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Head Pastor Lex & Michelle Areta
Head 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.

Associate Pastor Derek & Kastiney Smith
Associate 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. 

Staff Pastor Terry & Shelly Williams
Staff 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.

Family Pastor Jermaine & Maria Turner
Family Pastor Jermaine & Maria Turner

Jermiane and Maria Turner have been married since 2008 and they have four children age ranging from toddler to preteen. Their Children are homeschooled by Maria. Jermaine graudated with a Bachelors degree in Social Work and a minor in African American Studies from Eastern Washington University and has worked and served as a Foster Youth Case Mananger and Foster Youth Advocate at a local nonprofit for over 6 years. Maria graduated from Gonzaga University with a degree in Marriage and Family Counseling and currently owns a biblical based private practice as a Licensed Mental Health Therapist where she serves individuals, couples and familes. Maria is currrently the Chidren's Ministry Head Administrator and Youth Ministry volunteer, Maria is also the HCM social media and website director, and leads the Restore Minitries. Jermaine leads Thursday night basketball ministry. Jermaine and Maria open their home for a weekly Life group where they delight in serving one another, growing with one another, and encouraging one another. 

Children's Ministry Administrator Anna Naker
Children's Ministry Administrator Anna Naker

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.

Children's Ministry Administrator Jessica Carroll
Children's Ministry Administrator Jessica Carroll

Jessica Carroll volunteers as part of the administrative team for pre-k and infant children's ministry. Jessica has been married for ten years to her husband, Matt Carroll, and they have two young children. She works as a labor and delivery nurse at a local hospital, where she serves families as they transition into new seasons of parenthood. She desires to bring God's word and His love to even our youngest church family members. 

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

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