Duane and Gretchen Pippitt are life long Oregonians and have been faithfully ministering the Gospel of Jesus Christ for nearly three decades. They live in Redmond Oregon where they lead a community of believers in following Jesus wholeheartedly. They've been married nearly 40 years, and have two grown children with families in the area.
Duane currently is serving in his third term as a Network Presbyter of the Oregon Ministry Network of the Assemblies of God helping oversee the nearly 200 churches throughout our state.
God has given Duane and Gretchen the powerful and practical mandate to see the city of Redmond touched with the faith, hope and unconditional love of Jesus Christ. They have seen countless lives transformed by the love of Jesus and the uncompromising message of His Cross.
Jeremy and Erin Hocker are long time Oregonians who are passionate about seeing generations become lifelong followers of Jesus. Jeremy is a dynamic speaker communicating the lifesaving message of Christ in a relevant and powerful way. Jeremy helps with preaching, teaching, and overseeing various ministries. He and his wife, Erin, have been married since 2001. They have two amazing children – Ethan and Emmrie. Jeremy served as the Youth Pastor for over thirteen years here at Redmond Assembly. Jeremy has recently transitioned into our Associate Pastor roll and has a desire to focus on discipleship / leadership training. Jeremy is devoted to studying God’s Word, living in obedience to it, and strives to lead others to find their passion to do the same.
Bryan joined our team in October of 2016. He and his wife of ten years have been in ministry since 2004. They are passionate about seeing the youth of today encounter Jesus Christ.
Bryan and Jamie have two young children; their son Beniah who was born in 2014, and thier daughter Presley who was born in 2016. They love to travel to the beach as a family, enjoy the outdoors, and watch movies together. Bryan and Jamie are avid coffee drinkers and welcome anyone to sit and chat with them about life.
1. The Bible - God wrote the book
We believe the Bible to be the inspired and only infallible, authoritative Word of God. (2 Timothy 3:16)
2. God - Yep, there's only One
We believe in one God, existing in three Persons: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. Although each member of the Trinity serves different functions, they each possess equal power and authority. (Genesis 1:1, 26)
3. Jesus Christ - God became man
Jesus Christ is completely human but, at the same time, completely God. He is the only plan for bringing people who are far from God back into a right relationship with God. He lived a perfect life, so that He could be a substitution for us in satisfying God's demands for perfection. (John 1:1, 14)
4. Man - willingly sinned and rejected God's perfect plan
We believe that man was created in the image of God, that he willingly sinned and thereby incurred not only physical death, but also spiritual death, which is separation from God. (Genesis 1:26-27, Romans 3:23)
5. Salvation - God's only way
We believe that the Lord Jesus Christ died for our sins (because mankind originally fell, Gen. 2:17, 3: 6) and that He rose victorious from the grave; all those who accept His gift of salvation by faith alone will be saved. (John 3:16)
6. Example - We follow Jesus'
We practice two ordinances - (1) Water Baptism by Immersion after repenting of our sins and receiving Christ's gift of salvation, and (2) Holy Communion (the Lord's Supper) as a symbolic remembrance of Christ's suffering and death for our salvation.
7. Holy Spirit - God is always present
We believe that the Holy Spirit was sent into the world by the Father and the Son to apply to mankind the saving work of Christ. (John 14:16-17) We also believe in the Baptism of the Holy Spirit with the initial evidence of speaking in tongues (unlearned languages) as God enables (Acts 2:4) where we receive His power to become witnesses of Jesus.
8. A Journey - Not just a destination
Sanctification Initially Occurs at Salvation and is not only a declaration that a believer is holy, but also a progressive life-long process of separating from evil as believers continually draw closer to God and become more Christlike.
9. The Church - God's design for community
We believe that there is one family of God, comprised of all those who acknowledge Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior (regardless of religious denomination). We believe that the purpose of the church is to seek and save all
who are lost in sin as well as work together to meet the needs of others with love and compassion.
10. Divine Healing - Jesus is the same forever
Divine Healing of the Sick is a Privilege for Christians Today and is provided for in Christ's atonement (His sacrificial death on the cross for our sins).
11. Jesus' Return - God is coming back
We believe in the personal and imminent return of our Lord Jesus Christ. (1 Thessalonians 4:13-18) The Millennial Reign of Christ when Jesus returns with His saints at His second coming and begins His benevolent rule over earth for 1,000 years. This millennial reign will bring the salvation of national Israel and
the establishment of universal peace.
12. Eternity - Somewhere forever
Man was created to exist forever. He will exist either eternally separated from God by sin, or in union with God through forgiveness and salvation. Heaven and Hell are places of eternal existence. (John 5:28-29) A Final Judgment will take place and Christ will establish a New Heaven and a New Earth where those who
have accepted Him will dwell forever.