Essential Church is a new church in Bellevue, Washington with a vision to MAGNIFY CHRIST AND MULTIPLY HIS KINGDOM in the Pacific Northwest through: 
  • Christ-centered, Biblical worship, community, and service.
  • Living and sharing the Gospel in authentic and relevant ways.
We are a group of followers of Christ who strive to embody these values:
  • Passionate for Jesus– Everything we do will overflow out of a loving, intimate relationship with Jesus Christ.
  • Authentic Relationships– Essential is a place for imperfect people to be transformed into the likeness of Christ through open and honest relationships.
  • Compassion for People– We seek to care about what God cares about, including people.
  • Exciting– Following Christ is not boring, so why should church be?
  • Simple– We value a simple process of developing disciples over complicated programs.
  • Reproducible– Part of being a disciple means discipling others. We desire to make the process of multiplying disciples, leaders, and churches as reproducible as possible.
How we live out our vision and values at Essential:
Essential Ministries Chart



Essential Church is committed to church planting as a part of our vision to “Magnify Christ, Multiply His Kingdom.”

Essential Church is committed to church-planting in Seattle. We have partnered with Seattle Church Planting, the Pillar Network, and the North American Mission Board to create a larger impact in the Northwest for the sake of the Gospel.  Essential Church is currently in the process of working with other churches and ministries throughout the Northwest to plant an English-speaking church in Issaquah and another English-speaking church in downtown Seattle.  We are also helping to plant a Chinese-speaking church in Bellevue.  We are prayerfully seeking a potential church planter to help us with a church plant among the Mixtec people in Othello, WA.  Our prayer is that the Lord would use us to plant 5 or more churches over the next 10 years.