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.

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, Monster Mash 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. We hope you will join us this Summer for 
LOVE Bellevue 
month!  We will have block parties, a Sports Camp, Camp RAWK and other service and community events!  See the flier below for more info!
Are you interested in serving as a 
LOVE Bellevue is the local service emphasis of Essential Church.  It is our desire to LOVE our city in real and practical ways! 
CAMP RAWK is Full at this time.
Please email- if you would like to be added to a waiting list.  I
Are you interested in serving as a VOLUNTEER this summer? Click Here
Join us for our FREE Community Block Party: July 21st from 6-8pm at Jubilee REACH
Free Community Block Party! Face Painting, Inflatables, Hot Dogs, Games, and more!
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



Jul 6, 2017
Sermon 07-02-17
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    Jul 6, 2017
    Sermon 07-02-17
  • Jun 18, 2017Biblical Community
    Jun 18, 2017
    Biblical Community
    Biblical Community
  • Jun 11, 2017The Lost Arts: Giving
    Jun 11, 2017
    The Lost Arts: Giving
    The Lost Arts: Giving
  • Jun 4, 2017The Lost Arts: Solitude and Silence
    Jun 4, 2017
    The Lost Arts: Solitude and Silence
    The Lost Arts: Solitude and Silence
  • May 28, 2017Lost Arts Fasting
    May 28, 2017
    Lost Arts Fasting
    Lost Arts Fasting
  • May 22, 2017The Lost Arts Week 5
    May 22, 2017
    The Lost Arts Week 5
    The Lost Arts Week 5
  • May 14, 2017The Lost Arts Week 4
    May 14, 2017
    The Lost Arts Week 4
    The Lost Arts Week 4
  • May 8, 2017The Lost Arts
    May 8, 2017
    The Lost Arts
    The Lost Arts (Week 3)
  • Apr 30, 2017The Lost Arts
    Apr 30, 2017
    The Lost Arts
    The Lost Arts (Week 2)
  • Apr 24, 2017The Lost Arts (Week 1)
    Apr 24, 2017
    The Lost Arts (Week 1)
    The Lost Arts (Week 1)


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