BIO FOR GREG HANSEL I have been attending CBSR for about 31 years and have been a member for 26 years. I have been a licensed General Contractor for nearly 38 years. I have been married to Denise Hansel for nearly 42 years and we have two grown children and three grandchildren. I have served in several ministries at CBSR over the years, such as: Usher, Altar Prayer, Sunday School van driver, Sunday School teacher, Boys Club teacher, Vacation Bible School teacher, J.C. Generation helper, Deacon Board for 19 years, Deacon Board President for 3 years, Building Committee Chair for approx. 10 years. In addition, I was the General Contractor for the major renovation and remodel that CBSR underwent in 2004-2005. I gave my life to the Lord as a boy, when a Sunday School teacher led me to accept salvation, as I was delivering newspapers and re-dedicated my life in 1991. I was baptized at CBSR in 1994 and have been filled with the Spirit. My desire is to follow where the Lord leads me.
BIO FOR NELSON HUMISTON Growing up the youngest of 8 children in a military family, I had lived in several locations before reaching the age of 5 when we settled in Spokane, WA. The constant moving and numerous siblings made for a very tight knit family. My mother was a religious woman, and God has always been a center in my life. In 1981 at the age of 18, I met the woman that would become my wife a year later. After four years, we welcomed our first son, followed by our second son 18 months later. In 1989, I happened upon Church by the Side of the Road and found my new family. In the late 1990s, under the guidance of Pastor Dennis Sawyer, I became a member. Currently, I live with my wife in Tukwila. I have been an active member of a men’s accountability group with other men in the church for many years. I have also participated in other ministries over the years such as children’s church, prayer ministry, and ushering, not to mention having won several Summer BBQ awards with my spicy yet tasty ribs I strive every day to show those I come in contact with what a true Christian is with my actions and my words, and constantly think of ways to share the love of Jesus.
BIO FOR WILLIAM JAMES, Ph. D., SUDP, LMHC I became a member of CBSR in June, 2017. Prior to that, I was a member & trustee of Mt. Zion Baptist Church, for 32 years. I currently work as a Student Assistance Specialist for the Tukwila School District. I am a Licensed Mental Health Counselor and Substance Use Disorder Professional. I am also the Executive Director for the Community Counseling Institute, in Tacoma, as well as serving on other boards and committees. I was baptized at the age of one year, at St. Patrick’s Catholic Church and have felt the presence of the Holy Spirit my whole life. I have been married to Dr. Cleo Molina for 33 years and we have five grown children. Dr. Molina is a member of St. Therese Catholic Church, in Seattle. Since joining CBSR, I have become a member of the Capital Campaign Committee and also a member of the Constitutional Review Committee.
BIO FOR PATRICK MCCAIN My name is Patrick McCain. I have been a member at CBSR for 2 years. I have been in Seattle for 5 years. I am married for 35 years to Karen McCain. We have one adult child, Lafayette, living in Miami, Fl. Since being at CBSR, I have served in the Music Ministry, in the Men’s Ministry, and regularly attend Sunday School and Bible Study. Before I joined CBSR, I attended Mount Zion Baptist Church and served in the Music Ministry, Men’s Ministry, and the Team Issachar Mentoring Ministry. I was also served as a Trustee. In the many years prior to moving to Seattle, I have served as a Deacon/Elder, in the Children’s Ministry, in the Sunday School ministry, and in the Bible Study ministry. I was saved at the age of 19 and have been serving since that time in many different churches. The Lord blessed me with a job that he has used to relocate me where he desires me and my family to be. All of my steps have been ordered by the Lord. God has blessed me beyond anything I deserve and continues to surprise me every day. I am so thankful. I live by faith and believe that service and an attitude of humility are the keys to winning souls to Christ. I believe that Christ is the head of the overall church and that pastors are called to shepherd the sheep that are assigned as his/her congregation. We, who are saved, should be serving under our pastor for the same purpose, as this purpose is transmitted to the pastor by God and to us by the pastor.