God has blessed NorthLake Church with outstanding leadership loved by God, and loving one another. Click on any leader's name to connect with them by email.


Brian Grant Leadership Picture

Brian Grant

Lead Pastor

 Brian was born and raised in Porltand, Oregon.  After graduating from Jackson High School he attended Portland State University.  In 1988 he married the love of his life, Jill Marie Tibbetts.  While working as a sales representative for a Ford engine distributor, he started feeling God's prompting into ministry.  He and Jilll sold their house in Oregon to atttend Southwestern Assemblies of God University in Texas.  Brian has been the Lead Pastor at NorthLake Church since 2002 and enjoys running, music, family and hanging out with friends.  Brian and Jill have three adult children.  You will often find him active, on the move, laughing and enjoying life.  One of his favorite quotes: "Life is too short to go into heaven with a pretty and well preserved body, rather go skidding in broadside, thorougly used up... worn out and shouting... Wow!  What a ride!"

Jill Grant Leadership Picture

Jill Grant

Teacher/Womens Ministry 

Jill was born and raised on a farm in the suburbs of Portland, Oregon.  She attended Tigard Assembly of God Church where she met and married Brian Grant.  She is the mother of three adult children.  Jill works in a dental office and teaches Bible Study alongside her husband.



Denise McNichols Leadership Picture

Denise McNichols

Kids Pastor

Denise grew up in Vancouver, Washington, graduating from Prairie High School and Clark Community College.  She has been serving in Kids Ministries in various roles since high school. Feeling a call to full time ministry, she attended Northwest University where she earned a Bachelor’s degree in Educational Ministries. After graduation, she moved to Montana to serve as a Kids Pastor. She met & married her husband, Chris, while there. Denise & Chris joined the staff of NorthLake in 2004.


Nancy Flook Leadership Picture

Nancy Flook

Assistant to Pastor Brian

During her time at Northwest University, Nancy met Bill Flook and they were married eight months later. Bill later enlisted in the US Navy and they moved to San Diego, CA. After his duty ended they bought a home and settled in to a fun adventure at a great church with wonderful friends. They returned to the Northwest and settled in Vancouver, WA. Nancy is working on staff at NorthLake Church as an assistant to Pastor Brian.


Board Members

Steve Day Board Member- Financial Manager

Bill Flook Board Member -Building Management & The Way Ministry

Jim Craig Board Member -Children's Ministry & DoodleBug Preschool

Anthony Turner Board Member -Youth, Communion & Holy Mocha

Brian Pinch Board Member - Outreach & Leadership Development

Bob Buttke Board Member-Leader of Men's Ministry 

Dwennon Healy Board Member-Worship Ministry