To all who are spiritually weary and seek rest,
to all who mourn and long for comfort,
to all who struggle and desire victory,
to all who sin and need a Savior,
to all who are strangers and want fellowship,
to all who hunger and thirst after righteousness,
and to whoever will come.
This church opens wide her doors and
offers welcome in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ.
Learn more about our life in 2017 here.
In 2004 when Redeemer Redmond was planted by Pastor Andre Lewis, Redmond was a suburb still finding its own identity. Old homes mixed with new and master planned developments were in the working stages. The tech industry was beginning to turn our little ‘burb into a hot property, and people were coming to the area from other cities, states, and countries. Andre and his wife Heidi brought their family to Redmond because they believed God was calling them to a great work in this beautiful and growing town. They saw beyond the symbols of affluence to the needs – the deeper longings that we all share, regardless of income bracket or address. And so Redeemer Redmond was born. “Redeemer” because that is what we all need. And that is what God, in Christ, does. God redeems broken people – He rescues, heals, and restores. Right here, in Redmond.
Initially started with only a handful of families meeting in the Lewis’ home, Redeemer grew as people’s lives were transformed by the message of God’s grace to broken people. On September 12th, 2010 Redeemer was officially recognized as a congregation of the Presbyterian Church of America.
In October 2014, Pastor Andre and his family were called to Spokane to serve as the Director of the Youth for Christ Ministry. Around this same time, Redeemer moved out of the building we had rented for six years. Our church found itself without a building of its own. Most weeks we met at the Hyatt in downtown Redmond, occasionally gathering at other locations when necessary. Pastor Mike Kelly, Executive Director of the Pacific NW PCA church planting network served as our interim pastor. This was a time of stress and loss for our young congregation, and it was also a time of growing and coming together as God’s grace sustained Redeemer through it.
In September of 2015, Pastor Jason and Jenny Dorsey left the church they had served for 13 years in Indianapolis, IN (also named Redeemer) to lead Redeemer Redmond. And in March 2016, Redeemer moved to Redmond Middle School for our Sunday services. This location in the center of the Education Hill Community provides our church with stability and plenty of space to grow. We are intentionally a co-op church, strategically focused on raising up leaders for the church and city.
In our church’s story we see God’s grace in our birth, growth, and even transitions. God’s grace in our past gives us courage to dream big for our future.