Curtis Bell

Lead Pastor

I was born and raised right here in Yakima along with my wonderful wife Jaclynn and our 3 amazing kids. I LOVE my family and am so blessed for each one of them in my life. I graduated from West Valley High School and went on to get my Bachelors in business administration from Central Washington University in 1999. Getting married the same year I spent many years in business here developing good relationships serving people here in Central Washington. After sensing God’s call to full time ministry I went on to graduate from the Pacific Evangelical School of Ministry in 2012 and took on the position of lead pastor at Yakima Valley Community Church in December of 2014.

I love sports, traveling and the outdoors. When warmer weather hits its time to go camping! And when fall hits it’s time for football! For those that know me I’m an avid Seahawks fan (yes since the days before they were good) and someone who bleeds purple and gold….go Dawgs. Above all else I LOVE Jesus. I feel so blessed to be able to share Him with the people here in my hometown and pastor the church I grew up in.



Rock City Kids Director / Office Manager

I have served as the part-time Children’s Director of Rock City Ministry since May 2017. I am married to Brian Schlepp and together we have 4 sons and 2 grandchildren.  For the past 30 years I have  served in all areas of Children’s Ministry from Nursery to High School.  My passion is for children to grow in the grace and knowledge of Jesus Christ.  To help build a firm foundation and a personal relationship with Christ as their savior. I believe that it is never too early to worship, pray and learn about the Love of our Savior.