Kurt Kuykendall, Pastor
Kurt is the pastor of Westcoast Christian Church and is married to Tammy. They have two children: Isaiah, born in 2005, and Victoria, born in 2006. Kurt was born and raised in Grande Prairie, AB, and Tammy was born in Smithers, BC, and raised in Victoria. After attending Alberta Bible College and completing his Bachelor of Theology in 1998 and Tammy her Diploma of Christian Studies, they were married in 1999 and moved to Toronto to serve at Keele Street Christian Church. After learning many invaluable lessons there, they joined a team to help start Churchill Meadows Christian Church (CMCC) in Mississauga. In just five years, CMCC grew from zero to approximately 350 people on an average Sunday. Upon serving at CMCC for 5 years as the associate pastor, he and Tammy are now very excited about the opportunity to start a healthy new church community in Surrey, BC.
Interests: hanging out with family, work, reading biographies and true stories about human survival and exploration, listening to quality timeless music (U2, Coldplay, Bach, Mozart, Midnight Oil, Arcade Fire), watching Hockey Night In Canada, fishing, and working on my car.
Tammy Kuykendall, Children’s Director
Tammy grew up being involved in volunteer ministries at her home church in Victoria, BC. This desire to serve Jesus grew into going to Alberta Bible College where she met her husband, Kurt Kuykendall. After finishing her Diploma of Christian Ministry, they married and moved to Toronto, ON to serve at Keele Street Christian Church. From there, they joined the launch staff to start Churchill Meadows Christian Church in Mississauga, ON where Tammy served as Children’s Director. After three very busy years in full-time ministry, Tammy took a hiatus to start their family. Not long after their first child, Isaiah, was born, they moved to Surrey, BC to launch Westcoast Christian Church, and were also blessed with the arrival of their second child, Victoria. Tammy has fully enjoyed her time at home raising their two children, and helping her son grow through autism and speech therapies. She is thrilled to resume her other passion as of March 1st, 2015, as the Children’s Director at Westcoast Christian Church. Tammy enjoys music, art, spending time with family and friends, and helping kids and adults alike learn about Jesus, their one and only Saviour, and a God Who loves them more than they could ever imagine!!!
Brian Crowe, Worship Director
Brian was born in Vancouver and spent his younger years in Richmond, BC. He became a Christian at a young age at Qwanoes Bible Camp. In 1993, he moved to Delta and attended Sunshine Ridge Baptist Church, where he met his wife, Christina. He became a youth leader and started leading youth worship when he was 16. At 18, he became the junior high youth director, while attending Trinity Western University.
Brian and Christina married in 2002. They have been attending Westcoast Christian Church since its inception in January, 2007. Christina and Brian were blessed with twin boys, Evan and Aiden, on May the 9th, 2008. They enjoy their role as parents and seek to raise their boys to know and love God.
Brian enjoys playing many instruments, including guitar, bass and drums. When he’s not playing music, Brian is watching hockey or baseball while holding one (or two) of his boys. He is a die-hard Canucks fan.
Brian has a passion for writing and playing music. He desires to lead people in worship of the living God, using his gift of music.