Summary

Based in Kirkland, Washington, Christ Church Kirkland has been under the directorship of Pastor Norm Willis for the past four decades. Christ Church Kirkland’s beginnings were as a home-group ministry, formed shortly after Pastor Norm converted to the teachings of the Bible. The ministry expanded beyond its home base in 1974, as the group was brought within the fold of the Eldership of Christ Church of Northgate. In 1982, the rapidly expanding church established two distinct ministries: “Overcomers” for women and “Ziklag” for men, adding a third group shortly thereafter. The ministries had more than 100 active participants by 1985, when Christ Church Kirkland held its first service at Carl Sandburg Elementary School. Four years later, the church established its first Eldership and officially incorporated with an office in downtown Kirkland. In 1992, the ministry moved into its own dedicated building, establishing the Christ Church Kirkland Cooperative School. This co-op provided a Christ-centered educational environment for members’ children. In 2000, what is now known as the Christ Church Academy underwent a significant transition into a classical cooperative school, focusing on logic, grammar, and rhetoric that reflects Christ’s covenantal teachings. In 1995, Pastor Norm brought his message to a wider audience through the book, tape, and CD release of Unity with a Return. The publication was followed by such titles as Enemies from Within, Vertical Reality, and The Ancient Path. Christ Church Kirkland has established an apostolic dynamic through Kingdom Medical Mission International and the Christ Church Kisumu in Kenya. Since 2002, Christ Church Kirkland has led the Master’s Commission, A Generational Call to Character, a network of ministries that focused on turning the younger generation toward the Lord.

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