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.

  • 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 […]
  • June 21, 2017

    The Power of our Father's Love

    Luke 15:11-32 I enjoyed a great Father’s Day with my family. I enjoyed a call from my son and daughter-in-law who […]
  • May 31, 2017

    Fulfill Your Purpose

    Genesis 12:1-4; John 6:1-14 “What is my purpose in life?”  That’s a question we’ve all asked ourselves on more than […]
  • May 25, 2017

    Pray | Give | Go

    Acts 1:8: “But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit comes on you; and you will be my witnesses […]
  • May 18, 2017

    The Power of Mom

    I Samuel 1 God bless moms!  There’s something special about the power of a mom.  A mom’s prayers, person, passion, and purpose […]
  • May 9, 2017

    We are Christ's Ambassadors

    2 Cor. 5:11-6:2 How can we say “thank you” to Jesus with our lives?  Paul states that one way we […]
  • May 4, 2017

    We Make it our Goal to Please Him

    2 Corinthians 5:1-10, 17 How can we thank Jesus for what He did for us on the Cross and through […]
  • April 27, 2017

    After Easter: Thanking Jesus with our Lives

    Matt. 28:16-20; 2 Cor. 4:1-18 Easter is over, but celebrating His sacrifice and resurrection is never over!  How do we thank […]
  • April 20, 2017

    How Love Wins [Easter Sunday]

    John 8:1-11 We talk about people making the ultimate sacrifice, from stories of soldiers jumping on grenades to save their […]