Dr. Steve Wexler

Senior Pastor

Pastor Steve was born and raised in Los Angeles into a middle-class, conservative Jewish home. While attending a youth rally at Church on the Way (Van Nuys, CA), he heard the provocative statement that Jesus Christ was the Messiah. Through his study of the Bible and the testimony of Christian friends, God drew him to a place of decision. In December of 1973, he accepted Jesus Christ as his Lord and Savior.

Pastor Steve became a licensed Foursquare Pastor in 1982 and was ordained in 1987. He has served as the Senior Pastor of Abundant Life Foursquare Church, Bremerton WA since 1989. In addition, he is a licensed marriage and family therapist, and operates NW Family Counseling Services with offices in Bremerton and Tacoma.

Pastor Steve retired in 2010 from 28 years in the United States Air Force Reserve with the rank of lieutenant colonel, and continues to counsel military couples and individuals and provide marriage workshops on U.S. military bases worldwide on couple communication and conflict resolution.

Pastor Steve enjoys spending time with his lovely wife Lois, his three sons and their families–especially the grandchildren!. Pastor Steve is also a certified rescue diver and dive instructor. He has several hobbies, including reading, weight lifting, and scuba diving.

Educational Background: Doctorate in Marriage and Family Counseling from Denver Seminary; Masters of Divinity in Theology and Pastoral Counseling from Western Evangelical Seminary; Bachelor’s of Arts in Literature and Psychology form Azusa Pacific University; Pastoral Ministries Diploma from Azusa Pacific University; Teacher credential from Lewis and Clark Graduate School; Life Bible College Courses.

Ken Templeton

Executive Pastor
Among other things, Pastor Ken oversees our community groups and men’s ministry. He has been attending ALFC since 1995. Before becoming a pastor, Ken had a long career in the Navy, serving on submarines and other duties, and he was a chemical dependency counselor. He loves Jesus, his wife, Pam, his kids and grandkids, to welcome people into the life of our church family, listen to live music (especially Jazz), to ride his bike, and to fly planes.

Deanna Walker

Worship Pastor

Pastor Deanna is passionate about helping people connect with the Holy Spirit through worship. She is also dedicated to helping others pursue personal healing and spends many hours each week functioning as a pastoral counselor and certified life coach. She has been part of ALFC since 2002. Before her career in ministry, she was a professional listener–that is, a hair stylist. As a child and teen, she lived on the road as her family toured the US and Canada as traveling evangelists.

Christina Marvin

Family Pastor
Pastor Christina oversees our family, children’s and youth ministries. She has attended ALFC since 2002. She has decades of experience teaching kids of all ages, holding professional positions as a second grade teacher, a college professor, and children’s ministry leader, as well as being a homeschool mom. Her favorite age kids to hang out with are middle schoolers–believe it or not!

Craig Maki

Missions Pastor
Pastor Craig oversees our missions department and has been serving Jesus for over 25 years in many capacities from nursery to lead pastor. He loves missions work, especially training a team, taking them to a place where they have never been, and seeing God use them to love people they’ve never met before. The team members come back changed because of what they saw and did for the Kingdom of God. He is married to Wendy. They have four children, five grandchildren and even a great granddaughter. He and Wendy both grew up in this area and love the northwest. On his off time, you’ll catch him doing lots of things around water.

Mariwyn Tinsley

Assisting Pastor
Pastor Mariwyn oversees the ACT III Ministry for retired members (or those thinking about retiring) who want to live abundantly serving the Lord all the days of their lives. She believes you never retire from serving others. She is an on-call chaplain, member of the care team and Bible study teacher. Mariwyn is married to her high school sweetheart, Tom, and they have two sons and 5 grandchildren. In her spare time, Mariwyn and Tom love to travel. She also loves reading and the opera.

Rachel Stamey

Communications Director
Rachel oversees our main ways of communicating with our church family. She has been attending ALFC since childhood. She loves her job, her family and Jesus. In addition to her work in ministry, she is a certified birth doula. She leads our MOPS and MOMSnext group and has a special heart for the moms and dads of the littlest members of ALFC.

Malia Duross

Children's Ministry

Janna Davis

Janna has served as Pastor Steve’s assistant since 1991. She also does numerous administrative duties for the church. In addition to her tireless work at ALFC, she loves spending time with her daughter and grandkids, and even one great grandchild. In her free time, she might be found walking along the beach, reading about World War II in the Pacific, or watching Irish dancing.

Theresa Taylor

Office Support
Theresa has been on staff at ALFC since 2014. She will answer your phone calls and reply to your emails and much more. She has a story of healing and redemption that’s definitely worth hearing. And now, she is passionate about helping other women discover God’s grace in the same way she did!

Gail Webb

Missions Support
Gail Provides administrative support for our missions department and special projects. She has been attending ALFC since 1992, with a decade of that time spent living overseas in China and the Middle East. She has made many friends from various cultures. She has three awesome kids and three grandkids.

Phil Housel


Since 2004, Phil has been helping keep ALFC current with cutting edge sound, media, and information technology, as well as other responsibilities around the building. He enjoys working on cars and operating his Ham Radio all around the world and even into space, contacting astronauts on the international space station.

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