Scott Lerwick

Lead Pastor

Scott is a native Oregonian who grew up in Gresham. He attended Ozark Christian College in Joplin, MO where he earned his Bachelors in Biblical Literature. He then went on to Hope International University in Fullerton, CA, where he earned his Masters of Arts in Christian Leadership. 


He has been in full-time ministry for fifteen years, serving churches in Oregon, Idaho, and Oklahoma. His passions are preaching the Word of God, developing leaders and helping people know Jesus, grow in Jesus, and to go serve Jesus. Scott joined the team at Thurston Christian in October of 2017.


He is married to his beautiful wife, Joy, and together they have 4 amazing kids. They love spending time together hiking, backpacking and playing dominoes! 

Elliot Johnson

WORSHIP & Student Ministries Pastor

Elliot grew up in Portland Oregon where he developed a love for the outdoors, spending the winters snowboarding at Mt. Hood, and the summers camping on the Oregon Coast. He is a graduate of Boise Bible College where he received a Bachelors of Science in Worship Ministry. 


He has been in ministry since 2014, serving at churches in Idaho, Washington and Oregon. He loves to worship and help lead others in authentic, God-focused praise. He also loves to encourage and build people up to love Christ and chase ofter Him in all areas of life.


Him and his lovely wife Bre love to hike, play board games, and spend time with their two beautiful daughters.