OUR STORY...

Awake Vancouver started by the Holy Spirit's desire to reach Vancouver in the hearts of a few people in Boise, ID. The church started in spring 2015. It's calling is to see people come to the knowledge of Christ who were once in darkness and become what the Bible calls the body of believers, His church.

Marlon Brown | Lead pastor

It was during Marlon’s first year at a university in Southern California that the Lord really captured his heart. The Lord opened his eyes to the importance of having a real relationship with Jesus instead of just being apart of a religion. After several years of ministry in California and Idaho, God called Marlon and his wife Rebecca to be apart of His work in Vancouver BC. The couple have 5 beautiful children; Judah, Caleb, Eden, Boaz, and Hadassah. This family’s love for one another is only eclipsed by their love for Jesus. In his free time Marlon enjoys; playing "Super Heroes" with his children, playing or coaching soccer, or watching his beloved Lakers on TV. 

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Ryan Chatterton | administrator 

Born and raised in Boise, Idaho, Ryan grew up in a non-religious home. it wasn't until Ryan was a young adult that he first heard the Gospel of Jesus Christ. The truth of the Gospel was liberating to the addictions, and depression he faced in his life. Ryan began to follow Christ, and enrolled in Bible college in Southern California. At college, God began to soften his heart, and Ryan started to develop a deep, and loving relationship with Jesus. Within his first year of marriage, Ryan and his wife, Michelle felt the call of God uprooting their lives to Vancouver, B.C. to assist in a church plant. Ryan enjoys rock climbing, Notre Dame football, the Oklahoma City Thunder, and going on adventures with his wife.

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