Meet our Pastors and staff

Jim Hays - Lead Pastor

Jim is our Lead Pastor and main Teaching Pastor. He and his wife Marcie were married in 1979. They have two adult children, Lauren and John, a daughter-in-law, Mallori, and a grandson! Jim was raised in Seattle and Bellingham, studied at Seattle Pacific University and North Park Theological Seminary, and has been in pastoral ministry since 1978. Jim’s hobbies include bicycling, gardening, reading and fishing, each while drinking strong coffee. His spiritual gift mix includes teaching, leadership and encouragement.


Evan Appleby - Associate Pastor

Evan is our worship leader (aka "the guy who leads the music") and whatever else he can do to make sure things run smoothly at Life Pointe. He and his wife, Cyndi, have been married since 1991 and have five kids (ranging in age from 4th grade to adult), three sons-in-law, and three grandchildren. Evan has served in various ministry positions at various churches and christian organizations since 2000. Evan's interests include spending time with his family, reading, music, and staying up too late watching TV with Cyndi.


Steve Sept - Pastor of Children and Young Families

Steve admits to having been born in California, but loves everything Northwest. He has been married to his wife, Rosilynn for 31 years, and have four beautiful young adult daughters, a son-in-law, and a grandson. He is a graduate of the University of New Hampshire and Dallas Theological Seminary. Steve has served a number of churches around the country as well as in Canada. His interests include hiking, writing and Earl Grey tea. Steve's strengths include leadership, teaching and encouragement, and his passion is nurturing the spiritual growth of children and families.