Pastoral Team

Pastor Andy Pursley

Pastor Andy Pursley

Lead Pastor

Phone: (360) 374-6909 Ext 1
Email: andy@churchinforks.org

About Pastor Andy

Pastor Andy attended Northwest University where he received his Masters in Pastoral Ministries and served six years in Anacortes as their Youth Pastor. He came to Forks in 2013 ready to take the lead as the Senior Pastor and to serve the Lord with enthusiasm.

Though young, he has challenged people of all ages in their faith, pushing them to ‘lean into the awkward’ as they share Christ with those around them. He calls the church to know the basics of their faith and to understand why they believe what they believe.

Pastor Andy is a man who continues to demonstrate a heart for God and public service. He can be found ministering to the community on a regular basis. He serves as a chaplain to the Clallam County Sheriff’s Office where he provides a ministry of presence to law enforcement and to people in real crisis. Pastor Andy meets with the Forks Community Hospital weekly where he joins with hospital staff and other local ministers for prayer and to be available to provide chaplaincy to patients, families, and staff when necessary.

His passion for the gospel and missions has taken him around the globe from his hometown of Port Angeles, to Israel and Thailand, and back home to the Olympic Peninsula.

While known for being goofy and a bit emotional, or as he calls it ‘attentive,’ he is also a man of fierce faith and courageous in sharing the good news with anyone who will hear him. His mantra ‘Christ died for all’ is the heartbeat of his ministry.

He enjoys fishing, watching war movies, and his new found hobby of working on his motorcycle (and coordinating his rescue when he is stranded between repairs.)

He and his wife Angie, twin girls Emsley & Piper, and son Evan have made Forks their home and brought their enthusiasm to Forks.

Pastor Samuel Seda

Pastor Samuel Seda

Youth Pastor

Phone: (360) 374-6909
Email: samuel@churchinforks.org

About Pastor Samuel

Samuel Seda hails from Orlando, Florida, born in Puerto Rico and now living his dream in Forks, WA. With a heart for the youth of our community, Sam has a vision to equip the students of our town to “become the church.” There are already plans in the winds to participate in Fine Arts Festival, Youth Summer Camp, and a missions trip to the Dream Center in Los Angeles, California. The vibe at Forks Assembly is lively as students are being challenged to grow deep and wide in their faith and outreach. Sam’s favorite part about living in Forks is his friend and mentor, Pastor Andy Pursley. (No just kidding, Pastor is writing this…) But seriously, Sam is definitely inspired by his pastor. Forks Assembly stands behind their youth pastor and believe he is God’s man for this generation in Forks. He also enjoys long walks on the beach at sunset.

Amber Pursley

Amber Pursley

Church Administrator

Phone: (360) 374-6909
Email: amber@churchinforks.org

About Amber

Amber Pursley is that friendly voice that greets you on the phone. Sister-in-law to Pastor Andy and Angie, she is affectionately known in the office as “Sister Admin” who keeps “Pastor Brother” on task and on mission. Amber makes it possible for the pastoral team to be available in the community as chaplains & school volunteers, by keeping the church office ready and able Monday through Friday. Amber volunteers as a youth leader and helps keep our youth ministry alive and active. If you have any questions, Amber will make your day.

Pastor Angie Pursley

Pastor Angie Pursley

Women's Ministry

Phone: (360) 374-6909
Email: angie@churchinforks.org

About Pastor Angie

Beside every good man is an even better woman. Angie is Pastor Andy’s wife of 10 years, and is often referred to as “a little out of his league.” Angie’s life is focused on supporting her husband and together raising their three children: Emsley and Piper (twin sisters) and Evan their little brother. Angie is a hospice nurse on the Olympic Peninsula, serving families who have dying loved ones. She is also an ordained minister and dynamic speaker, often times preferred over her husband. Andy and Angie enjoy traveling together, and recently returned from Israel. Angie volunteers as the pastor of Women’s Ministry and is an active part of the pastoral team.

Pastor Leroy Roberts

Pastor Leroy Roberts

Assistant Pastor

Phone: (360) 374-6909
Email: leroy@churchinforks.org

About Pastor Leroy

Leroy is our assistant minister who helps keep our facilities and grounds ready for ministry. When he’s not catching fish in the early morning hours on the river, Leroy is in ministry servicing his church and community. He recently remodeled the shop behind the church to be a functional and exciting space for youth ministry. He teaches Berean studies and adult Sunday school classes. While Pastor Andy leads the youth service on Sunday nights, Leroy brings energy and excitement to the Sunday evening service. Leroy adds so much energy and excitement to everything he does which only propels our pastoral team into even greater enthusiasm.

Pastor Alissa Shaw

Pastor Alissa Shaw

World Missions

Phone: (360) 374-6909

About Pastor Alissa

Alissa was born and raised in Forks, WA and enjoys long walks on the beach at sunset. God has given Alissa a heart and passion for world missions. Through the Engage missionary training program, Alissa has already lived and served in the Dominican Republic for one year, Bolivia for one year, and India for seven weeks. Alissa is fluent in Spanish and is a licensed minister in the Assemblies of God. She is currently working towards finishing her bachelor’s degree and works full-time at the junior high. Alissa volunteers on the pastoral team and helps keep our church connected to our missionary partners and hosts our missionary guests.

Jim Hull

Jim Hull

Vice President

Phone: (360) 374-6909

Stan Peterson

Stan Peterson

Treasurer

Phone: (360) 374-6909

Dave Woody

Dave Woody

Secretary

Phone: (360) 374-6909