Ministerial Staff

Mike Rauwolf – Lead Minister

Mike grew up in Ketchikan, Alaska. After graduating from high school, he joined Youth With A Mission, then later earned his Bachelor’s degree from Trinity Western University. Mike married his wife Dawn in 2004. They have four kids, Liam, Levi, Lyla and Lydia, who keep their lives full of joy and chaos. Mike has interned and ministered at Christ the King Church in Bellingham, WA., as well as a church plant in Old Fairhaven, WA., called Redeemer. Mike was in charge of the worship ministry at Redeemer before he was called to serve at ACC in December 2007. In July 2015 Mike moved into the role of primary preaching minister.

Brian Nelson – Youth Minister

Brian was called to Anacortes Christian Church in 2017.  Coming to ACC from Arlington, Texas, Brian spent a decade teaching and serving students as a high school Bible teacher and head boys’ soccer coach at Southwest Christian School in Ft. Worth, Texas.  While at the school, Brian worked with both middle school and high school students and taught numerous subjects including Christian Apologetics, World Religions, Christian Ethics, Worldviews, and Biblical Hermeneutics.  Brian married his beautiful wife Cheri in 2001, and the two of them have four incredible children, Caleb, Luke, Trinity and Micah.

Mark Bryant – Family Minister

Mark and his wife Laurel have been around Anacortes since 2002. Mark graduated from Ozark Christian College in 2001 and went on to attend the Focus on the Family Institute. God has led them on quite a journey over the years and they feel very amazed and humbled to be in this position. Mark and Laurel were married in 2002 and have 4 amazing children, Gabriel, Wesley, Manna & Micah, who keep their lives full of joy, adventure and challenge. Mark coordinates ACC’s children’s ministry, and is also working to further develop the Church’s small groups ministry.

John Douglas – Minister

John was married to his wife Gail in 1965. After Graduating from Hope International University with a BS degree in Ministry in 1967, John served as Associate Minister here at ACC for two years, then as senior minister at Cascade Christian Church in Sedro Woolley for two years. In 1972 he did a year of graduate work at Lincoln Christian Seminary in Illinois, after which he spent 19 years as a missionary in Zambia Africa. He returned to the U.S. in 1992 and served on the staff at Crossroads Christian Church in Corona, California before returning to serve at ACC in 1995. Since returning to the States in 1992, John has made six trips to Zambia to continue contact with churches and leaders he worked with in Africa.