Brad Bruszer // Pastor
Born in Michigan, and raised on the west coast, Brad became a Christian when he was six at the church where his father was the pastor. Being raised in a Christian home, Brad was always in church, but at a camp when he was fifteen made a commitment to Christ, which has led him into ministry.
After High School Brad attended Grace Bible College where he earned his degree in theology. It was also at GBC that Brad met his wife, Vikki, and they were married shortly after graduation.
Brad served as a youth pastor at Berean Bible Church in the Spokane Valley for five years before moving to Alabama. For close to six years, he was the lead pastor in Mobile, AL at Grace Bible Church. From there Brad & Vikki came back to the inland northwest to start Genesis Church.
Brad & Vikki have been married for 15 years, and have three children; Audren, Hudson, & Gracyn
“Our longing is to help people discover who Jesus Christ is, and what it means to follow him in today’s world.”
Contact Brad at firstname.lastname@example.org
Chase Baxter // Student Ministries
Chase Baxter was born in Seattle Washington and gave his heart to the Lord at 7 years old. He moved to Spokane when he was 8 and began to be very involved with his church. He grew up with Christian parents who taught him many valuable lessons as well as a love for the Lord. He attended West Valley High School and felt a call to ministry his Junior Year.
After completing high school, Chase went to Spokane Community College and spent some time interning at his church’s youth ministry. It was during this first year out of high school that he met his wife, Breanna. Breanna was also involved in youth ministry at his church and they spent some time learning what it meant to be a leader and investing in the lives of students.
After graduating from SCC, Chase began working towards a ministry degree online through Global University. It was during this period that Chase and Breanna got married and started attending Genesis Church. After a few months of attending, Chase asked Brad about starting a youth ministry at Genesis, to which Brad gladly agreed that a youth ministry would be a good idea.
In October 2010 Chase, Breanna and Brad started planning what the youth ministry would look like and how to draw in students who didn’t yet know the Lord, and on January 5th, 2011, Kairos officially started meeting. Chase began to take over the administration position that following July and now handles everything from minor book keeping to planning outreach events.
Chase and Breanna have been married for almost a year and love spending time hanging out with other couples and serving in the youth ministry.
“Be joyful always; pray continually; give thanks in all circumstances, for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus.”
~1 Thessalonians 5:16-18
Contact Chase at: Chase@Genesischurchspokane.com
Phil Lovell // Music Ministry
Born and raised in Sparta, Michigan. Phil is the youngest of 5 brothers and proud son of John and Claudia.
Throughout high school he was heavily involved in school athletics and his church youth group. Upon graduation, in 2011, he attended Grand Rapids Community College for 1 year. Then, in August 2012, he became a full time student at Moody Bible Institute – Spokane where he is currently studying to receive a Biblical Studies degree.
Phil started leading worship his junior year of high school in youth group. From there, he consistently progressed in his gifting under the leadership of Jared Doty, Worship Pastor of Kent City Baptist Church – Michigan. In summer 2013, he did an official worship internship under the expertise of Jared and other staff.
Currently, Phil lives with 7 other MBI-Spokane students and spends his time working in the Admissions Department of MBI-Spokane, studying, and playing bass on a chapel worship team.
“Condemnation, guilt, and shame are not of God. Rather, grace, righteousness, and honor are of God through Jesus Christ. I choose to live in the latter.”
“I do not set aside the grace of God, for if righteousness could be gained through the law, Christ died for nothing!”
Contact Phil at: Phil@Genesischurchspokane.com