ASSOCIATE PASTOR / MARRIAGE / LIFE GROUPS

ART  BENDER

art@m4church.com    360.651.1110

Art and his wife, Elizabeth, have a passion for the restoration of marriages and serving with international missions.  They have served in multiple South East Asia countries, bringing the light and love of Christ to lands that are darker and oppressive.  Their mission is to see marriages restored and reconciled, giving hope where many would say there is no return.

They just celebrated our 25th Anniversary and quote:

"It is a testimony of Jesus’ love and His pursuit of us to live bold, vulnerable lives for Him, considering pornography nearly destroyed our marriage within the first year.  He is a God of reconciliation and restoration!"

Art is a 24-year retired veteran, served in 3 branches the military (Air Force, Army and Navy) and held many occupations such as Mandarin-Chinese Linguist, Military Police Officer and Career Counselor.  He also graduated from Grand Canyon University with a Master’s in Business Administration.

RANDOM FACTS:

HOBBIES:

• Video Gaming

• Woodworking

• Quilting

• Leatherwork

TEAM COFFEE or TEAM TEA:

• COFFEE  "The Bolder the Better" - Art

FAVORITE FOOD:

• Spam fried rice

FAVORITE DRINK:

• Coca-Cola

FAVORITE WORSHIP SONG:

• O Come to the Altar

• Linger

• Your Love is Extravagant

FAVORITE SPORT:

• Video Games

FAVORITE THING ABOUT NATURE:

• "The majesty of Mt. Rainier." - Art

Oddly Relatable Truth:

• "I love eating gummy bears while playing video games." - Art

Sunday 9 & 11am  

11911 State Avenue Marysville, WA 98270

360.651.1110 

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