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Our pastoral staff at Spokane First Church works under the leadership of Sr. Pastor Bill Vaughn to promote the vision and mission of our church, reaching the lost for Christ. Our staff’s regular office hours are 9:00 am to 4:00 pm, but they are encouraged to spend the majority of their time bonding and building relationships outside of the church building. If you would like to schedule a time to meet one of our staff, contact the church office.

Bill Vaughn, Senior Pastor


Fun Facts: I worked for an exterminating company in college.  I had to crawl under the building to exterminate termites.  However, that was always a challenge when you would see a pair of eyes staring back at you.

Starbucks Drink: Strawberry and Cream Frappuccino

Education/Training: BA from Southern Nazarene University and an MA from Norwich University.

Favorite thing about Spokane First Church:  My favorite thing is the variety of ages. The programs and services that the church provides.

My First Job: Working for a demolition company.

My Favorite Books: I love books written by James Patterson, Vince Flynn, and John Grisham.  My favorite book is the Bible.

Restaurants I Can’t Get Enough Of:  Famous Dave’s Bar-B-Que, In-N-Out, and Cold Stone Creamery.

Favorite Movies: “Mr. Magorium’s Wonder Emporium” and “Princess Bride”.

TV Shows: “Biggest Loser” and the “Andy Griffith Show”.

Music: Newsboys and Downhere.

Life Verse: “And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose.” Romans 8:28

History with Spokane First Church: I came to Spokane First Church in September 2008 as Sr. Pastor.

My Hobbies: Running, reading, and collecting 100yr old baseball cards.

Danene Vaughn, Pastor of Ministry Development

Danene3Starbucks Drink:  Nonfat hot chocolate with whipped cream and extra chocolate or java chip frappuchino.

My Education/Training:  BS Elem. Ed., Mid America Nazarene University, Olathe, KS

My First Job:  DQ (Dairy Queen)  I left after two weeks; I couldn’t make the curl on the ice cream cones!

My Favorite Books:  Max Lucado, Henri Nouwen, James Patterson.

Restaurants I Can’t Get Enough Of:  Famous Dave’s, Jim & Nick’s, In-N-Out Burger, Melting Pot, Ruth’s Chris

Movies:  Chick flicks and “blow stuff up” movies; “Legally Blonde”, “Sweet Home Alabama”

TV Shows:  CSI shows, “Andy Griffith Show”

Music:  Too many to list!

History with Spokane First Church:  We’ve been here since September, 2008

GaryGary Woodroof, Worship Arts Pastor

Fun Facts: I’m a Friday Night Seating Host/Usher at Safeco Field, Home of the Seattle Mariners.  I can stand on my head indefinitely… 🙂

Starbucks Drink: Tall Americano with room

My Education/Training: In 1980 I received my B.A. in Music Education from Northwest Nazarene University.  I received my M.S.T. (Masters in Choral Conducting) from Portland State University in 1989.  I am also an Ordained Deacon in the Church of the Nazarene since 2006.

My Favorite Thing About Spokane First: Celebration Choir, Worship Teams and Praise Bands, Sound and Media Team, and a loving congregation.

My First Job: Lawn Care and Neighborhood Newspaper Route

My Favorite Books: The Bible and the Mitford Series.

Restaurants I Can’t Get Enough Of: Clinkerdagger, Twigs, Prospector’s, Cracker Barrell, Didiers, Wall St. Diner, and Frank’s Diner.

Movies: “Game Plan”, “Facing the Giants”, “Blind Side”, “What About Bob”, and “Little Women”.

TV Shows: “Gilligan’s Island”, “Get Smart”, and “Dragnet”.  Some of my favorite sports to watch are the Mariners, the Seahawks, NFL, all College Sports, Football and basketball particularly.

Music: I love all musical styles except “Heavy Metal.”  Classical, Jazz, all Sacred music (traditional and contemporary.)

History with Spokane First Church of the Nazarene: I came to Spokane 1st Church in August, 2003.

Hope Terhaar, Children’s Pastor

Shawn Stevenson, Pastor of Student Ministries and Discipleship