W e l c o m e H o m e .
A Grace-Filled Church that is Faithful to the Bible
We move book-by-book through the Holy Bible and just let God say what He said. Then, we apply our lives to it together in groups, inviting others into the grace we've found right here near Seattle!
Welcome, skeptics. Welcome, believers. We take what is called the "expository" approach and Pastor Jesse Campbell shows in both our sermons and aligned group curriculum how every passage points to Jesus. Bring your skepticism and hard questions. Bring your bad experiences with churches in the past. Share them all with a group and watch God exchange them for grace and redemption at The Redemption Church.
L e a d e r s h i p :
Dr. Jesse Campbell was ordained and licensed by Heritage Baptist Church in 2008. Jesse is the author of I'm A Christian - Now What?, 365 Devos for Guys: Man Up to Your Faith, and What it Means to Be A Christian for the B&H Publishing Group. Formerly, Jesse was the Brand Manager and a contributing writer for LifeWay's Explore the Bible and Lead Pastor of Highlands Community Church with campuses in Renton and Kent, Washington. Jesse's articles have appeared in Facts & Trends, Outreach, Boundless, LifeWay.com, and more.
Jesse earned his doctorate from The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, his Master of Divinity from New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary, and his bachelor's degree in Percussion Performance from the Florida State University. He teaches the Bible in a mostly expository approach that is infused with humorous personal stories, accessible intellectual demand, and deeply engaging challenge. He has taught at special events in several countries including The Moody Pastors Conference and the Northwest Ministry Conference.
Mike Smith volunteers as The Redemption Church's Pastor of Groups and Global Missions. He currently serves as the President and Executive Director of Partners Global Network. Prior to taking his current position with Partners Global Network, Mike was the executive director of Missio International Romania. Mike served for 24 years as Pastor of Missions, and Adult Team Leader, for Highlands Community Church in Renton, WA.
In the 10-year period from 1978 to 1988, he administered the International Training Curriculum for Campus Crusade for Christ, as city director in San Bernardino, CA, and Seattle, WA. He has travelled extensively over the past 35-plus years, living and/or conducting ministry in 24 countries. Mike attended Willamette University, Salem, Oregon, and the International Christian University, School of Theology, San Bernardino, CA. Mike was ordained as a Minister of the Gospel in 1998. He and wife Barbara have two daughters, and one granddaughter. When not traveling or speaking, Mike enjoys cycling.
Stephanie Byrd serves on staff as our Executive Assistant. In addition to helping lead worship instrumentally, Stephanie manages everything pertaining to our amazing Worship Ministry logistically. She is a vital help to our church, overseeing our large volunteer base who makes all of our ministries possible. When you volunteer to help in Student Ministry, Worship Ministry, Wildflower Women's Ministry, Prayer Ministry, or many of our other ministries, Stephanie will connect you with your next steps.
Jessi Campbell volunteers as our Kids Ministry Director. She leads our Elementary and Preschool Ministry teams and helps with our Redemption Kids Jam music ministry. With degrees in Elementary Education and Psychology, Jessi has been serving in Kids Ministry and Nursery care for over twenty years; having published Bible study curricula for LifeWay Christian resources.
Mark Parrot is a world-class Director of Videography, having published works for National Geographic, ABC, and UFC. He works directly with Pastor Jesse to plan, record, and produce the HUNDREDS of videos our team provides you each year from daily devotions to sermon videos to supplementary teaching videos.
Naomi Sweeney is on staff as our incredibly gifted Worship Vocalist. She leads and provides exquisite harmonies alongside our Worship Ministry volunteer team.
Alex Midrigan volunteers as our Director of Sound. Alex has vast experience in worship leadership and choir direction. He leads an amazing team of volunteers to make worship possible on Sunday mornings.