Devote yourself to the public reading of Scripture, to exhortation, to teaching.
1 Timothy 4:13
As an independent reformed Baptist church, leadership at King's Cross Church follows the Biblical model of elder-led congregationalism. Our elders fill the main duties of the ministry including teaching, preaching, performing the sacraments of baptism and the Lord's Supper, and provide leadership to the church. Deacons oversee the day-to-day operations of the church including maintenance, finances, care for congregational needs, and service support.
Nicolas Alford (M.T.S., Reformed Baptist Seminary) has served as Pastor of King’s Cross Church since 2023. Prior to accepting that call, he served as a Pastor, Lay Elder, and Church Planter in both Washington State and South Carolina. From 2016-2018 he served as Vice-President of Reformed Baptist Seminary, where he remains a Guest Lecturer in Systematic Theology. A native of the Pacific Northwest, Nick can often be found hiking a mountain trail, restoring a classic car, reading epic stories to his children, or despairing over the Seattle Mariners. He is the author or contributor to several books, including Doxology: How Worship Works (Free Grace Press, 2017), and In Praise of Old Guys (Wrath & Grace Publishing, 2018). Nick has been married to Shelby, the love of his life, for over 18 years and they are blessed with three children.
Michael Kelley was called to serve as an elder at King's Cross Church in October 2015, and has been active teaching and leading in worship. Raised in Southern California, he attended the Master's College and California State University at Northridge before moving back to his wife Nova's hometown of Kirkland to start their family in 2002. Michael works at Microsoft as a software developer.
Bruce Ray has been pastor of King's Cross Church (previously Juanita Community Church) in Kirkland, Washington since 1976. Bruce is a member of the International Conference of Police Chaplains, the Federation of Fire Chaplains, and the Washington State Critical Incident Stress Management Network and serves as a Police, Fire & EMS chaplain. He also served on the Executive Board of FIRE, the Fellowship of Independent Reformed Evangelicals (www.firefellowship.org) and is on the Advisory Board of Northwest University’s Buntain School of Nursing. Bruce has written several books, including Withhold Not Correction, Celebrating the Sabbath, and Help! My Friend is Suicidal. Bruce and his wife, Terri, have five children and six grandchildren.
Travis has been a member of King’s Cross since 2018 and was called to be an elder in June, 2023. He is active in home-group leadership, leading youth Bible study, and teaching Sunday School. Travis studied at Denver Seminary between his graduation from the Colorado School of Mines and the University of Colorado with degrees in physics. He works for Mitutoyo R&D Corporation in Kirkland as the chief technologist of the Advanced Research group. He enjoys all kinds of books, study of Scripture, and being with friends and family. Travis and his wife Kim have five children, and one grandchild.
Deacon (Capital Projects & Security)
Larry moved to the Pacific Northwest from the South West and became a member in 2021. He works in cyber-security at T-Mobile along with his wife, Summer.
Deacon (Inside Maintenance & Missions)
David was born in Mexico, in the northern state of Coahuila. He was raised in a Christian family, and was saved in his early teens. He visited the Seattle area for the first time in 2015 and met his wife, Hannah, while volunteering at Lakeside Bible Camp. They became members of KCC in 2016 and married the next year. David enjoys discussing theology, eating and cooking all sorts of yummy food, and traveling. He has learned to appreciate all that the PNW has to offer thanks to Hannah.
Deacon (Audio Visual & Benevolence)
Born in Bellevue and raised in Alaska, Daniel returned to Washington and began attending KCC in 2015 becoming a member the following year. Daniel works in sales at a local construction company and enjoys photography - especially astral photography - and gaming.
Deacon (Communications & Technology)
Chan and his family moved to Seattle from Edmonton, Canada in 2015 and became members of KCC the following year. Raised in a Christian home, he came to faith at young age and met his wife, Elisabeth, while studying Religious Education at Prairie Bible College in Three Hills, Alberta. Chan is a freelance video & broadcast producer and secondary teacher at Providence Classical Christian School. He enjoys gaming, movies, volleyball, and dodging the Nerf darts his son shoots at him.
Deacon (Chairman & Finance)
Bellevue native, Dave Stevens and his wife, Jeanette, began attending KCC in 2019 and became members that same year. Dave grew up in a Christian home and was saved while studying at Seattle Pacific University. He currently works at Boeing with the eCommerce group.
Deacon (Congregational Care & Library)
Born and raised in Everett, WA, Alex began attending King's Cross Church (then Juanita Community Church) in 1988 and became a member in 1990. He was saved at a David Wilkerson rally in his hometown at the age of 14 and served in the US Army for 23 years. Alex is now retired and is the churches longest-serving deacon. He enjoys serving the Lord with the Gideons, spending time with his wife, Patty, and picking up the occasional event at Centry Link Field.