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

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From the blog

… Until Heaven!

By Thure Martinsen | November 18, 2021

Jesus made this promise to His disciples just as they were beginning their last meal together before His arrest and death: “I have been very eager to eat this Passover meal with you before my suffering begins. For I tell you now that I won’t eat this meal again until its meaning is fulfilled in…

Where are You Focused?

By Thure Martinsen | November 11, 2021

One of the clearest statements on salvation is found in the second chapter of Ephesians: God saved you by his grace when you believed. And you can’t take credit for this; it is a gift from God. Salvation is not a reward for the good things we have done, so none of us can boast…

So You Will Know!

By Thure Martinsen | November 4, 2021

The last night Jesus was with His disciples prior to His arrest and crucifixion, after speaking about Judas’ betrayal, He said: “I tell you this beforehand, so that when it happens you will believe that I am the Messiah.” (John 13:19, NLT) Then, a little bit later that same evening, after speaking about coming back to them…