Steve Murray, Lead Pastor
Pastors Steve and Tina have been in ministry for almost 30 years. While dating just after high school, Steve was invited to church by one of his shipyard coworkers. There he met Jesus, and shortly after Tina did as well. Their lives were forever changed, and haven't been the same since. They soon after married in 1981. Feeling the call to serve the Church and young people, they began to serve as youth pastors at their first home church, Christian Faith Center, where they stayed for 18 years. In 1997, They felt the call to pioneer a church in Seattle's outer suburbs. This led them to Maple Valley, WA, where they started the church with a few interns and about 20 other people. For months they began to meet in their living room, and on Mother's Day 1998, Real Life Church held its first service at Tahoma Junior High. Since then the church has grown to a be a healthy church that has a large impact both locally and globally. Steve and Tina have a love for people and their community, and those are values that RLC holds true to this day. Steve and Tina have three boys, Taylor, Shelby and Cameron. They were all raised to love the Lord and the House of God, and this is something evident to this day. Steve also loves to mountain bike on the Church's property and loves to create art. Tina loves going to UW Huskies games and interior design.