• 1 year old Firebrand

    Firebrand Church is about to turn 1!
    And this week marks our move to Purdy Elementary on Sundays.

    Here are a couple of images marking our first setup and service:

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  • 1st Meeting - Oct 5th

    Really exciting to see the very first meeting of Firebrand Church - October 5th 2014.

    Lot's of new friends and lots of good fellowship time. We're really looking forward to next Sunday and to what God wants to do in Gig Harbor.

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    coffee time   worship practice    message


  • 2019 was the year

    Nothing in 2019 came easy, there have been some setbacks, but some significant victories too.

    In many ways 2019 reminded me a lot of the whole decade just past. At the very end of 2009 my family and I moved to Gig Harbor in Washington State from Johannesburg, South Africa. The most difficult thing I have ever done!
    By God’s Grace we are still here, I'm not in the best of shape, but we have survived and we’ve had the privilege of bringing God’s Kingdom with us.

  • 4th of July party at the Beach Lab


  • Christmas Potluck and Carols

    Come join us after church on December 21st for some carols and a potluck lunch.

    Invite friends and family, get the event downloadfrom the calendar.


  • Dr Michael Heiser

    September 8th Dr Michael Heiser was with us and shared two sessions with us.

    1. Cosmic Geography and 2. The Two Powers in Heaven

  • Great Adventure Awaits

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    Have you ever heard the term “A sense of adventure” or “We are off on an adventure”? What exactly does that mean and, more importantly, what does that mean for you? I have long been intrigued by those men and women who pursue the greatest of adventures and often wondered what drives them to do it? Is it a purpose, a lifelong dream, a driven nature that seeks out those possibilities of achievements? Are they looking to fulfill some desire that has been churning in the innermost part of their being?

    I suppose there are just as many answers as there are questions, and I for one have always had the questions. You see, I often lack in the “doing” department which has always left me quite disappointed. No, it isn’t that I’ve never tried or sought out adventure, because I have and, yet I am also my own worst enemy telling myself that “I can’t” or “I won’t”.  Oh, those words drive a steel spike right through the heart when you’re trying to build up the courage.

  • Into Me

    Into Me

    By Barry G. White

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    I am but an empty cup

     Poured out in the hope of filling up

    Fragrant aroma begins to steep

    The fullness I simply long to keep

  • March LevelUp: Making Space

    3/1/2020 LevelUp

    Barry White: Finding God in the middle, making room for the Holy Spirit-

    Taking this time to listen and hear from the LORD and give us direction, step out of comfort zones, step into uncertainty and FAITH. 

    The Radical Middle

    Question: How deep, how far, how long? It cannot be measured- Love and Compassion


    I have walked across galaxies just to look upon you.

    Stars I have used as stepping stones to reach you.

    The night sky is simply a curtain drawn and about to be opened to a new day.

    My heart was filled the day I created you, that day was worked with fresh dew.

    Lift your voices together and sing and I will gather them like the lilies in the spring.

    Your worship and praise have been heard.




  • My Heart

    This is a drawing that Dawn created around Psalm 139:1. It reminds me of so many aspects of our individual relationships with our God. He is Lord and savior; He is healer, friend, and judge. He is the one who replaces calloused hearts, hearts that have been turned to stone. Ezekiel 36:26 "And I will give you a new heart, and a new spirit I will put within you. And I will remove the heart of stone from your flesh and give you a heart of flesh."

    Psalm 139:1 "O Lord, you have examined my heart and know everything about me."

  • Onward Now

    Onward Now

    By Barry G. White


    In the throes of another day

    What is it that you cannot say

    Have you really considered the trees?

    They dance so gently through the breeze

    Winds may blow with ferocious sound

    Yet there they are planted in the ground

  • Orcas outside!

    On Wednesday December 3rd we had Orca's right outside the offices! What a wonderful experience.

    I took some video to share:

  • Philippians 2:5-11 - The Poem

    Recently in a sermon I read a rendition I wrote of Paul's poem from Philippians 2:5-11.

    This small piece of scripture was written as a poem and should, I think, be read as one:

  • Songstories

    On November 14 at the Beach Lab we had Firebrand's first Songstories!
    We had some of our musicians share some of their journeys with God as they played original songs. We had an open invitation for anyone to come, listen, and snack together. It was a wonderful time of fellowship paired with excellent music. 

    Thank you so much for coming and bringing food to our event.

    Here's a short video documenting our time. 


  • SongStories 2016

    Zac and Melody did a fantastic job of hosting SongStories this year!

  • The Throne of Jesus

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    I have been speaking recently about the Kingdom of Heaven, and the Throne that Jesus sits on

    Alyssa Wyatt drew a great picture of the Throne Room in Heaven, I just had to share it with everyone:

    Ephesians 2:4-6 (ESV) "But God, being rich in mercy, because of the great love with which he loved us, even when we were dead in our trespasses, made us alive together with Christ—by grace you have been saved—and raised us up with him and seated us with him in the heavenly places in Christ Jesus,"

    Thanks Alyssa!