First Love Church

Loving, bible based Christian church. Gig Harbor, WA
First Love Church
First Love Church
First Love Church
First Love Church
First Love Church

Who We Are

The vision of First Love Church is to be a Bible-based, Christ-centered church family where love comes first; advancing the Kingdom of God in the power of the Holy Spirit by saving the lost, maturing and equipping believers and releasing people to repeat this process until the glory of God covers the earth as the waters cover the sea.

The pattern of the New Testament is that God adds new believers to local churches where they come into the safety of a healthy Christian community where they can "take root and grow up" into everything He has for them. We encourage Christians to find a local church family where they can be known and belong, rather than to try and "go it alone."

We hope that First Love will be a safe spiritual family where you can become everything that God has in mind for you.

About Us

Vibe
Casual

Programs
Children's Ministry, Youth Group

Music
Passionate Reverent

Denomination
Nondenominational

Size
Medium

Language
English

Founded
2004

Plan Your Visit

Services

Contact

Address
9010 Prentice Ave
Gig Harbor, WA 98332-1033

Phone
(253) 238-6127

Website

Directions
Get directions on Google Maps

Our Services

What are services like?
Bible based, spirit filled teaching.

What is the community like?
We have a loving body of people, wanting to reach out and save the lost.

What if I'm not a Christian?
You are more than welcome.

Leadership View all

Cedric van Duyn

Cedric van Duyn

Cedric van Duyn was born and raised in Durban, South Africa. He was saved at the age of 12 and shortly afterwards started feeling the call of God to devote his life to ministering to Jesus' Bride. In January of 1995 Cedric completed Bible College and began working at Glenridge Church International (Durban, South Africa). Cedric served there for 10 years, leading various groups, teaching & preaching, pastoring, counseling and helping with practical service. Angie van Duyn was born and raised in Los Angeles, California. Raised in the church, she knew from a young age that she wanted to devote her life to the ministry. She served in her local church for many years before leaving to South Africa to pursue mission work. Upon arrival in South Africa she met Cedric and the rest is history. In August of 2004, the van Duyns relocated to Seattle, Washington. In July of 2007 they, along with a great team, planted First Love Church in Gig Harbor. Cedric teaches the Word of God with passion, authority and prophetic insight. He has a shepherd-hearted love for the people of God and lives to see the church mature into the riches of the glorious inheritance of the saints. Angie has been leading worship for 8 years. She has a passion to release the presence of God through worship and she flows in an accurate prophetic anointing. Angie is a joyful and passionate person who loves people and desires to see their gifting's released for the advancement of the Kingdom of God.

What Members Say Add your voice

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  • I have been a Jesus follower for a number of years now, and have recently become a member at First Love Church by Gods direction. My first visit there i knew in my spirit this is where God wanted me, and my wife. When you first walk in the people are so genuinely friendly, and you feel welcomed, not overlooked. When they started Worship and Praise time, you could certainly feel the presence of God, and we spent at least an hour just worshipping, no hurried agenda. When the Pastor preached it was with PASSION and POWER, with Love. It is profoundly good, and awesome teaching, delivered so a new person seeking God could understand it, and is backed up with scripture. It is NOT a social agenda pulpit here. What i came to appreciate deeply is the deep Faith ALL have, a sincere desire to HONOR GOD, and not seeking a title or agenda, just a very loving group who sincerely care about the lost, sick, and abused, to love them like Jesus asks us to, and a sincere desire to help each person grow in their faith walk. Our Pastor is the best Shepherd i have ever met, and does not seek to develop our church based upon his personality, but desires those who have a teachers calling to step up, and gives them a chance to share. I look forward to not only Sundays, but our midweek Bible studies, where the Holy Spirit has done mighty works through our faith during prayer times, and praise and worship times.
  • I've been a christian for 15 plus years and I can honestly say that I've grown more in this church than my entire christian walk in the past! I've been a member at First Love Church for 5 years and love it! I grew up in the Bible Belt and never experienced GOD like I have here. I have been set free from bondage and healed from all past wounds. I am now free to share the same love and freedom that CHRIST has shown me. Leadership genuinely cares about you and your walk with Christ. They care about getting you healed physically, spiritually, and anywhere else you may hurt. There goal is to help you be who GOD has created you to be. Your GOD given destiny. There is no set age group. We range from birth to 90 plus. It feels like one big happy family who is ready to welcome in anyone else who would like to join. The kids ministry is a wonderful program and is growing. I have seen kids get healed and grow just as much as the adults. My kids love coming to church. The youth group is awesome as well. My son can't wait to go on Wednesday nights. There is something for everyone. If you are ready for a real experience from GOD, then this is the place you want to be!
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