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College of Ministry

Dr. John Bangs

Dr. John Bangs

Associate Professor

Pastoral Ministries

  • A.A. Shoreline Community College, 1983
  • LIFE Bible College
  • M.Div. Fuller Theological Seminary, 2000
  • D.Min. George Fox Seminary, 2007


Recently published: The Mother Church: A Church Leader’s Guide to Birthing and Nurturing Thriving New Congregations.


John Bangs completed the Master of Divinity Degree through Fuller Theological Seminary and the Doctor of Ministry, in Leadership and Spiritual Formation, through George Fox Seminary. John has many years of pastoral ministry experience in the Northwest, having served in Music and Associate Pastor roles at Northwest Community Church, Westminster Chapel of Bellevue, and Eastside Foursquare Church. In 2001, John led the planting of Hillside Chapel Community Church in the Novelty Hill area of Redmond, a joint effort between Westminster Chapel and Eastside Foursquare Church. After six years as senior pastor of Hillside, John joined staff and faculty at Northwest University, where he now serves as Associate Professor of Pastoral Ministries. He also serves as Adjunct Associate Professor at Fuller Seminary Northwest, teaching graduate courses in Pastoral Theology, Worship, and Christian Spirituality.