Now ONE Church on THREE Campuses!
Canyon Creek Church started as a final graduate school project for me. I wrote my masters thesis on how I would pioneer a church and what that church would be like, never in my wildest dreams imagining that I would actually take the leap of faith to do it. I remember believing that there were two ways to pioneer a new church; have another church birth a new church or find 50 radical people that were willing to try something crazy for Jesus and just go for it.
In January of 2004, with the help and support of Cedar Park Church in Bothell, 50 radical people stepped out in faith and Canyon Creek Church began.. We started having informal gatherings at our newly rented office at the Mill Creek Office Park. Those initial gatherings quickly grew to over 100 people and a new meeting place was needed. We rented Heatherwood Middle School and officially launched a service on Sunday, February 9th 2004.
Those initial months were exciting as everything we did was a “first.” We had our first communion, our first baptisms, our first members, our first Easter, and our first BBQ (of many might I add!). By the fall of 2004 we had grown to the point where a second service was a necessity and it was becoming obvious that we would soon need to find a different meeting place for our growing new church. It was May of 2005 when we started meeting in Jackson High School. Our first service at Jackson saw over 300 people gather and worship with us. Then in 2008, we officially bought, remodeled and moved into our first building on Ash Way in Lynnwood.
In February of 2009, Canyon Creek Church celebrated its 5 year birthday, and in the late fall of that year, we purchased 17 acres for our future growth! That was a huge miracle, but didn’t solve our immediate growth needs, so in the January of 2010 the staff of CCC moved offsite and we began our 2nd remodel of the Ash Way building.
With continued, unprecedented growth (and standing room only Sundays) CCC walked right into God’s next miracle for us. In January of 2011 we voted to acquire our current primary Everett / Mukilteo location on 1122 75th St. SW, Everett, 98203 (pictured on link). Part of the miracle of acquiring this building was that, at 3 times the size of Ash Way building, it not only accommodated all of our capacity needs but we got to keep our 17 acres on hwy 9 for our future growth too!
In 2012 we added the Mount Vernon Campus. Map
March 2013 we are adding the Mill Creek / Snohomish Campus at the Performing Arts Center Map
By 2014, we just may be opening a whole new primary campus at our quickly developing property on SR-9 at Cathcart!
The church has seen a lot of changes since our beginning years, but one thing has always stayed the same…. we love South Snohomish county and we desire to see every person begin the journey of following Jesus Christ. We invite you to come and join us as our journey continues and our history unfolds!