THE MISSION OF EASTPOINTE CHURCH IS TO BUILD DISCIPLES WHO KNOW JESUS, GROW IN JESUS, SERVE JESUS, AND SHARE JESUS.
By helping them...
By helping them...
Communicate with Jesus.
Consecrate their life to Jesus.
Commit to growing in Jesus.
By helping them...
By helping them...
to help new believers connect with a healthy Christian community that is loving, learning, and living in unity.
to share the good news of God’s love with thousands of residents of East Pierce County and make room for them in our family of believers for those who come to Christ.
to have a church of small groups – not a church with small groups – where hundreds of shepherds/leaders give special attention and care to the body of believers who call our church home.
of a place where people of all ages who are lonely, hurting, frustrated, or confused can find love, acceptance, forgiveness, encouragement, and purpose.
to develop every believer into a fully developed disciple of Christ who is empowered to pray, obedient to God’s word, contagious with their faith, committed to community, filled with God’s Spirit, and faithful in service to Christ.
to build a church that builds people up and then sends people out. We can foresee sending multiple missionaries and planting many churches to accomplish our greatest commission.
to equip every believer for a significant ministry that matches his or her gift mix, talents, passion, personality, and experience.
We believe doing church as a team is God's intent for effectiveness.
Authority is God's idea. We believe that our people are to submit themselves to the authority that God has placed them under.
We believe in identifying and training emerging leaders, releasing them into their areas of giftedness, either in our church or in the church abroad.
The Kingdom of God is built through relationships. It is through small groups that we build environments for people to connect and relate with each other.
God's purpose for His church is to fulfill Jesus' Ministry. It is our greatest desire to restore His Ministry to the Church, and reach the masses with His love.
We believe the most effective forms of reaching people are through personal relationships, community involvement, and people inviting people.
James and Tammy Ludlow are the founding and Senior Pastors of Eastpointe Church and parents to 4 incredible adult children; Caleb, Hayden, Gavin and Ellyanah. Before planting the church in 2004, they had served several years together in youth ministry in Olympia and Tacoma, Washington. Later, God put it upon their hearts to start a church and to see East Pierce County impacted by the love of God. They dream of lives transformed and empowered to impact others. James has a Bachelor of Arts in Communication, a Masters in Theological Studies and is currently working towards receiving a Doctorate in Intercultural Studies. Tammy has a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and is currently working toward receiving a Masters in Counseling.
Associate Pastor, Kingdom Life School Director
Sue was born and raised in the PNW with her husband, Randy. She has three adult children and three grandchildren. Sue has been serving on staff since the beginning of Eastpointe, in 2004. She loves spending time with family and vacationing on warm beaches. She is passionate about seeing lives transformed as people learn to walk in the revelation of their identity in Jesus.
Community & Communications Director
Bree was born and raised in Orange County, California, and moved to the PNW with her husband Tyler in 2016. She has been a part of our Eastpointe family for 7 years and recently came on staff in 2022. She is passionate about empowering and encouraging people to be who God created them to be and she believes that biblical community is an essential part of our discipleship to Jesus.
Tiffany was born and raised in Western WA. She married her high school sweetheart, Matt, in 2004 and they have five kids who they live with in Yelm. Tiffany has been a part of the Eastpointe family for 3 years and joined the staff as our Children’s Director in the fall of 2022. She has a heart for children and believes that children should be given a regular opportunity to encounter Jesus. She believes if we teach children about the Father’s love and their identity in Christ, we will see a generation who live in the freedom of who God created them to be.
Executive DirectorStuart grew up in Fairbanks, Alaska in a Missionary family and moved to the PNW in 1998. He has served as church staff for most of the last 30 years, joining the Eastpointe staff in 2012. He is enthusiastic about handling the various administrative details of the church so the pastoral staff can concentrate on ministering to people rather than dealing with paperwork.
David and Angie Perez served as co-pastors in Mexico for over 20 years. They are passionate about serving the Lord through the local church. They have three children, who are their first and most precious ministry. Their hearts burn to serve the Lord and the community in whatever is required. Their greatest desire is to serve the Lord together with their children. (Joshua 24:15)
The Union (Youth) Director
Tim was born and raised in Washington. He is married to his beautiful wife, Hannah, and together, they have 5 children. Tim has been a part of the Eastpointe Family since 2008 and absolutely loves his church. In 2021, Tim took on the role of Youth Pastor. He has a heart for the youth and desires to partner with God in raising the next generation of leaders for Christ.
Interim Worship Director
Jared loves Jesus, playing soccer, playing guitar, and going for long walks on the beach (he’s a fun, quirky guy). He began attending Eastpointe in 2017 after he returned from his time at YWAM (Youth With A Mission) in Australia. He’s a fair scone-eating, flannel-wearing Washingtonian. In 2023, Jared stepped into the role of Interim Worship Director. He is passionate about worshipping the Lord and leading others into intimate praise to God.
Josh was born and raised in Washington. He has been married to his wife Allison since 2015 and they have 3 darling little boys. God called him into ministry when he was 17 years old and he has been walking with Jesus ever since. Josh and his family have been a part of our Eastpointe family since 2017. Throughout his time at Eastpointe, he has been serving in our Young Adults Ministry. He is an encourager and a lover of people! He is passionate about developing and leading young adults into deeper intimacy with the Lord.