|Jerry Olson, Senior Pastor|
Jerry was born and raised on the island of Taiwan where his parents served as missionaries. In the early 70's the family returned to the U.S., living just north of Seattle WA where he completed junior and senior high school. Then it was off to Michigan for college where he and DeAnna met. They were married in the summer of 1984 and Jerry served for several years as associate pastor and then director or marketing for a design-build construction firm. In 1990 they became missionaries with Grace Ministries Int'l serving in Uruguay, Bolivia and Puerto Rico. During those years in South America and the Caribbean their responsibilities varied from evangelism and discipleship, to church planting and leadership development. In the fall of 2014 Jerry became interim pastor at Eastport Bible Church, a position which became full time in the spring of 2015. Jerry and DeAnna have two grown children, Danae and Aubrey. Danae and her husband Dallas live and work in Brazil. Aubrey is currently studying midwifery in Hawaii.