Join us for our current sermon series:

The Lost Arts: Reclaiming the Spiritual Practices of a Disciple. Do you struggle to feel close to God? Has your faith grown cold or stale? Do you want to learn some fresh ways to grow in your faith? Join us Sunday at 10:45am at Essential Church!


Essential Church is a new church in Bellevue, WA committed to serving families and people in our community.  Essential meets at the Lake Hills Boys and Girls Club Teen Center on Sunday mornings at 10:45am.  
Our meeting address is 15228 Lake Hills Blvd, Bellevue, WA 98007.  
For more information, call Essential Church at 425-270-7022 or email

Our 2017 Theme: For Such A Time As This





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Lead Pastor
Phone: (425) 270-7022
Warren is a native of greater Seattle. His journey has taken him all over the United States, but it is his heart for the Pacific Northwest that has drawn him back to Bellevue. He and his wife Leah have been married for 19 years and have two beautiful children. Warren has a passion for young people, families, and those who feel like they are on the outside looking in, and he strives to share a message filled with hope and inspiration: that a life devoted to Jesus is essential to joy, meaning, and purpose. 
In addition to ministry, Warren has a passion for snowboarding, tennis, fantasy football, the UW Huskies, and the Seattle Seahawks. He was recently elected President of the Eastgate Expounders Toastmasters Club and is a regular blogger for ‘Innovate 4 Jesus’.
Warren is also a trained Marital and Pre-Marital counselor who uses the Prepare-Enrich Assessment and Counseling tools. Leah is a supportive wife and a devoted mother, as well as a voice/piano instructor and the founder of MusiKids. Leah’s love for children and music has positively impacted families all across the country.


College & Generation LINK Director
Brock has been on staff at Essential since 2014. He leads a growing college ministry and serves as the Seattle Area Director for theGeneration LINK internship program.

Brock has a master’s degree from Clemson University and recently married his lovely wife Savannah. He is also serving with Bridges International at Bellevue College.

Worship Leader
Robby has a great passion for Worship.  He loves to bring people into a deeper relationship with Jesus through the gateway of music.  In addition to leading worship at Essential Church, Robby is also the lead singer for Ascension Worship.  
Robby and his wife Mary are expecting their first child.  He works full time as a server on the Eastside.  
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International Ministries and Missions Director
Phoenix and her husband JiLong joined Essential in 2015 and came on staff in 2016 to oversee our growing ministry to internationals.  Phoenix will also be coordinating our international mission trips/relationships as well as our ministry experiences in Othello, WA.  She also serves with Bridges International at Bellevue College.
Zach VanWestrienen
Student Ministries Director & Pastoral Assistant
Zach leads our growing Student Ministry.  Zach brings creativity, excitement and excellence to our Student Ministry.  He also serves with our Worship team and feels called to Pastoral ministry.  Zach is a student at Northwest and working toward his Masters of Divinity.
Stephanie Parkins
Administrative Specialist
Stephanie oversees all administrative needs for Essential Church.  She is a devoted wife and mother, as well as an accomplished administrator in the public sector/higher education.  Stephanie recently served as the Seattle City Coordinator for the Priscilla Shirer Live conference.
Young Adult Director
Brendan leads a vibrant and growing young adult ministry at Essential and also serves on the worship team.  Brendan is a native of Bellevue and will be getting married in the Spring of 2016.  He also works as a Volunteer Coordinator for Jubilee REACH.
Brock Hay
Brock is serving as a Generation LINK intern at Essential Church.  His passion is Student ministry and is currently serving with the Student Ministry, Collegiate ministry and Worship ministry as a part of a one year training and equipping experience.  Brock’s desire is to enter into Student Ministry.
GIVING at Essential
We believe that growing in your faithfulness and generosity in Kingdom giving is an important way that every believer can “Magnify Christ and Multiply His Kingdom.”  At Essential Church, 16% of everything we receive goes directly toward Kingdom missions and ministry.   In addition, Essential has a radical approach to generosity called “Above and Beyond giving.”     Every year, we set a monthly “Above and Beyond giving” goal and any time we exceed that monthly goal, 100% of everything we receive goes directly to our Above & Beyond giving partnerships:
  • Jubilee REACH
  • Youth For Christ
  • Church Planting
  • LOVE Bellevue
You can feel confident in knowing that in giving to Essential, you are helping impact thousands of lives for the Kingdom all around the world!
There are a 3 Simple ways to Give to Essential right now:
1.  In Person:  On Sunday mornings via check or cash.
2.  By mail:  Please mail checks to our financial secretary’s office:
C/O Essential Church
14150 NE 20th St  F1-212
Bellevue, WA 98007

3.  Online:  Try our NEW online Giving! 

Give Online



Apr 2, 2017
One and Only Week 6
One and Only Week 6
  • Apr 2, 2017One and Only Week 6
    Apr 2, 2017
    One and Only Week 6
    One and Only Week 6
  • Mar 26, 2017One and Only Week 5 (Celebration Service)
    Mar 26, 2017
    One and Only Week 5 (Celebration Service)
    One and Only Week 5 (Celebration Service)
  • Mar 21, 2017One & Only Week 3- First Steps
    Mar 21, 2017
    One & Only Week 3- First Steps
    "One & Only Week 3- First Steps".
  • Mar 19, 2017One and Only Week 4
    Mar 19, 2017
    One and Only Week 4
    One and Only Week 4
  • Mar 12, 2017One and Only Week 3
    Mar 12, 2017
    One and Only Week 3
    One & Only Week 3
  • Mar 7, 2017One and Only Week 2
    Mar 7, 2017
    One and Only Week 2
    "One and Only Week 2:  First Place
  • Mar 4, 2017One and Only week 1 Brock Bass
    Mar 4, 2017
    One and Only week 1 Brock Bass
    "One and Only week 1 Brock Bass".
  • Feb 19, 2017SERVED BY THE GOSPEL
    Feb 19, 2017
    Pastor Warren preaches a message entitled- SERVED BY THE GOSPEL
  • Feb 19, 2017For Such a Time as This: Esther (week7)
    Feb 19, 2017
    For Such a Time as This: Esther (week7)
    For Such a Time as This: Esther (week7)
  • Feb 12, 2017For Such a Time as This: Esther (Week 6)
    Feb 12, 2017
    For Such a Time as This: Esther (Week 6)
    For Such a Time as This: Esther (Week 6)


Please join us for our 10:45am service!
15228 Lake Hills Blvd
Bellevue, WA 98006
Telephone: 1.425.270.7022