Who We Are

At Creation Church, we are learning to live like Jesus. 

Our Guiding Principles:

Experiencing God

We were created to know God and to experience Him in every part of our life! At Creation Church, we believe God is moving today through His Holy Spirit in people and at Creation Church are learning to recognize how God is moving in our homes, neighborhoods, & workplaces and experience Him there. 

Living in Community

We were created to live in relationship with other people! At Creation Church, we choose to live in intentional relationships in the places God has put us. In our homes, our neighborhoods, our workplaces, and church we live in meaningful community with other people.

Pursuing Personal Growth

We were created to be engaged in the journey of life! At Creation Church, we are committed to taking the next step forward in our relationships with Jesus and our growth as humans in every part of life. No matter where you are in your journey, there is always a next step forward.

Practicing Radical Generosity

We were created to live generous lives! At Creation Church, we view each resource we have been given as a tool meant to make a difference in the world around us. We are generous in how we manage our time, treasures, and talents in order to serve the people God has placed around us.

Meet our Staff


Lead Pastor

Seth has been a Pastor for nearly 20 years serving churches all across the country including churches in Central Oregon, Virginia, Colorado, and California. In 2009, the Waters family led a church plant in San Francisco, CA called Bay Church. Bay Church started with just a handful of people and over 8 years grew into a powerful movement of people passionate about the Revolutionary Love of Jesus. In 2017, God brought the Waters family back from San Francisco to Bend.

Seth and his wife Maria have been married for 17 years and have three precious kiddos, Ella, Levi, and Ian. On their days off, you can find them camping in their RV, swimming, fishing, hiking or exploring somewhere in the great outdoors.

Michael Unruh

Executive Ministries Director

Andrés Otañez

Generations Ministry Director

Tara Edwards

Joni Unruh

Generations Ministry Administrator

Creation Church is part of the International Church of the Foursquare Gospel.