Kurt Kuykendall, Pastor
Kurt is the pastor of Mercy Hill Christian Church and is married to Tammy. They have two children: Isaiah, born in 2005, and Victoria, born in 2006. Kurt was born and raised in Grande Prairie, AB, and Tammy was born in Smithers, BC, and raised in Victoria. After attending Alberta Bible College and completing his Bachelor of Theology in 1998 and Tammy her Diploma of Christian Studies, they were married in 1999 and moved to Toronto to serve at Keele Street Christian Church. After learning many invaluable lessons there, they joined a team to help start Churchill Meadows Christian Church (CMCC) in Mississauga. In just five years, CMCC grew from zero to approximately 350 people on an average Sunday. Upon serving at CMCC for 5 years as the associate pastor, he and Tammy are now very excited about the opportunity to start a healthy new church community in Surrey, BC.
Interests: hanging out with family, work, reading biographies and true stories about human survival and exploration, listening to quality timeless music, watching baseball and hockey, fishing, and working on cars.
Tammy Kuykendall, Children and Youth Director
Tammy grew up being involved in volunteer ministries at her home church in Victoria, BC. This desire to serve Jesus grew into going to Alberta Bible College where she met her husband, Kurt Kuykendall. After finishing her Diploma of Christian Ministry, they married and moved to Toronto, ON to serve at Keele Street Christian Church. From there, they joined the launch staff to start Churchill Meadows Christian Church in Mississauga, ON where Tammy served as Children’s Director. After three very busy years in full-time ministry, Tammy took a hiatus to start their family. Not long after their first child, Isaiah, was born, they moved to Surrey, BC to launch Mercy Hill Christian Church, and were also blessed with the arrival of their second child, Victoria. Tammy has fully enjoyed her time at home raising their two children. She is thrilled to resume her other passion as of March 1st, 2015, as the Children’s Director at Mercy Hill Christian Church. Tammy enjoys music, art, spending time with family and friends, and helping kids and adults alike learn about Jesus, their one and only Saviour, and a God Who loves them more than they could ever imagine!!!
Danny Kim, Worship Director
Jaron Flett, Church Planter Resident
Jaron, Robyn, Zaira and Maxon are moving from Grande Prairie, Alberta for the residency program at Mercy Hill Christian Church. Jaron has been working with youth over the past 10 years and as the Director of Youth Ministry at the Grande Prairie Church of Christ most recently. I (Jaron) have discerned a call to plant a church in the Tri-Cities, Maple Ridge area of Metro Vancouver where I grew up and my wife (Robyn) spent significant time during her college and career years.
As a family we enjoy spending time with other families and enjoying the outdoors. We are adventurers that enjoy family trips exploring new places. We enjoy all sorts of outdoor activities including; biking, running, swimming, paddle boarding and hiking! We are excited to embark on this new adventure of planting a church together and getting to know the people at Mercy Hill Christian Church.