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Our Leadership

Jim_BradfordDr. James Bradford: Leadership and Teaching Pastor

Pastor Jim rejoined the leadership team at Central in 2017. His focus is teaching, preaching, and leadership development. In addition to his work at Central, Pastor Jim serves on the executive leadership team of the US Assemblies of God as general secretary, a position he has held since 2009. Prior to his election to denominational leadership, Pastor Jim served as Lead Pastor of Central Assembly for 6 years. Pastor Jim and his wife Sandi have two grown daughters.


Carter_McDanielCarter McDaniel: Executive Pastor

Carter McDaniel has served as Executive Pastor at Central since April 2017. In this role, Carter works with the staff team to manage the day-to-day operation of the church and its ministries. Carter has attended Central since 1998 and joined the staff in 2005 as Director of Technology. He later served as Business Administrator from 2011-2017. Carter’s wife Jill serves as the Preschool Coordinator at Central and is involved with Women’s Ministries and moms’ groups. They have three children.


chad headshotChad Rose: Worship Arts Pastor

Pastor Chad and his wife Cynthia became worship arts pastors at Central Assembly in June 2016 after serving two churches in the Seattle area for over 13 years. Both Evangel University graduates, Pastor Chad is an accomplished pianist and composer while Cynthia is a professional violinist. They have a young son, Henry. Pastor Chad believes there is nothing more powerful than the people of God setting aside their personal worship preferences to unite in declaring the greatness of who God is.



JustinJustin Kochs: Family Ministries Pastor

Pastor Justin grew up at Central, and as a result, has a unique perspective when it comes to the youngest members of our church family. A graduate of Central Bible College and the Assemblies of God Theological Seminary, Pastor Justin oversees ministries for children ages birth to 5th grade. He has built relationships with local schools and coordinates events that make a positive impact in our community. You can find Pastor Justin and his wife Camille in KidZone every Sunday.



ChristianChristian Rodriguez: Youth Pastor

Pastor Christian served in various roles with Fusion Student Ministries ranging from youth volunteer to intern to administrative assistant before becoming associate pastor in Fall 2014, then youth pastor in the Fall of 2016. Originally from Chicago, Pastor Christian graduated from Central Bible College with a Bachelor of Arts in Youth Ministry.



DonDon Tucker: Senior Adults Pastor

Pastor Don and his wife Deborah joined the pastoral staff of Central Assembly in 2010 as part-time senior adults pastors. The position transitioned to full-time in 2014. Prior to joining the church staff, the Tuckers completed 38 years as missionaries to Africa. Legacy Senior Adult Ministries provides activities for Central’s senior adults, including monthly breakfasts, various day and extended trips, and other events especially for seniors.



DavidDavid Jayne: Pastoral Care and Community Pastor

Pastor David Jayne was appointed pastoral care/community pastor for Central Assembly in October 2010. He is a graduate of Central Bible College and the Assemblies of God Theological Seminary. Pastor David believes that everyone deserves compassion. No matter the circumstances people are facing, we as the Body of Christ are responsible to respond with love and compassion. He also believes that we can no longer leave the atonement at church. It is our mission, as followers of Christ, to take the message of Jesus Christ to all who will receive it.



DaisukeYorikoDaisuke & Yoriko Yabuki : Missionary Pastors for Internationals

Pastors Daisuke & Yoriko are international ministry missionary pastors at Central. The Yabukis are missionaries from Japan Assemblies of God, who work for Japanese people, their American families, and their International friends. The international ministry holds monthly Host Family Fellowships, free Conversational English Class Wednesday nights at 6:30 pm, and special events for internationals. The Yabukis partnered with the office of Ethnic Relations in the American Assemblies of God as the new Japanese Fellowship and District was formed in June 2015.