Jason Murphy, Senior Pastor
Pastor Jason Murphy and his wife Mary were saved and trained through the ministry of Open Door Baptist Church. Pastor Murphy earned his Pastoral Diploma upon graduating the Open Door Bible Institute and holds a Masters in Biblical Studies and a Doctorate of Ministry from Open Bible College International. He served as an Associate Pastor at Open Door under the leadership of Dr. Ken Blue for seven years, prior to accepting the position of Senior Pastor in October of 2008. Pastor Murphy grew up in the Harbour Pointe community, located in beautiful Mukilteo. He presently resides with his family in Lynnwood. Aside from the ministry, Pastor enjoys golfing, fly fishing, and spending time with his wife and children. His favorite verse is Romans 1:16, "For I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ: for it is the power of God unto salvation to everyone that believeth; to the Jew first, and also to the Greek." It is Pastor Murphy's passion that through Open Door Baptist Church, people will be saved, grow spiritually and serve the Lord.
425.743.4922 ext. 105
Kurt Kennedy, Assistant Pastor
A local native from Mountlake Terrace, Pastor Kurt Kennedy was saved at Open Door Baptist Church on April 14, 1994. As he grew in God's Word, Kurt began to serve in various ministries of the church, and later graduated from the Open Door Bible Institute with his Pastoral Diploma. Pastor Kennedy also maintains a Masters in Biblical Studies and a Doctorate of Ministry from Open Bible College International. While serving in the ministry, Pastor Kurt met his wife Wendy. They were married at Open Door in 1998, and continued to serve the Lord there for some time. The Kennedy family spent a few years living, and serving at a church, in North Carolina, but in 2008 the Lord granted Pastor Kennedy the opportunity to join the staff of Open Door. He relocated his family back to Lynnwood to accept the position of Assistant Pastor. Pastor Kennedy and his wife Wendy have three children: Emily, Kevin, and Ava.
425.743.4922 ext. 104
Andrew Poole, Youth Pastor
Pastor Andrew Poole was saved at the age of five while attending Sunday school at the First Baptist Church of Hammond, IN and had the privilege of being involved in the ministries there until moving to the Seattle area briefly as a teenager. It was at this time that he developed relationships within the youth ministry at Open Door that would continue to have a major influence for years to come. Since returning to the region as an adult, the ministries of Open Door have had a key impact on the direction of his life. It was while serving together at Open Door that Andrew met his wife, Elizabeth, who was also reached as a teenager through the Open Door Youth ministry. He is also a graduate of the Open Door Bible Institute with a degree in Pastoral Studies. Andrew has been extensively involved with music and church music programs for most of his life; and, both Andrew and Elizabeth have worked with youth for several years. They reside in Lynnwood with their two sons.
425.743.4922 ext. 103
Peejay Murillo, Children's Pastor
We are proud to have Pastor Peejay Murillo and his wife Anna serving at Open Door Baptist Church. They have been very dedicated members for many years. They have four beautiful children and reside near Brier. Pastor Peejay was saved at Open Door, and has graduated from the Open Door Bible Institute with his Pastoral Diploma. Wherever he goes, he talks to people about the Lord Jesus Christ. He is a walking testimony and loves to share the gospel! He enjoys reading and spending time in fellowship with his family and friends.
425.743.4922 ext. 102
Mason Justesen, Media Pastor
Pastor Mason was reached as a young boy through Open Door’s Bus Ministry. He yielded his life to Christ as a teenager, and began serving in countless ministries. Mason is a graduate of West Coast Baptist College. He leads our College & Career class, and is a valuable asset in keeping our Media and Facilities well kept. Also, he loves playing sports and spending time with friends.
425.743.4922 ext. 101
Patricia Perry, Church Secretary
Patricia received Christ as her Savior in 1987 after listening to a Christ-Centered radio program in her home in San Diego, California. In 1991, she and her family moved to Lynnwood, Washington, where they found Open Door. Patricia joined the staff at Open Door in 2006 under the leadership of Pastor Ken Blue. “God has truly blessed us with this church where Christ is the main focus and the Word of God is faithfully preached and taught, and where missions and outreach are of great importance. We have raised our family here under these principles and have been given many opportunities to serve and minister to others.” She loves cooking, gardening, biking and spending time with her family."
425.743.4922 ext. 0
Dr. Ken Blue, Pastor Emeritus
Pastor Ken Blue was born in Boswell, Ark. In 1955 he accepted Christ as his Savior. He and his wife Joyce have been married 53 years and have five children. He graduated from Midwestern Baptist Bible College in 1969 and started the Open Door Baptist Church in Lynnwood, Wa. Where he has pastored for 39 years. Because of health issues (ALS) he was forced to resign as pastor. It is his desire to continue to be used of God to help pastors and believers through the mentoring pastors and ministries to focused productive ministry.