“God is really doing something here in Astoria!”
Pastor Kevin Byers is a native to the Northwest. He grew up in Brush Prairie Washington, wrestled in high school and attended Bible College in Florida where he met Stacy (a native Jersey girl). They married in 1997 and have seven children. Pastor Byers was a Staff Sergeant in the Air Force, was stationed in Germany, and also deployed to Iraq in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom. He and Stacy later served with Greater Portland Baptist Church and Baptist International Missions Inc. as missionaries to Germany for 12 years. They had the joy of ministering to the U.S. service members and German speaking people in the state of Bayern. Pastor Byers is fluent in German and pastored a German speaking church for four years, winning German, Cameroonian, Nigerian, and Persian souls to Christ.
While feeling blessed to travel the world, it was Pastor’s life-long dream to return to the Pacific Northwest and plant a church. Of all the places he has traveled, he considers Astoria to be the closest thing to Heaven here on earth. Hunting, fishing, shooting, camping and being in the outdoors in general are activities he enjoys sharing with his children. Winning souls to Jesus, teaching and preaching the Bible, and singing songs about the Lord with his guitar are even dearer to his heart. Pastor Byers is frequently heard saying, “God is really doing something here in Astoria!” Come visit Anchor Baptist Church and see for yourself!