Phil Beatty - Lead Pastor

I am originally from Colorado Springs, Colorado. I grew up in a Christian home and accepted Christ into my life at young age. As a teenager I began to wrestle with questions of identity and purpose wondering how Jesus Christ was going to impact my future. I decided to go to a Christian college and follow a path of full time service in Christian ministry. In college I met and married a strong Christian woman who has encouraged my faith in profound ways. I am constantly growing and learning through trial and error about what it means to be on this adventure. I am learning to hear God's voice more and more every day. I want to love Him more and love others better.

My call to ministry came while I was on a short-term mission experience with a Covenant youth group I was attending in high school. I was excited that I could help meet the physical and spiritual needs of others. My faith in God deepened as I experienced more of His presence. I knew I wanted to live a life that counted for eternity and responded to God's call by studying Youth Ministry at Colorado Christian University and serving Him in the context of the local church. I’ve had the benefit of being involved in several different denominations throughout my life and have been mentored along the way by a diverse group of men and women. I have worked as Youth Pastor and Worship Director in churches in Lakewood, CO, San Diego, CA, and Coshocton, OH. I have also served as Pastor of Student Ministries at churches in Auburn, WA and Manchester, CT. For the last 12 years I’ve been ministering in the Evangelical Covenant Church and have found my denominational home.

I am passionate about communicating God's word in a fresh and engaging manner. I long to see people transformed by the power of the Holy Spirit. I love my wife of 24 years and my four children. I love music, reading and watching movies. I am also passionate about global and local missions where the love of God is shared in word and in deed. I love visiting other cultures and countries. Above all, I desire is to share God’s love with everyone, that we all might know and rely on the love God has for us in Jesus Christ our Lord.

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