At Alpine our goal is simple: we want to help you pursue God. It doesn’t matter where you are on that journey: whether you’re still trying to figure out what you believe about God or if you’ve been a Christian for years, we want to help you take the next step. Join us at one of our locations this Sunday.
WE BELIEVE GOD IS ON YOUR SIDE
Many people grow up with the belief that God is against them. They think of God as an angry parent or disapproving teacher. The Bible teaches us that God loves us and goes to great lengths to have a relationship with us.
THE BIBLE IS OUR GUIDE
We live in a world with many competing voices that are trying to point us to the truth. In a confusing world, there is only one sure guide: the Bible. We believe that the Bible is uniquely the Word of God. It speaks to everyone of us about God’s message of hope for our lives.
FULL-CIRCLE FOLLOWERS OF GOD
At Alpine, we want you to go Full-Circle. This means that we want to see every Alpiner: trust in Jesus in every area of their lives, honor God in every area of their lives, and help others pursue God. You’ll hear us talk about going Full-Circle a lot.
PURSUE GOD AT YOUR OWN PACE
We’d love to have you check out a service at one of our locations. Feel free to come and just listen for a while, or ask any questions you might, or even jump in and get connected. If you have kids, bring them. They’ll love our Kids Church.
We believe that a pursuit of God really develops through conversation. Unfortunately, in a church service with 100-300 people, we can’t all share our perspective. So, we offer small groups and mentoring relationships to help you through questions of faith or with everyday practical life issues.
New to Alpine? Find out what to expect at one of our Sunday worship services:
Since our beginning, Alpine Church has been all about helping people pursue God. We started in a backyard and today God has blessed us with 9 campuses throughout Utah. But our mission hasn’t changed.
Alpine Church began in the summer of 2001 in the backyard of Bryan and Tracy Dwyer. Our first public church service was held on September 9, 2001 and 104 people showed up! The church grew steadily and in 2007 we moved into our Riverdale location.
But our church isn’t about buildings. It’s about people being transformed by the love of God in Jesus Christ. The heartbeat of our church is made up of Alpiners, regular Christians, involved in mentoring relationships, following the model that Jesus gave us.
From the beginning, God had given us the vision of being one church that meets in multiple locations. In 2008, we started our second location in Layton, and through God’s grace have added locations throughout Utah.
We are a church that’s beliefs are grounded in the Bible. And everything we do as a church is meant to glorify Jesus Christ. At the same time, we try and focus our beliefs on the main issues in the Bible, which you’ll find below.
The Bible +
We believe the Bible, composed of the sixty-six books of the Old and New Testaments, is inspired, authoritative, and infallible in its original manuscripts. It is, therefore, the only complete and final authority in faith and life. (2 Tim. 3:16-17; 2 Pet. 1:19-2; John 17:17; Romans 3:4; John 20:30-31; Matt. 24:35).
We believe in a sovereign, triune God. By His power He spoke the world into existence. God alone is self-determined, self-governed, and self-sufficient. He is eternally existent in three persons: God the Father, God the Son, and God the Holy Spirit. Each possesses all the attributes of deity. All are equal in power and glory. (Rom. 1:18-20; John 1:18; 1 Cor. 2:16; Deut. 6:4; Matt. 3:16-17; 28:19; Isa. 46:10).
Jesus Christ +
We believe Jesus Christ was, is, and always will be the Son of God. He was born of a virgin, lived a sinless life, performed many signs and wonders, died on a cross, and rose from the dead in a glorified body. He ascended to the right hand of God the Father where He continually makes intercession for His people. At the appointed time He will come again to earth to consummate God’s plan in salvation history. (Matt. 1:20-23; John 1:1,2; Rom. 3:24, 25; Rom. 8:34; Phil 2:5-10; 2 Cor. 5:21; Heb. 1:1-3; Heb. 7:25).
The Holy Spirit +
We believe in the Holy Spirit’s effective role in God’s plan for His Kingdom. Without the influence of the Holy Spirit no one can participate in Kingdom Life. The Spirit’s first (and necessary) work is in conversion: to enlighten sinners and awaken them to their need for a Savior. At the point of salvation the Holy Spirit immediately indwells believers and begins empowering them to live to please God. The Spirit also gives them a new identity, assuring them of their proper standing with God. (John 14:16,17,26; 16:7-15; Rom. 8:9; 1 Cor. 3:16; 6:19; Gal. 5:22-26; Eph. 1:13-14).
We believe God created mankind in His own image. At the beginning of human history, however, man chose to disobey the sovereign God and so brought sin onto the earth. All people everywhere have since been born into this sinful nature and are subject to God’s righteous judgment: death and eternal separation from Himself. (Gen. 1:26; Gen. 3; Rom. 3:23; 6:23; Jer. 17:9; John 3:18; Eph. 2:1-3).
We believe God’s plan from the beginning of time was to be in relationship with all people. Since sin makes that relationship impossible for everyone, God established a way to credit righteousness. He accepts Jesus Christ’s death on the cross as a payment for the sin of humanity. Those who repent of their sin and believe in God’s work are forgiven and restored to relationship with God. This is salvation, and it is God’s work from beginning to end, so that we are saved purely by grace. (Eph. 2:8-9; Titus 3:4-7; John 3:16-17; Rom. 3:24-26; 2 Cor. 5:17; Rom. 8:1; 1 John 5:11-13; John 1:12).
The Church +
We believe in one true universal church, comprised of all who genuinely acknowledge the message of the gospel of God’s grace through Jesus Christ. This church, we believe, has many valid local expressions and denominations. God through the Holy Spirit equips every believer with spiritual gifts for the edification of the body of Christ. Mature believers recognize this and participate in God’s work alongside other followers of Christ. (1 Cor. 12:12; Eph. 1:22-23; Eph. 2:19-22; Phil. 1:1; Acts 2:42; Acts 1:8; Matt. 28:19-20; 1 Cor. 11:23-26).
We believe that Scripture affirms two ordinances in the church: water baptism and communion. Mature believers participate in both sacraments. (Matt. 28:19; Acts 8:35-39; Rom. 6:1-5; Luke 22:19-20; Acts 20:7; 1 Cor. 11:23-26).
Kingdom Life +
“Sanctification” describes the maturing process, guided and enabled by the Holy Spirit, in a believer’s life. The standard for this process is derived from the Bible and informed and interpreted through reason, tradition, and experience. Where Scripture gives clear directives we submit ourselves wholly to its teachings. Where it is silent we extract timeless principles that apply to our situation and seek to live responsibly. We do not, however, bind the conscience of other believers in areas of spiritual or cultural ambiguity. (Rom. 12:1-2; 1 Pet. 1:13-16; 1 Thess 4:1-8; Col. 3:17; Matt. 5:13-16; Eph. 2:10; Gal. 6:9-10).
Eternal Destiny +
We believe every person’s eternal destiny is sealed at the moment of death. God knows those who are His own. Those who have accepted His free grace through Jesus Christ will live forever to glorify Him. Unbelievers will be judged with righteousness and separated forever from His presence. (2 Cor. 5:6-10; Luke 23:40-43; Phil. 1:23; John 5:29; Luke 16:22-28; Matt. 25:46; 1 Cor. 15:51-55; Heb. 9:27-28; Rev. 22:3-5; Rev. 1:17-18)
We believe that God has called everyone in the church to be part of the work of the ministry. Our church staff equips the church for that ministry and provides vision for where God is leading us.
Ross has been with Alpine Church since 2011. Along with weekly preaching, he is also a contributing editor to pursueGOD.org and provides leadership vision for Alpine Church. Ross has a Master of Divinity from Trinity Evangelical Divinity School and a Doctorate of Ministry from Salt Lake Theological Seminary. Ross and his wife Sally have been married since 2014 and have five adult children between the two of them.
Scott has been at Alpine since 2007, and serves as the Executive Lead Pastor of the church. He oversees the lead pastors, the church staff, and the teaching team. Originally from Long Beach, Ca., Scott received his Master of Divinity from Western Seminary. Scott married his high school sweetheart, Melanie, in 2003, and God has blessed them with four kids and one dog.
Chris has been a part of Alpine Church since 2002. He has served in numerous roles at Alpine over the years including: youth pastor, campus pastor, and worship leader. A native of Utah, Chris graduated from North Central University and Moody Bible College. He and his wife, Breeann, have three kids.
Bryan serves on the teaching team as well as leading the vision team and serving as the head of pursueGOD.org, our resource website. He and his wife Tracy moved from Naperville, IL to Utah and started Alpine Church in the fall of 2001. Bryan has a Master of Evangelism and Discipleship from Wheaton College. He and Tracy have been married since 1998 and have two kids.
Dave joined Alpine Church in 2015 and serves as a part of the teaching team. He also works alongside the Lead Pastors to provide support and encouragement. He has a Master of Divinity in Practical Theology from Talbot Seminary and did doctoral work at Phoenix Seminary, AZ. He has been married to his wife Patty for 30 years and they have three children.
Ashton has been with Alpine for seven years now and is one of our worship directors. He has a Bachelor's from George Fox University and graduated from the Hillsong International Leadership College where he studied Leadership, Worship Arts and Biblical Studies. He and his wife Jesseca have been married since 2018.
Melanie has been a part of the Alpine family since 2007 when she and her husband Scott joined our team. She has faithfully served our church in many capacities and in 2017 became our Outreach Director. She oversees how Alpine cares about our local communities and missionary partners around the world. She and Scott have four kids at home.
Jason and his wife, Lacie, came to faith in Jesus through the ministry of Alpine Church. A passionate follower of Jesus from day one, Jason started immediately helping with youth and worship. In 2017, joined our staff to serve as our youth pastor. He and Lacie have two boys. A native of Utah, Jason loves being able to tell young people about God’s love for them through Jesus Christ.
Tim serves as a worship director at Alpine. He oversees worship at the Riverdale and Syracuse campuses, as well as providing sound support for the church. A native of Utah, Tim is from Cache Valley. Tim and his wife, Christie, have two girls.
Care Ministries Director
Tracy has been a part of Alpine since the beginning when she and her husband Bryan held the first service in their backyard. Since then she has served Alpine as our Care Ministries Director to help enrich marriages and families. She is also a contributing editor to our resource website pursueGOD.org and gives oversight to our Kids church curriculum. Tracy has been happily married to Bryan for 20 years and has two kids.
Business Office Administrator
Courtney started attending Alpine with her husband Brian in 2010. Today, they are part of the Brigham City campus and she serves as the business office administrator. Courtney graduated from Weber State University, and she and Brian have three kids.
Jake joined the team in 2013 and oversees Alpine's visual identity and communication, as well as our media teams. He also teaches monthly and contributes to our kids curriculum at pursueGODkids.org. Jake has a B.S. in Business/Multimedia Technology from Weber State University. He married his college sweetheart, Zoe, in 2016 and they have two dogs at home.
Communications Assistant/Youth Coordinator
Kelly became part of Alpine Church in 2016 as a youth leader at our Layton campus. In 2017, Kelly came on staff as our Youth Coordinator and Communications Assistant. She oversees our youth ministry alongside our youth pastor and works with our Lead Pastors to manage our website, app, bulletins and social media. Kelly is currently studying Communications at Weber State University.
PAULA VAN ENGEN
Paula serves as the business manager at Alpine. She has been part of the church since 2006. Paula’s husband, Gerrod, is the lead pastor of Alpine Church Layton. She’s passionate about helping women pursue God.
Lead Pastor - Syracuse
Shawn serves as the Lead Pastor of our Syracuse campus. He has been with Alpine since 2016 and served as our youth pastor before the launch of the Syracuse campus. Shawn has a B.S. in Communications from Simpson University in Redding, Ca. Shawn and his wife Misti have been married since 2002. They are proud parents of 3 wonderful children.
Lead Pastor - Logan
John joined the Alpine team in 2017 to serve as the lead pastor of Alpine Church Logan. He started attending the church in college, then called Maranatha Baptist Church. John is a graduate of Utah State University and is married to Rhonda. They have four kids. He also coaches football at Mountain Crest High School.
Lead Pastor - West Haven
Joel became the Lead Pastor of our West Haven campus in 2018. He started at Alpine Church in 2012 and served as Alpine’s Worship Development Director to lead, support, and equip our worship teams. Joel graduated from Weber State with a degree in Music and a Master’s degree from Western Seminary. He and his wife Jordan have one daughter, Jane.
Lead Pastor - Latino
Rene serves as the lead pastor for our Latino campuses in Riverdale and Logan. He and his wife, Jenni, are passionate about making disciples, particularly among the Spanish-speaking community in Utah. They have three children.
Lead Pastor - Desert Edge
Carl became a part of Alpine Church in 2017 when our Desert Edge campus became a part of the Alpine family. He graduated from Toccoa Falls College, with a B.S. in Christian Education and he has a Master’s degree in Pastoral Studies. Carl planted Desert Edge Church in Huntington, Utah. He and and his wife Jodi have been serving at Desert Edge for 20 years. Together Carl and Jodi have three children and eight grandchildren.
Lead Pastor - Riverdale
Jeff became the Lead Pastor of our Riverdale campus in 2019. Originally from Illinois, he graduated from Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary in Kansas with a Master of Divinity. There he met his wife Bethany and together they served the people of Kansas in ministry for 16 years. They have been married since 2003 and have three children.
Lead Pastor - Brigham City
Eric came on staff at Alpine in 2017 as the Lead Pastor of our Brigham City campus. In 2015 Eric received a Certificate of Bible and Theology Studies and a Certificate of Practical Ministry from CB Matrix. Eric and his wife, Krystal, have a background in addiction and recovery and are passionate about seeing lives transformed by Jesus. They have been a part of Alpine since 2005 and have 3 sons.
GERROD VAN ENGEN
Lead Pastor - Layton
Gerrod has been a part of Alpine since 2006 and came on staff in 2008 as Lead Pastor when we launched our Layton Campus and is currently our interim Lead Pastor at at our Riverdale Campus. Before coming on our pastoral team, Gerrod and his wife Paula owned and operated their own window covering business in California and Utah for nearly 20 years. Gerrod and Paula have been married for 20 years and have three boys.