Pastor Josh Droke

Thanks for checking out our church on-line!  I believe if you come see us in person, you will find us to be the life-changing community you’re looking for.
My wife Wendy and I have been a part of the Kelso/Longview community since she started teaching for Kelso School District in 2002.  She is now a National Board Certified math teacher at Kelso High School (go Hilanders!).  She loves her job, especially the chance to be a part of teenagers’ lives on a daily basis.

We made East Hills our home church in 2010 and I was privileged to come on staff in May of 2013. As of August 2016, I am the Interim Lead Pastor, working with this amazing staff to keep things running as we search for whomever God has planned as our long-term leader.
Wendy and I have two beautiful girls, Ashlynn (7) and Sharilee (4).  Ashlynn is a beautiful girl who loves ballet and making new friends, and Sharilee (or Shay for short) is an incredibly adorable emotional roller coaster.  In all honesty, God has spoiled us with two incredibly smart, happy, and easy kids.
People who get to know me find that I am passionate about my family - they are my focus and driving force.  I am also passionate about ministry strategy, what makes people tick, and helping connect people to their needed savior, Jesus Christ.

I love our church and the ways we give out grace, support, and encouragement. I know you find East Hills and The Grove to be a church full of passionate people experiencing life change because of the grace of Jesus.