WHO WE ARE
We are a perfect church for imperfect people.
Founded on the idea that God can redeem any situation and restore any person, our growing community honestly believes in the power of the Gospel to change lives.
Jesus is BETTER than we think and CLOSER than we think. This understanding is central to the culture of our church. We can’t afford to adopt a theology that creates distance between God and Man. Jesus bridged the gap, and in Him we have abundant life.
Here’s the good news: You don’t have to have all the answers in order to take a step in the right direction. You’re invited to join us as we walk together on this journey of faith.
Born and raised in Seattle, I have always felt that God has something special for me to do in the northwest. I never imagined it would look like planting a church. I spent the first part of my adult-life working in politics but God had other plans. In the Summer of 2014, my wife Marija and I stepped out in faith to start The Pursuit. The name really captures our heart. We’ve made a decision to live intentionally passionate lives, pursuing the presence of God.
Our church started in a barn. We had no indoor plumbing, no heat and broken windows. But God was up to something. Today we own a historic church building, in the middle of the city, and are seeing God do incredible things week after week.
We have always valued the power of teamwork and wouldn’t be here today if it wasn’t for the sacrifice of so many amazing people. The Pursuit is a place where anyone can belong, everyone can contribute and anything can happen.
Every day I feel fortunate just to be a part of this story.
- Pastor Russell Johnson
Every believer needs a home.
We are a church community who worships together, in two languages (English + Spanish), spread across several weekend services. But church doesn’t just happen on Sunday. Throughout the week, people CONNECT in community groups, GROW in the School of Ministry and CONTRIBUTE in generosity.
Every home needs a purpose.
Our mission is to create a church environment filled with people who genuinely experience the transforming presence and power of God and who reach their world with the love of Jesus.
Every person deserves an invitation.
The Gospel transcends race, color, gender and age. It is good news for all people. We talk about Jesus everywhere we go because there isn’t one person who God doesn’t desire relationship with.