The activities of the Capital Region Ministries Network are overseen by a team of “Servant Leaders." According to Wikapedia, “Servant Leadership emphasizes collaboration, trust, empathy, and the ethical use of power. At heart, the individual is a servant first, making the conscious decision to lead in order to better serve others, not to increase their own power”. Jesus simply said, "You know that those who are regarded as rulers of the Gentiles lord it over them, and their high officials exercise authority over them. Not so with you. Instead, whoever wants to become great among you must be your servant, and whoever wants to be first must be slave of all. For even the Son of Man did not come to be served, but to serve, and to give his life as a ransom for many." (Mark 10:42-45) That expresses the heart of our team. We have all given years of pastoral ministry to this community, we are passionate about seeing the body of Christ come together, and we facilitate those goals by serving our ministry community.
EARL BRADLEY, along with his wife LeAnn, is the founding and former lead pastor of Christian Life Church in Lacey, WA. They have five children, all of whom are married and involved with their spouses in leadership ministry in local churches. God has blessed them with 16 grandchildren and one great-grandchild. In January of 2006 the Bradleys passed the lead pastoral baton to their second son Steve and his wife Jayne. With involvement in pastoral leadership since 1958, Earl and LeAnn have a real passion to see God’s church fully united, equipped and anointed to fulfill His purpose in our Capital Region and beyond. Having developed a real “father’s heart” over the years, Earl finds great fulfillment in being “coach” and encourager to other pastors and leaders. He currently serves as the chairman and coordinator for Capital Region Ministries Network, formerly Thurston County Pastors Fellowship. Additionally, he serves as an honorary member of the Ministers Fellowship International Apostolic Leadership Team as well as in other local ministry organizations. Earl is a frequent speaker at churches and conferences in the U.S. and overseas.
STEVE BRADLEY and his wife Jayne have been the pastors of City Life Church since being handed the baton from Steve’s parents in January of 2006. Steve and his wife spent many years working with children and pastoring youth, as well as overseeing small group ministries. After nearly twenty-three years working in the marketplace, God made it very clear to Steve that he was to lighten the load for his dad, which eventually led to the passing of the baton. They have been blessed with four great children: three daughters and one son; all are involved in ministry. The newest addition to their family is grandson, Cyrus. Some of Steve’s happier moments, outside of being a pastor, are when he is spending time with his family, and occasionally playing golf. The areas of ministry that Steve really enjoys are in pouring into the development of current leaders, developing young leaders, and inspiring people to share their faith. Steve and Jayne also have a real heart and passion for foreign missions. Steve is looking forward to working with local pastors and leaders to see transformation come to the Capital Region.
As a Festival Director for Evangelist Luis Palau, RANDY BURTIS travels all over the world, most recently in Jamaica and Scotland, mobilizing and organizing churches for area-wide outreach efforts. Before joining the Luis Palau team he pastored in the Olympia area for more than 13 years. Randy is an ordained minister with the Assemblies of God. His goal to bring together churches and pastors in unity for the cause of Christ led him to originate Thurston County Pastors Fellowship (now CRMN). Under his leadership TCPF sponsored community-wide worship gatherings, seminars, and outreach events. He also established the monthly prayer luncheon. Randy continues to be a vital part of the Servant Leader Team. He and his wife Artie have two daughters, and one granddaughter, Ellison Grace. (A quote from Randy: "The doctor officially states that she is the most beautiful grandchild ever!")
GREG FORD: After twenty-five years of dedicated pastoral service and care in both military and civilian settings, including 20 years of military service worldwide as a U.S. Army Chaplain and Chaplain’s Assistant, and four years as Associate Pastor of a Portland-area Church of God, Greg Ford retired from military service in January, 2002. In March, 2004 he became pastor of DuPont Villages Community Church in DuPont, WA. Their vision is "Winning People to Christ and Setting People Free in Christ." Their present goal is to launch a Family Life Center that will be an arm of ministry to soldiers and families in the Fort Lewis/DuPont area. Greg's education includes Bachelor of Arts in Religion from Warner Pacific College, Master of Arts - Divinity, from Western Evangelical Seminary and Masters of Science in Family Life Education/Consultation, from Kansas State University. He and Denise have been married for 29 years. They have two grown children, a son Jeremiah, currently a youth pastor, and a daughter Cara, who is preparing for full-time ministry. Pastor Greg and his church are an active force in connecting with other pastors and leaders to bring Christ to the Capital Region.
MATTHEW KLAUS is the lead pastor Olympia-Lacey Church of God. (Bio coming)
BRUCE SANDERS' life focus has been on growing healthy and enduring relationships. Bruce and Lydia, high school sweethearts, married in 1977 and have 3 adult children (Bethany, Bryce, and Jennifer). He graduated with a B.A. from Puget Sound Christian College in 1980 and from Fuller Seminary with an M.Div. in 1989. He has been involved in Christian ministry for over 30 years: 13 years at South Lakeshore Christian Church in Tacoma, WA, before coming to Olympia. God used Bruce and Lydia to establish Capital Vision Christian Church in 1991, recently moving into a more permanent facility. Communicating the joy-filled message of Jesus is the passion behind all Bruce does. He has been involved in the area-wide prayer and ministry leadership for many years and has a passionate desire to see the church of the Capital Region function together in unity.