Rob Carlson

Lead Pastor


Rob Carlson is the lead pastor of BCA, a vibrant church with campuses in Everett and Marysville, 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.

  • 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 14, 2018

    Summer at BCA

    The sun is out and summer is here in the great PNW. I hope you enjoy an incredible season of […]
  • 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 […]
  • May 18, 2018

    7 Ways God Shows He Loves You

    7 Ways God Says He Loves You   On Mother’s Day I shared with all of our moms 7 Ways […]
  • May 12, 2018

    Unconditional Blessing

    The 5th characteristic of lasting love is Unconditional Blessing. It’s about setting our internal GPS toward blessing our spouse, kids, […]
  • May 4, 2018

    Unmistakable Virtue

    Most every religion and philosophy has its own list of virtues and ethical standards. Many of those virtues and ethical […]
  • April 20, 2018


    This week I want to do something different with my blog post.  And that is direct you to my friend […]
  • April 3, 2018

    The Greatest Rescue

    What a weekend. Easter was incredible at BCA this year! There is nothing quite like gathering together to celebrate the […]
  • March 27, 2018

    Know WHO You Believe

    I CORINTHIANS 15:35-58 In the final part of I Corinthians 15, Paul continues his defense of the Resurrection by challenging […]
  • March 22, 2018

    Know WHY You Believe

    I CORINTHIANS 15:12-34 Paul’s teaching to the first century church at Corinth (in 1 Corinthians) was aimed at discrediting heresy […]
  • March 15, 2018

    Know WHAT You Believe

    I CORINTHIANS 15:1-11 This past weekend I started a new teaching series entitled, “The Creed.”  For the three weeks leading […]
  • March 8, 2018

    Global Missions Giving | EM18 Recap

     THANK YOU, BCA! Over the past two weekends we’ve held our annual missions event: Experience Missions ’18. Together, we’ve focused […]
  • March 1, 2018

    The Great GO-mission

    Christ’s last command should be our first priority.  Matt 28:19-20 is often referred to as the Great Commission. We like […]
  • February 14, 2018

    Generous Like Jesus

    We have challenged each other during this first part of 2018 to make this the “year of generosity.”  Becoming more […]
  • November 24, 2017

    Be Content

    Philippians 4:10-23 In order to exercise the faith lever of contentment, we need to prioritize our lives around that which […]
  • November 16, 2017

    Be Mindful

    Philippians 4:2-9 Being mindful means to be aware, to bear in mind. When you are mindful, you carefully observe your […]
  • November 9, 2017

    Be Passionate

    Philippians 3:12-4:1 As we continue in our 60-Day Spiritual Growth series, let’s explore the next important key: Be Passionate. Ponder for […]
  • November 1, 2017

    Be Focused

    Philippians 3:1-6 The next key to RISE ABOVE the Daily Grind is Be Focused. How does our focus work as a […]
  • October 26, 2017

    Be Encouraging

    Philippians 2:19-30 Let’s build our faith by looking at and exercising the next “faith lever” in our 60-Day Spiritual Growth Challenge: Encouragement. The […]
  • October 10, 2017

    Be Humble

    Philippians 2:1-11 As we continue looking at the nine “faith levers” of our 60-Day Spiritual Growth Challenge, this week we […]
  • October 4, 2017

    Be Hopeful

    Philippians 1:12-30 Last week we looked at the first “faith lever” of our 60-Day Spiritual Growth Challenge: Be Confident. This […]
  • September 27, 2017

    Be Confident

    Philippians 1:6 We are now in week two of our 60-day Spiritual Growth Challenge on how to RISE ABOVE the […]
  • September 19, 2017

    Make the Commitment: 60 Days of Spiritual Growth

    Life can grind us down and spit us out.  Our best intentions and deepest hopes can be squashed by the […]
  • September 14, 2017

    We Are BCA

    We Are BCA: Vision Weekend Last time we started talking about 4 characteristics of great teams as described by a […]
  • September 7, 2017

    We Are BCA

    We Are BCA: T.E.A.M. Weekend A team is a group of people coming together to achieve a common goal. It […]
  • August 3, 2017

    Stressed OUT or Stress LESS?

    Psalm 46 Have you ever been stressed out? Ever wished you could stress less? Reports show that 44% of Americans […]
  • July 19, 2017

    Four Things to do when Facing Hardships

    Psalm 27 There are four common foes we can face when we go through hard times: fear, hopelessness, pain, and […]
  • June 29, 2017

    Decisions & Destiny

    Psalm 1 Written over a period of 1,000 years, ranging from the time of Moses to Ezra in the 4th […]