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Pastor Lex & Michelle Areta
Pastor Lex & Michelle Areta

Lex and Michelle Areta have been married since 1995 and they have three children.  Their oldest is in college at Gonzaga University, their middle is a senior in High School, and their youngest is still in Elementary School.  Michelle graduated from Northwest University with a degree in Education and has taught in public schools for over twenty years.  She is currently heading up Christian Education at House Church Ministries and provides teaching and training for leaders in our congregation.  Lex graduated from Moody Bible Institute with a degree in Pastoral Studies.  He has served in ministry for over twenty years, as a youth pastor, an associate pastor, and as a lead pastor.  Lex and Michelle founded House Church Ministries in 2012 and are blessed beyond measure to be doing the work of the kingdom.  They are passionate about authentic Christianity, raising up solid leaders, and investing in the next generation.

Pastor Derek & Kastiney Smith
Pastor Derek & Kastiney Smith

Derek and Kastiney Smith volunteer as the Associate Pastor and Worship Leader at House Church Ministries. Derek grew up in the Philippines as a child of missionaries. He has a heart for teaching and loves being outdoors. Kastiney grew up in the church and loves being involved in areas such as music and drama. They have 4 kids and live in Spokane. 

Pastor Terry & Shelly Williams
Pastor Terry & Shelly Williams

Terry and Shelly have been married since 1981 and have two daughters and 3 grandchildren.  Terry volunteers as the pastor of Men’s ministries and as senior elder. He studied ministry at Oakland City College and graduated from World Reaching Faith School of Training in Ventura California. They have been leading small groups over the years since 1983 and served as Lay Pastors as well as independent missionaries in Brazil.  Terry’s heart is to see believers grow in the Lord and become mature followers of Christ.  Shelly loves quilting and sewing and she loves teaching others how to as well.  She also loves to see ladies grow in the Lord through teaching Bible studies.

Pastor Tyler & Richelle Gartner
Pastor Tyler & Richelle Gartner

Tyler and Richelle Gartner are our Youth Pastors. They are the proud parents of 3 active children with personalities all their own. Abryelle is 8, Charlotte is 6, and Liam is 5. As a family they love to be camping at Priest Lake as much as possible during the summer. They have a large and loving extended family who's support is truly valued. The Gartner's love learning about and growing in their faith. They are consistently in awe that God is using them to share this passion with the youth in our community, to equip, encourage, and evangelize.

Children's Administrator
Children's Administrator

Anna Naker was born and raised in Spokane. She is going to school to become a Nurse and currently working at Sacred Heart Children’s Hospital. In her free time, she enjoys reading, writing, gardening, riding her bike, and being outdoors. She has always had a passion for children; involved in things such as the Portland Urban Ministry Project (P.U.M.P), Ronald McDonald House, Ferris Preschool, and a mission trip to Haiti. Because children play such a vital role in God’s kingdom and the future of it she has felt called to be a vessel for Christ to work in this area.

House Church Ministries
1412 W. Central Ave., Spokane, WA 99205
PH: (509) 270-8252

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