Rob Carlson

Lead Pastor


Rob Carlson is the lead pastor of BCA, a vibrant church in Everett, Washington, along with an online campus that reaches people all over the world. BCA is a multi-ethnic, multi-generational church with over 100 local and global compassion ministries. We are deeply committed to supporting international missions projects as well as the needs of those in our communities.

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  • January 16, 2019

    How to Pray for your Family

    Colossians 1:1-14 There is no one more important in the world to us than our family. And one of the […]
  • January 9, 2019

    Others Depend On Your Prayers

    One of my favorite prayers in the Bible doesn’t even feature any words. It simply communicates action. In Ex 17:8-16, […]
  • January 1, 2019

    Gratitude & Anticipation

    I Chronicles 16:34—“Give thanks to the Lord, for he is good; his love endures forever.”   2018 is behind us […]
  • December 20, 2018

    Wonder: The Unimaginable Becomes Imaginable

    Christmas is a time of great imagination, especially for kids. Just imagine a child taking a beautifully wrapped gift in […]
  • December 19, 2018

    Wonder: The Impossible Becomes Possible

    This month I found myself thinking about the heroism of WWII. December 16 marked the 74th anniversary of the Battle […]
  • December 12, 2018

    Wonder: The Invisible Becomes Visible

    John 1:1-18 It was amazing to follow the NASA InSight landing on Mars, which was sent to explore the planet’s […]
  • December 5, 2018

    2018 Year-End Letter from Pastor Rob

    Dear BCA Family: Merry Christmas!! The fun, excitement, and busyness of the Christmas season is upon us. Plan now to join us […]
  • November 29, 2018

    Year-End Compassion Giving & Goals

    $100,000 for COMPASSION MINISTRIES BY 12/31/18 As a downtown church we feel God has planted BCA here for a reason. One […]
  • November 21, 2018

    I Thank God For You...

    Dear BCA Family, Philippians 1:3-6 says, “I thank my God every time I remember you. In all my prayers for all […]
  • November 15, 2018

    LEADERSHIP: The Call to Influence and Servanthood

    Genesis 37-50 It’s hard to believe that we wrapped up our ELEVATE series this past weekend. I hope you’ve been […]
  • November 6, 2018

    COURAGE: Beating Fear and Overcoming Doubt

    We’re rounding third base and heading for home on our ELEVATE series. How has it been to evaluate your VISION, […]
  • October 31, 2018

    RELATIONSHIPS: Winning Over Resentment

    We’re on the home stretch of our ELEVATE series. How has it been to evaluate your VISION, your INTEGRITY, your […]
  • October 24, 2018

    GODLINESS: Living and Loving Like Christ

    As we’re walking through the lessons learned by evaluating the life of Joseph, let me ask you this question: What […]
  • October 17, 2018

    MONEY: 7 Principles to Live By

    Genesis 41 We’re just about half way through our ELEVATE teaching series, where we’ve been looking at the life of […]
  • October 10, 2018

    FAITH: 4 Facts to Help Us Handle the Hard Times

    Genesis 40:1-41:40 During this 60 Days of Spiritual Growth series, we’ve been looking at the life of Joseph in Genesis […]
  • October 2, 2018

    INTEGRITY: Becoming a Person of Great Character

    Genesis 39:1-23 This week we’ll jump into the second self-assessment in our Elevate series: INTEGRITY. If you missed my blog […]
  • September 25, 2018

    VISION: 4 Keys to Realizing God's Vision for Your Life

    Genesis 37: 1-11 Last week we talked about the importance of living a self-evaluated life and why it’s so important to […]
  • September 20, 2018

    The Spiritual Discipline Least Talked About

    Many excellent books have been written about Spiritual Disciplines, and Christians practice and talk much about prayer, fasting, Bible reading, […]
  • September 12, 2018

    Evaluate :: Emulate :: Elevate

    Life can be very full, complicated, and busy – dare I say even overwhelming?! It is easy for us at […]
  • August 14, 2018

    Record Global Missions Giving & Engagement at BCA

    2018 is proving to be an exceptional year of global missions giving and engagement at BCA. At the time this […]
  • August 9, 2018

    4 Missions Trips in 4 Months

    GLOBAL MISSIONS & BCA GLOBAL CHURCH PARTNERSHIPS In addition to the more than 80 missionaries and missions projects that BCA […]
  • August 1, 2018

    How to Have an Enduring Faith

    Psalm 120-126 Tragedy struck on July 19th at Table Rock Lake in Missouri. The Coleman family enjoyed taking family vacations […]
  • July 19, 2018

    Time for an "I" Exam

    Most of us drop by the eye doctor periodically to get our eyes examined. Maybe you have 20/20 vision. If […]
  • July 12, 2018

    An Exciting Season of Outreach!

    Thank you for all your support!!! There is a ton of outreach happening around BCA these days. Let’s take a […]
  • July 5, 2018

    A Declaration of Devotion

    Romans 8:28 | Psalm 102 | Psalm 103 Every 4th of July I find myself thinking these three things: 1) […]
  • June 28, 2018

    What Matters Most

    Psalm 91 I think we were all taken aback earlier this month by the sudden loss of Kate Spade and […]
  • June 21, 2018

    What We Can Know

    Psalm 86 | Luke 15:11-32   There are many things in life that are uncertain. But David points out 5 […]
  • June 7, 2018

    Who Is My Neighbor?

      Jesus was asked this question by someone who should have known the answer. Christ affirmed that it is pleasing […]
  • June 1, 2018

    Take A Step Of Faith

    My son, Quinn, recently completed jump school at Fort Benning and earned his wings. As I talked to Quinn via […]
  • May 25, 2018

    Compassion In Action

      WHO MATTERS TO JESUS? THE $200,000 QUESTION Jesus said something powerfully penetrating in Matthew 25:35-40: “For I was hungry […]