WHO WE ARE
Jesus told his followers to make disciples throughout all the world--people who follow him and seek to become like him. Our spot in this world is Eagle River, Alaska, and we want to help as many people as possible in our city come to know Jesus in the power of his Spirit and to fulfill his purpose for their lives. As a member of the United Pentecostal Church International, we have teamed up with more than 4,000 churches in North America and more than 40,000 churches around the world to fulfill this same goal elsewhere.
Our mission in Eagle River is to help you believe the gospel of Christ, experience the power of Christ, and do the work of Christ.
We would love for you to join us during one of our weekly services and consider joining us in this life together of believing, experiencing, and doing.
Derrick & Shannon Seagraves - Pastor and wife
Derrick Seagraves came to Eagle River to pastor in Jan 2017. Previously he was an itinerant minister preaching and supporting churches nation-wide, from the Pacific Coast to the Atlantic. He has led missions trips all over Alaska, and been a Church Camp and Conference speaker.
In addition to preaching and teaching each week, the Seagraves work as a team providing pastoral care and leading the ministries of the church. They are excited to be a part of the Eagle River and JBER area communities.
Shannon was raised as a church planter's kid, lived in Scotland, and has a contagious friendship. She is known as a woman of prayer and an encouragement. She has a BA in music.
The Seagraves have two children, Tristan and Beatrice.
Pastor Seagraves is a licensed minister with the United Pentecostal Church International and earned a Bachelor of Arts in Biblical Studies and a minor in Theology from Indiana Bible College.
Family ministry director
Donna Nichols is a skilled and impassioned minister licensed with the UPCI. She Has been a long standing member of the church, and remains faithful to serving this region. She is excited about the future of this church, and knows that teaching both adults and children the things of God are the best way to impact this generation.
Kimber Grenier is our Music Director and a skilled teacher of music in the public school system. Through prayerful selection and skillful musicianship she leads our church in impacting worship. Her diligence and faithfulness are a great asset to our community and church.
Next Steps Director
Keith Thayer is directing our efforts to continue growing individually, through a “next steps” philosophy. He leads prayer on Tuesdays and serves a team that follows up with our guests.
Teaching children is a gift, and we are so blessed to have someone so gifted ministering to our children. Teaching God’s love and truth to a range of ages, Rhonda Thayer uses an exciting Power Hour format and serves a team of aides. She also will be instrumental in our Summer Jesus Day-Camp.
Travis Peterson serves the church by keeping our attention on personal evangelism. Through contests, promotions, and more we are keeping first-things-first and expanding the kingdom of heaven. In the future he will pioneer an innovative Ride Share ministry.
Through the love of Christ Trish serves a team of greeters, ushers, and attendants as they make guest’s experiences great. With others she leads our food preparation and hosting also.
An accountant and excellent teacher, he serves a team that keeps track of our numbers and keeps the right data flowing.
He has also been charged with creating an resource management system for us to support multiple daughter churches in the future.