Senior Pastors

Matt and Heidi Messner have been married for over twenty years and have two adult children, Alicia, and Levi.

Matt has a great passion to see the Church impacting the community and the world. He is a visionary leader with a deep sense of calling and mission. He has a history of empowering and mobilizing other leaders and has proven himself as an inspirational communicator, and a strong Bible teacher.

Heidi grew up in a missionary family and was a part of smuggling Bibles into Eastern Europe before the fall of the Iron Curtain, spreading the Gospel in Europe, Asia and South America. She has worked in churches in nearly every aspect of ministry from preaching and teaching, worship and drama, starting home group ministry and developing curriculum for children to adults.

Matt has a B.A. from Life Pacific College, a M.A. from Fuller Theological Seminary and a D.Min. from Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary.  He is the President of North Coast Bible Institute and has served on the adjunct faculties of several Bible Colleges and Seminaries.

Heidi is an experienced Christian Counselor with a B.A. from Life Pacific College and her M.A. in Counseling from Northwest University.  She enjoys creative arts, drama, music, writing, teaching, sports, travel, and building long term relationship with people that she hopes to take into eternity.

Matt is known for his abilities as a distance runner, having won the Portland Marathon in 1999, and having competed in the 1996 and 2000 Olympic Trials. Find out more about Matt and his family at Matt’s blog:  Matt and Heidi enjoy spending time with family, friends, watching movies and exploring the beauty of Humboldt County.

Also, look for Matt Messner on Twitter and Facebook.

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