Emerald City Community Seventh-day Adventist Church

To reach Seattle with the Christ-centered message of hope and wholeness

Our Pastors and Staff

Pastor EuGene Lewis, Lead Pastor





EuGene Lewis has been leading people to Christ since the age of twelve and has been in
pastoral ministry since 1984. He served as associate pastor of Oakwood University Church in Huntsville, Alabama for two years and Senior Pastor of Spokane East Central and Pasco Ephesus churches (district) for six years. Presently, Pastor Lewis serves as Senior Pastor of Emerald City Community Seventh-day Adventist Church since 1994.

Pastor Lewis is a native of Omaha, Nebraska. His professional career started out as a guard for the United States Airforce Basketball team. After four championships, four scoring titles, and nine years of service he separated from the USAF. Upon separation, he studied at Oakwood University receiving a bachelor’s degree in theology and Andrew University, where he earned a Master in Pastoral Ministry.

An effective communicator of God’s Word, Pastor Lewis is widely known for his practical and dynamic teaching style which helps people apply the timeless truths of Scripture to their everyday lives.

He and his wife, Johnnette (Pye), have been married since 1977. They are the proud parents of two adult children and one grandson, EuGene JM, Alexander, and Brandon.


Pastor Ulric Hetsberger, Associate Pastor




Pastor Hetsberger was born to Ulric and Claire Hetsberger in beautiful Georgetown, Guyana. He left Guyana at the age of eight, and moved to sunny Barbados and graduated from Louis Lynch High School at the age of fifteen. It was in Barbados, he gave his heart to God and was baptized. Pastor Hetsberger then moved to Maryland and pursued a degree in Business Finance. It was at the age of seventeen, he felt the call of God upon his life to become a minister and promptly changed his major to theology, at the Columbia Union College (now Washington Adventist University). He matriculated at the famed Oakwood University for a year and returned to Columbia Union College to finish his degree in theology and continued his academic growth at Andrews University, completing his Masters of Divinity in 2005. Pastor Hetsberger has had the honor to serve as conference director in the departments of Community Service, Stewardship, Family Life and Personal Ministries ​​in the Bermuda Conference of Seventh-day Adventists. Pastor Hetsberger is happily married to the love of his life, Ruth Barnum. She is a distinguished educator. They are parents of twin daughters, Elizabeth and Grace.  He is passionate about leading souls to God and preaching the Word. His motto is: “Service, service, service. Service to God and service to man.”


Tamisha Hunter, Secretary




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