Joy of Life church has been my home church since 2009. I began serving in various ministries in 2011. I met Rusty in 2012 at Joy of Life and we married in 2015. We have 5 amazing kids – 3 boys and 2 girls. We became Joy of Life Youth Directors in 2018. Our hearts for today’s Youth is that this generation would hear the heart-beat of God and learn to have a personal relationship with him.
Favorite Verse: Hebrew 13:8
Jesus Christ is the same yesterday and today and forever
I have been joyfully serving the Lord for over 30 years; I am a retired pastor who landed here at Joy of Life 8 years ago. I live in the mother-in-law unit at Pastors Wade and Andrea’s home, have 4 grown children, and many grandkids and great grandkids.
Favorite Scripture: Psalm 51:10 Create in me a clean heart, O God, and renew a right spirit within me.
Wade & andrea lance
We co-pastor Joy of life together with an amazing staff & team. We’ve been married for 35 wonderful years, have 4 kids, 2 grand kids - with another on the way. Our parents met Jesus when we were little; they showed us who Jesus is and how to live for Him - loving and serving Him with our lives. A few of our favorite things to do are: spending time with our family, riding our motorcycle, playing music, and taking walks. We Moved to Puyallup 23 years ago to start Joy of Life and it has been a journey with many steps of faith - one that continues to be an adventure!
Favorite verse: Philippians 4:13
I can do all things through Jesus who gives me strength.
Duane & Channy urban
We are a dedicated husband and wife team who have served at Joy of Life since 2009. We are the proud parents of 3 grown children and grandparents of 8 precious children. We have been blessed to adopt 2 of those grandchildren who happily serve alongside us in the Joy of Life's Children and Family Ministry. Our heart for the children goes beyond the church as we want to support the families in prayer and fellowship. In our personal time we enjoy any activity that allows us to be with our large family. We love the outdoors and appreciate the beauty in the great Pacific Northwest.
Favorite verse: 3 John 1:4
I have no greater Joy than to hear that my children are walking in the truth.
I have three (3) generations in my household; my daughter Heather and my grandkids Jakub and Riley. The Lord led me from Livermore, California up to Puyallup almost 5 years ago.
Favorite Verse: Isaiah 58:8
Then your salvation will come like the dawn, and your wounds will quickly heal. Your godliness will lead you forward, and the glory of the Lord will protect you from behind.