his dear children. Live a life filled with love, following the example of Christ. He loved us and offered himself as a sacrifice for us, a pleasing aroma to God. (Ephesians 5:1-2, NLT) As God’s dear children we are told…

Have a Blessed New Year!

By Thure Martinsen | December 30, 2021

I think it is a wonderful thing that God has given us several natural ending and starting points. Each new day gives us an opportunity to have a fresh beginning. Often times after a good night’s rest the things that seemed so daunting, so difficult give way to fresh thoughts and ideas. Solutions that eluded…

Merry Christmas! Enjoy the Real Gift!

By Thure Martinsen | December 23, 2021

It’s hard to believe, Christmas is actually here again! Merry Christmas to you. I hope and pray your Christmas will be all you hoped for and more! Christmas actually represents the greatest gift we could ever be given! When God gave His Son to this earth, there was no more He could give. With His…