About Alpine Church

General Information

Alpine is a Christian church with several locations throughout northern Utah. Our beliefs are grounded in the Bible and centered on Jesus Christ. You can read our statement of faith here. Our mission is very simple: to help people pursue God. So wherever you are in your faith journey – whether you’re still trying to figure out what/if you believe, or if you’ve been a Christian for years – our goal is to provide opportunities and resources to help you to take the next step in your pursuit of God.

We invite you to come and check us out this weekend at one of our worship services. We know that going to a new church can be confusing and intimidating, so we try to do things in a way where you’ll feel welcome and not like an outsider. When you come, you can participate or just sit back and observe. You’ll discover a warm atmosphere, good coffee, upbeat music, practical teaching from the Bible and lots of friendly people pursuing God together. And with childcare and classes for all ages, your kids will love it too! If you have further questions, check our Frequently Asked Questions page.

God made a promise in the Bible that if we seek after Him, we’ll find Him. You are a valued part of God’s creation and His deep desire is to be in a relationship with you. So come and join us as we pursue God together!

Who We Are

Alpine Church is Christian, multi-site and team-led with a simple mission: to help people pursue God.

 

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For Your Family

At Alpine we value the family and we believe church should be a place for people of all ages. We believe one of the most important things we do is come alongside parents to support, equip and encourage them as they help their kids pursue God.  Every Sunday we run KIDS’ CHURCH alongside our regular services, which provides a fun and safe place for kids to pursue God. Our KC offers classes for infants through sixth grade (more info available at the KC Table in the lobby). Our kids learn about the same big idea that the grown-ups are learning about in the main service a fun, age-appropriate way. We also provide resources to help you have meaningful conversations with your kids during the week about what you’re learning together at church.

We also offer ways to help your teen in their pursuit of God. Our YOUTH GROUP (7th-12th grades) called fusion has midweek events at the campus that are fun and engaging, as well as all kinds of activities, camps and mission trips throughout the year. We also provide a structure of groups and mentoring just for students to help them be mentored as well as become mentors themselves.  

About Kids Church

We offer Kids Church for infants through 5th grade at all our our services – just stop by the Kids Check-In Table in the lobby before you head to service. While you’re in the adult service, your kids will learn age-appropriate truth from the Bible, as well as enjoy songs and fun activities.

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Our Staff

Alpine does not have one main leader/pastor, but is led by a team of pastors who work together to provide leadership, direction and watch over the spiritual needs and care of the church. We have a Central Team of pastors who provide the overall leadership and resources for the church as a whole. This team includes Teaching Pastors who rotate through all the different campuses and provide the weekly teaching for the weekend services. We also have a Campus Team who provide leadership to specific campuses. Each campus has a Lead Pastor who is supported by a team of Overseers and together they provide the spiritual oversight and care for their campus.

Our pastors come from different denominational backgrounds including Baptist, Assemblies of God, Calvary Chapel, and Bible Churches. They have received their theological and pastoral training from places like Moody Bible Institute, Wheaton Graduate School, Western Seminary, Denver Seminary, Talbot Seminary and Trinity Evangelical Divinity School.

Central Staff

Dave & Patty Michelson

Teaching Pastor
dave@alpinechurch.org

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Dave joined Alpine Church in July, 2015. Dave is part of the teaching team that weekly brings God’s Word to the various campuses. He also comes alongside the Lead Pastors to provide support and encouragement, as well as serves as part of the pursueGOD.org team.  read more…

Bryan & Tracy Dwyer

Teaching Pastor
bryan@alpinechurch.org

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Bryan and his wife Tracy moved to Utah in 1999 to start a college ministry at Weber State University and then started Alpine Church in their backyard in the fall of 2001. Along with weekly preaching, Bryan also provides leadership to Alpine’s vision team, and oversees pursueGOD.org, read more…

Steve & Katie Bennetsen

Teaching Pastor
steve@alpinechurch.org

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Steve has been with Alpine since 2006, when we were one campus in a small rented facility. Along with weekly preaching, Steve also leads the Lead Pastor team and oversees the business and finance aspects of Alpine. Before coming to Alpine, Steve served as an Associate Pastor and Teaching Pastor read more…

Scott & Melanie Creps

Teaching Pastor
scott@alpinechurch.org

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Scott has been with Alpine since 2007 when we were just building our first building in Riverdale. Along with weekly preaching, Scott also is the editor for pursueGOD.org, our bible study curriculum resource website. Scott has been married to his high school sweetheart Melanie since 2003. read more…

Ross & Sally Anderson

Teaching Pastor
ross@alpinechurch.org

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Ross has been with Alpine Church since 2011. Along with weekly preaching, Ross also a contributing editor to pursueGOD.org and provides leadership vision for Alpine Church. Before coming to Alpine Ross started and served as the Senior Pastor of Wasatch Evangelical Free Church in Roy, UT for 28 years.
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Brent Hinsley

Outreach Pastor
brent@alpinechurch.org

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Brent has been with Alpine since 2011. He serves as the Community Outreach Pastor helping to meet the spiritual and physical needs of our local community. He also leads the youth ministry at our Brigham City Campus. Before coming to Alpine, he served as the Youth Pastor at Wasatch Evangelical Free church in Roy, UT for 13 years. read more…

Campus Staff

John Belles

Campus Pastor, Logan
john@alpinechurch.org

John and Rhonda joined Alpine in 2017. The Belles family has been part of Alpine Logan since the beginning, and were part of the original Maranatha Baptist Church before Alpine adopted them. John and Rhonda have 5 children.

Eric Sitterud

Campus Director, Brigham City
eric@alpinechurch.org

Eric started attending Alpine Church in 2005 when it was just one campus in a building, similar to the building Brigham City has started in. In 2012 he and his wife, Krystal, helped launch the Brigham City Campus, and soon became volunteers and service leaders. In January of 2017, Eric became the new Campus Director of Brigham City. read more…

Joel & Jordan Daily

Worship Development Director
joel@alpinechurch.org

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Joel started at Alpine Church as an intern while finishing college in 2012, and was such a great addition to our staff that we haven’t let him leave. Joel met and married his wife, Jordan, through Alpine Church. Jordan attended the Logan campus, and Joel attended Riverdale,

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Rene Melendez

Lead Pastor, Latino
rene@alpinechurch.org

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Rene forma parte de la Iglesia Alpine desde 2013. Antes de ser parte de Alpine, Rene sirvia como pastor de la Iglesia Fuente de Vida (ministerios de Iglesias de Dios) en Ogden, UT por 2 anos.

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Ashton Abbott

Worship Development Director
ashton@alpinechurch.org

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Ashton has been with Alpine since 2010 working with our Logan and Brigham City campuses. He attended Maranatha Baptist Church in Logan for most of his life, which was adopted by Alpine in 2010 to become our Logan Campus. Ashton is a Worship Development Director and helps to lead, support and equip our worship teams in Logan and Brigham City.
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Rex Griffin

Lead Pastor, West Haven
rex@alpinechurch.org

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Rex and his wife Jessica have been a part of Alpine Church since 2011 and they came on staff in 2014. They were high school sweethearts that met though the youth group at Wasatch Evangelical Free Church. In 2002, he and his wife grew in their faith and ministry by being part of planting Christ Community Church.

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Tom Koehler

Lead Pastor, Riverdale
tom@alpinechurch.org

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Tom has been with Alpine since 2011. Tom served as the Lead Pastor at our West Haven campus for almost two years before becoming the Lead Pastor in Riverdale in 2013. Before joining Alpine, Tom started and served as the Senior Pastor of Christ Community Church in Clearfield, UT for 9 years.

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Gerrod Van Engen

Lead Pastor, Layton
gerrod@alpinechurch.org

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Gerrod has been a part of Alpine since 2006 and came on staff in 2008 when we launched our Layton Campus. Gerrod serves as our Layton Lead Pastor and also works with facility design and development at our other campuses.

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