Our Vision

Impact every city, neighborhood & person in the South Puget Sound with the Gospel.


Our Mission

Go make disciples.


Our Values












What We Believe


The gospel is the good news of Jesus Christ and that his kingdom has come to earth. The message of the gospel declares that Jesus, who is God, came in fulfillment of the scriptures to be the King and Savior of the world.

Jesus lived a sinless life, died a substitutionary death on the cross for our sins, and rose from the grave on the third day, revealing the power of God and conquering Satan, sin, and death. It is through Jesus’ life, death, and resurrection that we are forgiven of our sins, given salvation, reconciled to God, and rewarded with eternal life.


We believe all people have value, dignity, significance, and purpose. We want to help you discover the person God has called and created you to be in Christ Jesus.
We don’t expect you to be perfect because we are not perfect. So, no matter who you are, who you were, or where you've been, we invite you to take the next step and join us for one of our gatherings.


The church is not a building or an event; it’s a people who are loving, learning, and growing together in grace and truth. As a family, we gather in two different settings: big and small.
Our larger gatherings happen on Sundays, while our small gatherings, called Discipleship Groups, happen throughout the week at various times and locations around the South Sound.



Our Leaders


Bubba Jennings

Lead Pastor

Bubba serves our church family as our lead and preaching pastor, opening the Bible with us each week and preaching the Gospel. His heart is to see people meet Jesus and be built up to build the Kingdom of God.

Bubba, an Oklahoma native, moved out to the Puget Sound region in 2001 soon after marrying his wife, Shelly. They began serving in ministry in 2002.  They live in the west end of Tacoma with their two boys. Bubba has a BA in Religion, Masters of Missional Leadership from the Resurgence Training Center and a Masters in Leadership from Faith Seminary.


Joel Brown

Associate Pastor

Joel serves Resurrection Church as our associate pastor. Joel has a heart to see people worship and glorify God everyday. 

Born in Jerusalem to missionary parents, Joel is a northwest transplant by way of California. He moved to Seattle to pursue music professionally, but along the way became a Christian and after touring the club circuit, began to serve the church with his gifts. He and his wife Emily live in North Tacoma with their twin daughters and son.  


Daniel Bingham

Shepherding Pastor

Daniel serves our church family as a shepherding pastor, counseling members of our church family and teaching classes throughout the year. He serves our church family as a volunteer pastor, while working as a software engineer. Daniel has a heart to see people grow deeper in their faith through prayer and studying the Word. 

Daniel and his wife, Mary met on a church trip while going to College in Texas. They married in 2005 and moved to the Northwest in 2010. They have three young boys and live in the West Tacoma area.


Tim Chavira

Small Groups Pastor

Tim oversees our Discipleship Groups ministry. He is focused on training up and equipping leaders and the body to be disciples who make disciples. His heart is to see our church be a people that incarnate the love of Jesus to one another and others.

Tim grew up in the Northwest. He previously was in the visual communications industry for 18 years before serving our church full-time. He and his wife Amanda have been married for fourteen years. They have three young boys and live in South Tacoma.


Lewis Messex

Shepherding Pastor

Lewis serves as a teaching pastor for different equipping classes for Resurrection Church. Lewis is passionate about seeing people grow as disciples of Jesus both in community and in their knowledge of the Bible. Lewis generously serves our church family as a volunteer pastor while also working for Boeing. 

Lewis and his wife Geneva live in the Federal Way area. He and his wife have six children and three grandchildren. 


Jim VanVliet

Executive Pastor

Jim serves the church as our executive pastor. Jim is passionate about seeing young families and singles build foundations for legacy that honors God in their lives. 

Jim grew up in the Chicago area. After decades of working in marketing and owning his own businesses, he and his wife Kathy made a leap to the Northwest to be apart of the ministry of Resurrection Church. Jim and Kathy live in the North Tacoma area and have two adult sons.


Dmitriy Spatarel

Worship & Production

Dmitriy leads our band and production teams. He's passionate about communicating God's truth through the songs that we sing in our corporate gatherings. He hopes that through singing the truth about who God is and what He's done for us we would grow in our knowledge of and affection for Him. Dmitriy immigrated to the United States at the age of 4. His family of 10 moved to the state of Washington where he has remained as a resident. Music became an integral part of Dmitriy's conversion to the Christian faith later in his teenage years. 

Currently, Dmitriy resides in the city of Kent with his beautiful wife, Mary, and their three boys - Jonathan, Judah, and James.


Janelle Dutcher

R Kids

Janelle leads our Kid's Ministry, R Kids. She leads the teachers and volunteers that serve our families by teaching the kids of Resurrection Church all about Jesus and the Gospel. Janelle loves the kids and families at our church and has a heart to see them meet and grow closer to Jesus. 

Janelle and her husband Chad grew up in California and are high school sweethearts. They married in 2010 and moved to the northwest where Chad served in the military.


Nick Francis


Nick serves as our director of discipleship. His primary role has him focused on developing and coordinating a pathway that encourages growth to spiritual maturity and equipping for Christians to do the work of Jesus in the South Puget Sound. 


Cameron Cowles

Media & Communication

Cameron supports Sunday services and ministries with media, communication and creative projects. Born in Tacoma, Cameron grew up in the South Puget Sound, studying Communication at Pacific Lutheran University. He and his wife, Katie live in the Stadium District of Tacoma with their toddler son. 


Barry Gorsuch


Barry leads our Student ministry, investing in students that are in middle and senior high school. His hope is to see the next generation of Resurrection Church become disciples and join the life that God is calling them to. He grew up all around Washington state before moving to the Tacoma area.  Barry graduated from Cedarville University with a degree in Student Ministries and is pursuing a graduate degree. 

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Drew Dawson

Operations Director

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Jabin Cameron

Production Manager