Essential Church is a new church in Bellevue with a vision to Magnify Christ and Multiply His Kingdom in all we do.  We are a church that believes in and teaches the Bible.  We serve our community in a variety of ways, including our LOVE Bellevue ministries.  We love all people & believe that Jesus can do great things in our lives, community, church & world when we live surrendered to Him & His Word.
Essential is a place for singles, couples and families of every race and color.  We care for one another and we want everyone to know the love of Jesus.  We are a church that is committed to church planting and disciple-making.  Although we are still a small, young church, we have planted a Chinese church in Bellevue and a new church work in Issaquah. 
If you are looking for a local church family that is striving to “be the church,” we invite you to visit us at Essential.
ESSENTIAL WORSHIP SERVICE:  Sundays @ 10:45am at “The Club” (15228 Lake Hills Blvd, Bellevue.)


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 20 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. Warren has twice served as the  President of the Eastgate Expounders Toastmasters Club and is the Seattle Area Director for Generation LINK. Warren also serves as a board member for the Pillar Network.  
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.


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.
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.  
phoenix li
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.
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.
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 and his wife Katie are a loving couple that bring joy and energy to the Essential team.  He also works as the Volunteer Coordinator for Jubilee REACH.
Zach Whitlow
Zach is serving as a Generation LINK intern at Essential Church.  Zach leads our Collegiate ministry as well as heads up our Set Up team.  Zach is also serving in the Children’s ministry and Student ministry as a part of a one year training and equipping experience.  

Love Bellevue


LOVE Bellevue is a ministry of Essential Church

We LOVE Bellevue! 
Throughout the year, we offer events and serve the community in a variety of ways, from Free Block Parties, Car Washes, our Sports Camps, Easter Egg Hunt, and more! We also serve food to the Teenagers at “the Club,” teachers and faculty at Lake Hills Elementary and do a lot of work with our community partners- Jubilee REACH, SAMBICA, and YFC. 
Are you interested in serving as a VOLUNTEER? Click Here
LOVE Bellevue is the local service emphasis of Essential Church. It is our desire to LOVE our city in real and practical ways! Love is… ESSENTIAL!
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



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