Rev. Nathan Lewis, Senior Pastor
Nathan has been married to Glenda since 1989. They have five children: Hannah, Everett, Benjamin, Sophia, and Jackson. Nathan was born in 1961 in Grants Pass, Oregon. He spent his childhood in Recife, Brazil; Placentia, California, and Potter Valley, California, where he graduated from high school in 1980. He earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in English at Biola University (1984), and taught Humanities and English classes at Kelseyville High School on Clear Lake in California. He earned a Master of Divinity at Westminster Seminary in California and was ordained a Minister of the Presbyterian Church in America (PCA) at New Life Presbyterian Church in Escondido, California, in 1991. In October 1992, Nathan and Glenda moved to Cedar Mill, Oregon, to plant Evergreen Presbyterian Church. Evergreen was organized as a congregation of the PCA in April, 1997. The plan from the beginning has been to establish a church planting congregation and movement in Oregon. Photo of the Nathan and Glenda Lewis Family
Nathan’s Guide to Beaverton
Rev. David Hopkins, Associate Pastor
Rev. David Hopkins was born in Chester, Pennsylvania. He has been married to our Director of Music, Carolyn Hopkins, for 44 years. They have three children and eight grandchildren. Following graduation from Bob Jones University, David earned a Master of Divinity degree from Faith Theological Seminary in Philadelphia. He subsequently completed a Doctorate of Ministry degree at Westminster Seminary in Philadelphia. He is an ordained minister in the Presbyterian Church in America and is an Associate Pastor at Evergreen Church where he has served as a teacher, preacher and mentor. He is also a member of the church’s Missions Ministry Team. Recently he traveled to Malawi, Africa and taught short-term at the African Bible College. A similar ministry is planned to the Quechua Indians in Peru in May, 2010. Since 1976 David and his wife have served in mission work among Native Americans. Following thirteen years in Alaska, David has been traveling throughout North America with a ministry known as CHIEF – Christian Hope Indian Eskimo Fellowship. In accordance with the mission of CHIEF, David’s goal is to disciple and train a strong Native American Christian leadership in the Word of God.
Rev. Keith Thomas, Associate Pastor
Keith has been married to Julie since 1991. They have five children: Cristina, Lydia, Sara Beth, Josiah and David. Keith was born in 1967 in Knoxville, Tennessee where he grew up. He later attended Wheaton College where he earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Christian Education (1989) and a Master of Arts degree in Educational Ministries (1991) from the Wheaton Graduate School. After serving as an interim youth pastor at Cedar Springs Presbyterian Church EPC in Knoxville, he and Julie moved to Mexico in 1993 where they were missionaries with Mission To The World (PCA) for 18 years in Mexico City and Guadalajara. He returned with his family to Beaverton, Julie’s hometown, in 2011 and was ordained a Minister of the Presbyterian Church in America (PCA) in January of 2012.
Carolyn Hopkins, Music Director
Carolyn Hopkins was born in Trinidad, Colorado to parents serving in home missions. Her grandmother started Carolyn in her music studies at the age of five. A move to Philadelphia made possible many learning and performing opportunities for Carolyn. She continued her studies at Wheaton College in Illinois and graduated from the Conservatory of Music with a Bachelor of Music degree in vocal performance and organ. She taught public school music prior to marrying David Hopkins. For forty years Carolyn has served alongside her husband in ministry as a pastor’s wife, and then in mission work in Alaska and the “lower 48” during which time she taught music, conducted choirs, lead Bible studies, spoke at women’s retreats, and discipled women in God’s Word. Carolyn serves as Music Director at Evergreen Church. She coordinates the musicians, leads the choir and instrumental group and serves as organist. Annually the church offers two special seasonal services – Advent Lessons and Carols in December and Tenebrae on Good Friday. Carolyn and her husband, David, have three grown children and eight grandchildren.