Pastor Bruce and Karen Van Sickle

Pastor Bruce Van Sickle was born and raised in Longview, Washington. He began church time in the nursery and never stopped going. “I became a Christian when I understood that I did things that were wrong and needed to be forgiven at the ripe old age of 5 through Child Evangelism Fellowship. Even at a young age I shared my faith with others.” A Bi-Centennial graduate of high school, Pastor Bruce ventured off to Seattle Pacific University where he earned a Bachelor of Arts in Music Education, K-12 and a Master of Arts in Church Music and Worship. He met his wife, Karen, at Seattle Pacific and has three children and 5 grandchildren. They have lived in Washington, Oregon, Kansas and now Arizona in their 41 years of marriage and ministry together. Karen serves the church with her passion for playing piano and teaching. Pastor Bruce oversees Worship and Church Planting ministries and part of the Touch Local outreach here at EFC Green Valley.