Meet Our Team
Pastor Wayne Kent
Wayne has been the lead pastor of First Christian Church since January 1994. He has seen the church evolve from a small congregation with big dreams to a thriving ministry with a passion to share the Gospel in our community and around the world. He also is the host of DirectLine on WSOY 1340AM which is on the air every Wednesday from 5-7pm.
Born in Katoomba, Australia, Wayne moved to Vancouver, BC with his family at a young age. He and his wife, Leslie, met while attending Oral Roberts University where he got a degree in business administration. Wayne also has his Master of Divinity from Phillips Graduate Seminary in Tulsa and obtained his Doctor of Ministry from Gordon Conwell Theological Seminary in Boston. He and Leslie have two children, Jacqueline (Eric) and Ben (Courtney), and three grandchildren.
Administration & Support
FRONT ROW: Tabitha Bilyeu, Pastor Wayne Kent, Nolan Gillette
BACK ROW: Caroll Ringelestein, Russ Reimer, David Tewell, Jared Collier, John Guymon
NOT PICTURED: Bradley Grant, Rick McKibben, & Cindie Zelhart
Pete Pistorius / CHAIR
Tom Pistorius / VICE CHAIR
Dave Tewell / ELDER CHAIR
Russ Reimer / SECRETARY