Pastor Kirk Bennett

Restorative, Creative, Innovative - These words inform and inspire Pastor Kirk’s ministry within the body of Christ. They also help describe his motivations and interests in his personal life.

Pastor Kirk Graduated with a degree in Biblical Studies and Education from Multnomah University in 1988. He has been married to his bride Lora for 32 years and they have 4 grown children: Jared, Seth, Kenan and Maija. He has been a Senior Pastor for more than half of a 30 year church ministry. Pastor Kirk continues to explore the “immeasurable riches of God’s grace in Christ Jesus,” and invites you to join in the journey here at Clatskanie Baptist Church! 

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Pastor Matt Hadley

Matt has been serving at Clatskanie Baptist Church for 13 years. He is passionate about seeing people grow in the knowledge and depth of Jesus Christ.  

Matt graduated from Multnomah University (formerly known as Multnomah Bible College) in 2002 with degrees in Bible Theology and Speech Communication and finished up his Masters of Divinity back at Multnomah Seminary in 2016.

In working with youth for over 18 years Matt has a deep desire to see youth transformed by the power of God's spirit, that they would take hold of their faith in a real and tangible way, learning what it means to love and serve God.

Matt met his beautiful bride, Anna, during their years at Multnomah and are celebrating 18 years of marriage this coming May (2020). They have 5 children; 

Ben, Aaron, Grace, Leah, and Hannah.

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April Shetler, Office Secretary

April has lived in the beautiful Northwest her whole life and absolutely loves it! She graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in Intercultural Studies from Bethany College of Missions in Minnesota in 2009. She has been married to her husband Jasper for 4 years and have one Son named Jaden with a little girl that will soon join their family in October 2019. Some of April's hobbies include spending time with family and friends, sports (go Huskies), music and gardening. April began working at Clatskanie Baptist Church in 2017 and is thrilled to be a part of what God is doing here!

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