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Pastor Mark Hoeffner

Mark was led to belief in Jesus Christ as his Savior by his father at the age of 6.  Growing up in a home with parents who loved the Lord gave Mark a great foundation in God’s word, in God’s church and in a Godly family.  While attending the school of architecture at the University of Oregon, Mark married Janell and they have been together as husband and wife for over 40 years now.  Mark is a graduate of Oregon State University with a Bachelor of Science in Architecture, a graduate of Western Seminary with a Master of Arts in Theology and Mark has an honorary Doctorate degree in leadership from Corbin University. 

Mark has been pastoring churches for over forty years, Prairie Baptist Church, Oak Grove Church in Milwaukee and Grace Baptist Church in White Salmon.  While pastoring he spent twenty years as the Executive Directory of CB Northwest, a ministry that supports churches in Alaska, Washington, Oregon and Idaho, and for eight of those years he was the president of CB America and also served on the board of CB Global. 

Mark and Janell have eight children, four boys and four girls, seven of Mark’s children were adopted through the State of Oregon.  In 2011 Mark moved their home from their ranch in Prairie City, OR to White Salmon, WA where he has been pastoring these last ten years.  The primary emphasis of Mark’s ministry these forty years has been identifying, training and empowering next generation leadership.  Nothing gives him greater satisfaction than watching God bring men to maturity and ministry.

Ray Kempf and Philip Hainline

Ray Kempf has degrees in English and Philosophy and works teaching Bible at Horizon Christian School and Philosophy at Columbia Gorge Community College.   Ray is an Ordained Baptist minister, serving as an Elder and member of the preaching team at Grace Baptist Church in White Salmon, Washington.  Ray lives in Husum, Washington, with his wife, Faith, in a house that they built. They have three grown children, and have unofficially adopted adult children from Norway, China, Africa and the U.S.. In his free time Ray likes to lift weights, work around his property, hike, play around on the ukulele, keyboards and electronic noisemakers, hang out with friends and family and watch movies. He has personal interests in church planting and in the overlapping related fields of: evangelism, culture, theology, worldview, philosophy, apologetics and world religions. Ray also drove the Hood River Pink Trolley for two Summers. 


Philip lives in White Salmon, Washington with his wife, Rebecca and their seven kids ages 5 to 17. He serves as an Elder at Grace Church in White Salmon and the Associate Pastor of Worship.  He also owns and operates a construction company building custom homes in the Gorge.   Philip loves Jesus, his wife, kids, music, running, reading and coffee.