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Our Leadership Team

Ray Noah
Lead Pastor

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Pastor Ray Noah has been the Lead Pastor of Portland Christian Center since 2008. He also founded the Petros Network and has planted 3000+ churches with 400,000+ new believers since 2003. Pastor Ray is passionate about preaching God's Word with clarity and the hope of the local church fully alive in a community.

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Matt Blankenship
Executive Pastor / Adult

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Pastor Matt Blankenship is married to Sarah and they are the proud parents of Hunter and Hayden.  Matt believes that the hope of the world is Jesus preached through the local church and is excited to serve at Portland Christian Center.

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Krystelle Arneson
Music Ministry Associate


Krystelle graduated from the University of Oklahoma with a Masters in Piano Performance & Pedagogy. She is one of our primary Worship Leaders for Sunday services, heads up our graded choirs and is the director of the Fine Arts Academy.

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Tom Cox
High School Pastor


Tom Cox and his wife, Alyssa, along with their two children, Ivy and Violet, joined our staff in May 2016. As a former Youth Pastor and band member of Falling Up, we're excited about the experience and energy he brings to our team.

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Cindy Easton
Hilltop School Administrator

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Terri Eastburn
Women's Ministry Director

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Terri has been attending PCC since 1991. She has served in Women’s Ministry for most of those 20 years. She has a passion for seeing women discover God’s purpose and plan for their lives.

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Michael Freitas
Congregational Care / Young Adults

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Michael has attended PCC for over 8 years and joined the staff in 2018. His heart is about helping people grow in the Lord through discipleship and forming meaningful relationships.

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Laird Halling
Director of Instrumental Music

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Laird has a Bachelor of Music degree from Marylhurst University and has created music for TV, recording projects and church music groups across the country. Laird arranges most of the music we enjoy at PCC.

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Heather Lewandowski
Children's Pastor

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Heather has worked in children’s ministry for fourteen years as a Children’s Pastor. She graduated from Evangel University with a degree in Public Administration and Government (Pre-Law).

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Chip Loop
Worship Pastor


For the past 23 years, Pastor Chip has served four Oregon Assemblies of God churches as Worship Pastor, directing choirs, orchestras, and worship teams, producing seasonal outreach events and leading congregations into the presence of God. 

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Aaron McKee
Middle School Pastor

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Aaron and his wife Noelle have lived in Portland area since 2002. He graduated from Northwest University in 2002 with a Bachelor of Youth Ministries and joined the PCC staff in 2006.


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Linda Noah
Communications Pastor / Petros Network

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Linda has been a pastor, senior executive, leadership development specialist and seminar leader for individuals, businesses and churches for over 20 years. She is passionate about helping people grow.

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Hiro Noda
Japanese Fellowship Church Pastor

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Pastor Hiro has ministered faithfully to Japanese speaking people for two decades in the Portland area. He has a Master of Divinity degree from George Fox University.

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James Polits
Technical Arts Pastor

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James has attended PCC for more than 14 years. He graduated from George Fox University with a BA in Sociology. He is passionate about using the visual medium as a ministry tool.

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Rod and Huyen Rider
Singles Ministry Pastor(s)

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Pastor Rod and Huyen's ability to create a warm and growing environment allows singles in their 30's and 40's to connect with each other and connect with God!

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