Our Story

How it all started...

CityHill is one church family that gathers in multiple locations in the Puget Sound region (Kenmore, Auburn, Federal Way, Bellevue). It started in 2010, when a group of families planted a church in Federal Way, WA. The church grew faster than they anticipated, and a second campus was started in Lynnwood to reach even more people living in the region of North Seattle. With time, three other campuses were planted. As of today, we have five campuses in the Puget Sound area, three reaching the general community, and two campuses focused on reaching the Slavic (Russian-speaking) community of the Pacific Northwest.

Clarifying the vision...

While each campus has its own distinct character and leadership, we are united by relationship and mission. We exist to bring glory to God by sharing the message of the Gospel of Jesus Christ with the people so that they can; know God and have a relationship with Him, live in the freedom that Jesus gives, discover their God-given purpose in life make a difference in the world.

The NORThshore story...

Our collective story of what is now CityHill Northshore began in January of 2015. While Russell and Tanya Korets and their team were planting a CityHill campus in Kenmore, Eric and Lisa Trout and their team were planting a church in North Seattle. Their paths would cross when God called the Trouts and Open Door Church (ODC) to move to Kenmore. ODC began renting the CityHill facility on Saturday evenings. After two years of growing in relationship as churches, Russell approached Eric and asked if ODC would consider joining forces in order to reach the Northshore community as one church. After a 6-month process of exploring the potential for a merger, the two churches became one church on Pentecost Sunday, in June of 2017. In a time when we often see much more division than unity, God was doing something special between these two churches. This carries powerful symbolism, as Pentecost (Acts 2) was when the Holy Spirit unified Christians from diverse cultures, ethnicities, and languages - and the early Church was born. CityHill Northshore is the result of the unifying power of the Holy Spirit. We are a unique, international blend of culture and language, unified in Jesus Christ, and committed to the goal of reaching our community for Christ.

Be a part of our story...

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