About Us

Life gets overwhelming, but we have found the way to true life and peace of mind through a growing relationship with Jesus. The drive behind everything we do is helping people experience Jesus; his love, forgiveness and hope. We believe we have only just begun to make the impact God has placed us in this community to make. We can't wait for you to be a part of the next chapter in our story.

Our mission

Open Life believes that every person has access to the gift of true life and peace of mind through a growing relationship with Jesus. In response, followers of Jesus demonstrate the love of God to the world around us through our words and actions.

Our three practices


You can experience more from life by connecting with God and others.  Relationships are at the center of everything in life, and a key to the DNA of Open Life.


Add fulfillment to your life by bringing into focus opportunities to serve others above yourself.  Open Life will guide you to experience Jesus by serving God and others.


You have something to share with God and others.  Your life has meaning and purpose.  Open Life will guide you into discovering your unique purpose and how you can bless the community around you through that gift.

Meet our pastors

Thad & dana huff

Founding/Lead Pastors

Thad and Dana Huff are the founding and lead pastors of Open Life. They have twin girls who are in University, a daughter finishing up middle school and a son finishing up elementary school (Joslyn, Jenna, Jaiden & Preston).  They lead by example in loving people as Jesus would in every area of their lives. 

8 We loved you so much that we were delighted to share with you not only the gospel of God but our lives as well, because you had become so dear to us.
- 1 Thessalonians 2:8 (NIV84)

our story

Open Life has been present with the community since it began in the Regal Theater on January 10, 2010.  We began with a dream to be a benefit to the community while we reached people who needed Jesus right from the center of culture.  

open life timeline


Open Life launches in Regal Theater


In the fall Open Life partners with Liberty Ridge Elementary and the Bonney Lake food bank for the very first Community Big Give in Bonney Lake.


Open Life moves to Victor Falls for a few months, but due to the floors going bad we are the first church to be allowed to rent the Bonney Lake High School Commons.

open life timeline


Open Life celebrates 10 years and moves into the Performing Arts Center for 8 weeks before the COVID-19 pandemic closes all rental spaces in our community for 13 months.


Open Life purchases the Finn Hall in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic with the goal of renovating it to be a ministry center and community event space.

the culture

We Help People Experience Jesus

The drive behind everything we do is helping people experience Jesus; his love, forgiveness and hope. We help people experience Jesus through our lives.
How are you helping people experience Jesus?

We're Uncomplicated

We keep things simple so people have space to do life with those around them and remain present with their community.
Do you have margin in your life?

We're Genuine

We don’t pretend, ignoring the realities of life. We walk through life with each other embracing both the mess and the good life brings.
Is your life free from facade?

We're Present With Our Community

We do life shoulder to shoulder with those around us. We show up when opportunities arise, and live visibly active along side our community. You can’t lead those you don’t know, love and serve.
How are you active within the culture around you?

We're Generous

Considering the needs of others above ourselves is key in experiencing a life that is truly worth living. Going above expectations in meeting the needs of others is a risk we are quick to pursue.
Are you unselfishly giving your time and resources?

We Have Fun

We intentionally and intuitively create a culture of fun in order to love life to the full.
Are you having fun?

You're invited
Bonney Lake High School's Performing Arts Center 

the core beliefs

The core beliefs are intended to be the foundation for what we teach, how we live and the lens we experience life through.

The Bible - God speaking to all people

The Bible is the Owners Manual for Life. It was written by human authors under the supernatural guidance of the Holy Spirit. Because it was inspired by God, the Bible is truth without mixture of error and completely relevant to our daily lives.
(2 Timothy 3:15-17, I Thessalonians 2:13, 2 Peter 1:21)

There is one true God

God is called by many different names because of the different dimensions of His personality, but God is one. God is super-dimensional and eternally self-existent. God is omniscient, omnipresent, and omnipotent. He is the creator of the heavens and the earth. While God is one, He has revealed Himself in three persons: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.
(Deuteronomy 6:4, John 8:54-59, Genesis 1-2, Matthew 28:19)

Man Sinned

Man was created in perfection, in the image of God. However, by a voluntary act of the will, Adam and Eve disobeyed God. That first sin had several ripple effects. Man was excommunicated from the garden of Eden, a curse was pronounced, the process of physical death began, and man died spiritually. Sin separated humankind from God and left man in what is referred to as a fallen or sinful condition.
(Genesis 1:26, Genesis 3:6, Genesis 3:23, Genesis 3:14-19, Genesis 2:17, Romans 5:12-19, Ephesians 2:11-18,Romans 3:23)

Man Saved

There is one way to be saved; Jesus. Jesus is God’s solution to man’s problems…He initiated it, we are the recipients of it. Jesus died on the cross to pay for what our sins deserved. He offers each of us a way out for our sins and wants us to become children of God. When we put our faith in Jesus our sins are forgiven and forgotten.
(John 14:6, John 3:16, I Peter 2:24, Hebrews 9:26, John 1:12, 1 Corinthians 6:19, Revelation 3:5, Philippians 3:20-21,John 3:16, Galatians 4:4-7, Hebrews 8:12)

Jesus is the Son of God

Jesus is the Son of God. The Scripture declares his virgin birth; His sinless life; His miracles; His taking our sin upon Himself through death on the cross; His bodily resurrection from the dead; and His exaltation to the right hand of God.
(Matthew 1:18-23, Hebrews 7:26, 1 Peter 2:22, 1 John 3:4,5, Acts 2:22; 10:37-38, 2 Corinthians 5:21, 1 Peter 2:24, 1 Corinthians 15:4, Matthew 28:1-6, 1 Corinthians 15:4, Acts 1:9,11, Philippians 2:9-11)

The Holy Spirit

His presence assures us of our relationship with Christ. He guides believers into all truth, and exalts Christ. He convicts people of their sin, God’s righteousness, and the coming judgment. He comforts us, is our power to witness, gives us spiritual fruit; making us more like Christ; empowering us to build His church.
(Genesis 1:2, Psalms 51:11; 139:7, Isaiah 61:1-3, Joel 2:28-32, Mark 1:10, Luke 1:35; 4:1; 11:13; 12:12, John 15:26;16:7-14, Acts 1:8; 2:1-4; 13:2, Romans 8:9-11, 14-16, 26-27, 1 Corinthians 3:16, Ephesians 1:13-14, 2 Peter 1:21,Galatians 5:22-23, 1 Corinthians 12:1-11, 1 Corinthians 14:26-33)

The Church

The Church is the body of Christ and has a three-fold purpose: To share Jesus with the world, to worship God, and to equip individuals for ministry.
(1 Corinthians 12:12-27, Acts 1:8, Mark 16:15-16, 1 Corinthians 12:13, Ephesians 4:11-16, 1 Corinthians 12:28, 14:12)


There will be a day when the dead will be resurrected and judged. Those whose names are written in the Book of Life will be resurrected and stand at the judgment seat of Christ to be rewarded for their good deeds. Everyone whose name is not found written in the Book of Life, along with the devil and his angels, will be consigned to everlasting punishment in the lake of fire. Choosing to follow Jesus results in your name being written in the Book of Life.
(Matthew 25:31-46, Romans 2:1-9, 1 Corinthians 4:5, Revelation 20:11-15)