Lynnwood Lives God’s Mission

December 18, 2013 | Heidi Baumgartner

Lynnwood Church is a young, growing, vibrant church with a love for Jesus and a burden for service. Lynnwood is also the one of the newest churches in western Washington.

“This church is dedicated to sharing the everlasting gospel and preparing for our Savior’s soon return in a loving, caring church environment,” says Cody Francis, a founding leader.

The church began when several families desired to share the Three Angels’ Message of Revelation 14 with their neighbors. These families met weekly for prayer and Bible study. They held their first prophecy seminar in the fall of 2006 and discovered a love for evangelism.

The small group soon began renting a church facility and continued their strong evangelistic thrust. Each year the family-filled church hosts multiple seminars on Bible prophecy, health and discipleship to successfully grow their church. In 2013, members distributed 22,000 copies of The Great Controversy to two zip codes in their community.

“The Gospel Commission is followed when people actively live God’s mission in their lives and in their community,” says John Freedman, Washington Conference president.

Cody and Mandy Francis provided initial leadership for this congregation along with a dedicated team of church leaders and coaching from Wayne and Holly Gayton. As the church grows into its new future, they welcome pastoral couple Bob and Joyce Moore to the Shoreline-Lynnwood district. More than 65 people signed the charter on Nov. 16, 2013, to officially join the Lynnwood congregation.