John Willman

John was born in Portland, OR, at OHSU. His parents took him to church, but in high school he walked out on God and his life took a drastic turn for the worse, as he looked to substances to mask his problems. He joined the Army for four years, and then met his wife Joye, […]

Mitch Gibbs

Mitchell Gibbs was born and raised in Idaho. He attended church regularly with his parents and received Christ as his Lord and Savior at the age of 7.  He heard the gospel clearly from church and knew he could have eternal life if he repented of his sins and put his faith in Jesus.  He […]

James White

James was born in Arizona but lived most of his life in Oregon, except for 7 years while serving in the US Air Force. He has an Associates degree in Electronics. James is married to Vivian for over 50 years. They have two sons, four grandchildren and three great grandchildren. James was raised in a […]

Joel Harris

Joel Harris grew up just outside Gresham, OR. He was homeschooled by Christian parents who were passionately committed to ministering to families and the church. As a child, he prayed with his father to accept Christ, and in high school his faith deepened as he came to a fuller understanding of the gospel. Joel holds […]

Aaron Edmonds

Aaron was born in Anchorage, Alaska and was raised in a godly Christian family along with his 6 brothers. At the age of 8, he made a confession of faith and his family moved to Oregon. He developed a love for playing music, learning acoustic, electric, and bass guitar in his youth, and has also […]

Matthew Cunningham

A Southern California Native, Matthew Cunningham was raised in Big Bear Lake, California for the first 18 years of his life. Matthew holds a B.A. in Theology and Greek from Multnomah University, and Master of Divinity (M.Div.) from Multnomah Biblical Seminary.  He currently serves as Lead Pastor here at The Gathering Church. Matthew and his […]

Dan Gutschenritter

Dan was born and raised by his mother and grandparents in Great Falls, Montana. He grew up in a Christian environment but did not have an authentic personal faith for most of his youth. Everything changed when, at age 19, God radically saved Dan from a life of wild indulgence in worldly living. Over the […]

Chris Taylor

Chris was born in Portland, Oregon in 1956.  Raised in a Catholic family, at seventeen he came under conviction of his own sin when a street preacher shared the gospel with him in downtown Portland.  But Chris’ life did not change until the summer of his junior year in high school.  During a hitchhiking trip […]