2020 Word For the Year

We believe God is active and present in our lives as followers of Jesus. The theme for 2020 is Love Your Neighborhood. As we love God and love people, He will be faithful to provide all we need in our lives. As we continue our study through the Bible this year, we will deepen our relationship with God and each other as we Love Our Neighbors together in 2020!

Rob Warner

Senior Pastor

Rob was born here in Olympia and graduated from Tumwater High School. Athletics led him to college where he met his wife, Debbie. Rob graduated from Pacific University and entered the business world before coming to faith in Jesus. After a few years, the Warners left their small business and left Olympia to help plant Puyallup Foursquare Church. Rob served as the Associate Pastor for Roger Archer for 6 years.

In 2004, Rob and Debbie left Puyallup and returned to the Olympia area to plant South Sound Foursquare. The Warners have four kids who all graduated from Tumwater. Amanda is married to Nate. Kyle is a graduate of PLU. Josiah and Sarah are both in college. Rob volunteers as a Chaplain for the Tumwater Police Department and the Olympia Fire Department and coaches baseball at Tumwater High School.

Brad Morrill

Administrative Pastor

Brad was born in Barre, Vermont and raised in Manchester, NH. He spent his first 35 years being in the world and of the world. In the spring of 1985 he accepted Jesus as his Savior and his Lord. He started serving in a non-denominational church in Boynton Beach Florida. He married in 1987 and in 1990 his son was born. In 1997 he moved his family to Puyallup, WA. In 2002 his wife went home to be with Jesus. Brad continued to serve the local church at Puyallup Foursquare and then was asked to join Pastor Rob in planting a church in Tumwater, WA.

Brad retired from his career in 2008 and received his Foursquare Ministerial License and has served as Administrative Pastor ever since. Brad re-married in 2008 to Deborah and became stepdad to two awesome young girls. Brad is currently Chaplain of the Olympia Light Riders chapter of the Christian Motorcyclists Association and rides his motorcycle whenever he can.

Chris Allen

Young Adults / Worship / Media Pastor

Chris was born and raised in Sacramento California. He began serving in a local church as a teenager and as an adult ended up in the Worship Arts department for 10 years. In 2006 he married his beautiful wife Jocelyn, and moved to Tumwater WA to serve at SS4. They now have three amazing daughters, Emma, Hailey and Olivia who are getting way too old, way too fast. Chris is a huge Star Wars fan and spends his off time playing video games as much as he can.

Nate Sampson

Youth Pastor

Nate was born and raised in the Olympia/Tumwater area. He graduated from Tumwater High School in 2008 and met Jesus that summer. He moved to Puyallup in 2009 to participate in the Ministry Institute at Puyallup Foursquare church to pursue Jesus’ assignment for his life. After graduating the internship he returned to Tumwater to complete a second year of internship at SS4square under Pastor Chris.

He met Amanda in high school and married her in 2013. Nate is deeply passionate about ministry and is committed to serving his church. In his spare time, he coaches fantasy football and is convinced nobody loves Seattle sports more than he does.

Doug & Cindy Saunders

Childrens' Pastors

Pastor Doug and Cindy have spent most of their lives in the South Sound. They are both from the Pacific Northwest. Doug was raised in Tenino, Washington, while Cindy spent many years of her childhood on the Quinault Indian Reservation where her father was a pastor.

Doug and Cindy were married in 1991 and raised two amazing children, Ashley and Ian. They first entered ministry in 2000 and never looked back. Doug and Cindy enjoy spending time with their family, camping, road trips, and long bicycle rides, enjoying the beautiful area they are blessed to call home.

Lisa Christopher

Women's Pastor

Lisa and her husband Chris are Olympia area natives. Lisa first learned of the wonder working power of Jesus as a preschooler at vacation Bible school. Growing up, she enjoyed school sports and found her home away from home at church youth Bible studies and short term mission trips. Lisa received her nursing degree from South Puget Sound Community College and then graduated from St. Martin’s University along with her husband.

It is their greatest joy and privilege to raise their three children to know and love Jesus. Their family began attending South Sound Foursquare in 2004 when Pastor Rob brought the church plant to Tumwater. Lisa has been leading Ladies’ Ministry since 2006. She also enjoys singing with the church worship team.

Our Core Values

The Word of God

We believe the Bible is the perfect Word of God; alive, active, and relevant for today.

2 Timothy 3:16-17

Unity

We believe we are a team submitted to Jesus Christ and one another.

Philippians 2:2

Transparency

We believe in an atmosphere where relationships are real and genuine.

2 Corinthians 4:1-2

Love

We believe in loving God and loving people.

Luke 10:27

Prayer

We believe in the power of authentic prayer.

Hebrews 4:16

Spiritual Growth

We believe it’s God’s plan to take us from where we are to where we want to be.

Philippians 1:6

Excellence

We believe in giving our best in everything we do.

Colossians 3:23

Worship

We believe that the heart of worship is honoring God with our lives.

Psalm 136:1

Balance

We believe God uses every person’s gifts and abilities to bring balance to His church.

1 Corinthians 14:40

Attitude of Servitude

We believe in serving with the heart of Jesus.

Matthew 20:26

We are a Foursquare church.

While our approach is adaptable, our message is sacred. Jesus is the same yesterday, today and forever. His gospel never changes; its goodness never diminishes. We may go many places. We may not all look the same. But our message stays true to God’s Word.

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