Meet The Planters

Ryan and Makyla grew up in a town very similar to Granite Falls. In highschool, Ryan felt a calling from God to plant churches that are on fire for Jesus. He pursued this calling by receiving a Bachelor's degree in Pastoral Ministry from Northwest Christian University, and Ryan began interning at Waypoint Community Church. 

During his senior year of college, he spent 6 months as a youth pastor at Creswell Faith Center where he reconnected with his beautiful bride Makyla. The two had known each other in school, but had never thought of each other in a romantic way until God brought them together. They married in October of 2018 and moved in August of 2019 to a suburb on the east side of Seattle named Issaquah to continue the dream of Church Planting. 

Having learned more about the Seattle area, Ryan and Makyla bought a house in Granite Falls, a small town an hour north of Seattle. Granite Falls has seen unprecedented growth over the past few years, with hundreds of families moving to the area. Ryan and Makyla feel certain that God has called them to this area to reach these new families and they are praying that revival will break out. Mayzie Loucille Bates was added to the family on October 3rd, 2021, and they are expecting a little boy in February of 2023!

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