ABOUT

RVCC STAFF

Rusty

Carlson

Lead Executive Pastor

Jeff

Jamba

Graham Campus Pastor

Joe

Phenisee

Parkland Campus Pastor

Trevor

Hanson

Worship Pastor

Erika

Anderson

Graham Student Ministry, 
Associate & Teaching Pastor

Jada

Farmer

Parkland Student 
Ministry Pastor

Cassandra Moreno

Graham Kids Ministries Pastor

Melinda

Rossi

Parkland Kids Ministries Pastor

Sandi

Piek

Communications Director

& Church Administrator

Krystal

Chiarolla

Digital Ministries Pastor

Amanda

Cady

Parkland Campus Administrator

Kathi

Dorow

Graham Campus Administrator

Scottie

Nix

Finance Administrator

Caireen

Gordon

Bookkeeper

Kenny

Redford

Building & Grounds

Maintenance Director

Nick

Price

Parkland Custodian

Katie

Kinney

Worship Leader

Jamin

Neff

Graham Custodian

RVCC ELDERS

Dan McReynolds

Scott

Mars

Mark

Cooksley

Chris

Brinkley

Chris

Fascilla

Steve

Holt

Andy

Anderson

WHAT WE BELIEVE

The following are the core beliefs of Rainier View Christian Church based on the foundational truths taught in the bible. All of our teaching and ministry is rooted in and flows out of these biblical doctrines.

GOD

We believe in one God who exists in three persons: the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit. They're all equally perfect and divine, and work together in complementary ways to redeem the world. We believe in God the Father, who, along with the Son and the Holy Spirit, created everything. He’s eternal, loving and unchanging. We believe in God the Son, who became a human, born to the Virgin Mary, and was named Jesus. He died on a cross for the forgiveness of our sin and came back to life, providing a way for us to be made right with God.  We believe in God the Holy Spirit, sent by the Father through the Son, to help us know what's right, empower and equip the Church, and help us do the work Jesus started on Earth. 

 HUMANITY

We believe each and every person is created in the image of God and for relationship with Him.  When Adam and Eve disobeyed God in the garden, they placed a divided in that relationship through sin. As a result, people are unable to achieve a right relationship with God through their own efforts. 

 THE BIBLE

We believe the entire Bible is the inspired Word of God provided to develop our faith and guide our everyday life. 

SALVATION

We believe that Jesus came to restore our relationship with God. He lived a perfect life and willingly died on the cross to pay the penalty for our sin, and that God raised Him from the dead defeating death. We believe we can't save ourselves; salvation is by God's grace alone and received through faith, repentance and acceptance of Jesus’ sacrifice. 

THE CHURCH

We believe that the church is the visible body of Christ, comprised of imperfect individuals who have placed their faith in the person and work of Jesus. The church exists to love God and demonstrate the love of God to others. 

COMMUNION

We believe in remembering Jesus’ death, burial, and resurrection by taking the bread and the cup of communion at our weekend services. We practice an open communion for all believers regardless of church background. 

CHRISTIAN LIFE

We believe all Christians should live for Christ and not for themselves. As we understand and apply the Word of God and yield to the Spirit of God, every believer should mature and become more like Jesus. We believe all believers should contribute to the work of God through their spiritual gifts and generosity. 

WATER BAPTISM

We believe that water baptism by immersion is an outward sign of an inward work and is commanded by God following the decision to follow Christ. Baptism is symbolic of Christ’s burial and resurrection and represents new life in Him. 

SPIRITUAL GIFTS

We believe the Holy Spirit gives spiritual gifts to be exercised orderly, and in love. These gifts are given to build up and equip individual believers and the Church. The fruit of the Spirit to be cultivated in the life of every believer is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control. 

OUR MISSION

PURSUE GOD

ENGAGE IN COMMUNITY

MAKE A DIFFERENCE

OUR VISION

TO SEE EVERY NEIGHBORHOOD

IN PIERCE COUNTY ENGAGED

BY BELIEVERS AND

TRANSFORMED BY JESUS

OUR STORY

In 1955, five families followed God’s leading to plant a new church, and Parkland Christian Church was started. Twenty-two years after meeting first as a home Bible study, the congregation purchased 15 acres on Spanaway Loop Road – our current Parkland location.

In the early 2000’s we began to look beyond Parkland with dreams to reach the unchurched throughout Pierce County, specifically in the rapidly growing areas of South Hill and Graham. Ultimately this dream led to a merge with Rainier View Christian Church, a church planted 13 years earlier in Graham.

 

The goal to work together and re-launch a better-resourced ministry back into South Pierce County was realized in 2003 with the beginning of our second campus. Our Graham campus has been in its current location since 2010. As we started our second site, moving beyond Parkland, we changed our name from Parkland Christian Church to Rainier View Christian Church.

We have been part of our community for more than 60 years and we will continue to be a place where everyone is welcome. We'd love for YOU to be a part of our story.