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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  • October 29, 2019


    It seems a week doesn’t go by that I’m not talking with someone who’s telling me about how their life […]
  • October 7, 2019


    According to the Mayo Clinic and many in the medical profession, experiencing occasional anxiety is a normal part of life. […]
  • September 30, 2019


    We have all failed and/or felt like a failure at one time or another in our lives. There have been […]
  • September 23, 2019


    Life is real and there are a lot of things that can trouble our hearts and cause us to fear. […]
  • September 17, 2019


    “Destiny is not a matter of chance, it is a matter of choice; it is not a thing to be […]
  • September 9, 2019


    As we seek to become fully devoted followers of Christ, one of the great prayers to pray is “Lord, help […]
  • September 5, 2019

    WEEK 36 | WE > ME

    We were created for community. No man is an island. At BCA we take seriously the 56 “one another” commands […]
  • May 8, 2019

    Exciting Announcement | BCC

    Last Sunday BCA members voted overwhelmingly (with a 95% approval!) to purchase a building on Broadway Avenue in Everett to […]
  • April 25, 2019

    This Day in History

    If you Google “This Day in History” you’ll find incredible, even epic, events; stories that have occurred every single day […]
  • April 18, 2019

    I AM the Bread of Life

    In John 6:35 Jesus tells a crowd of people, “I AM the Bread of Life. He who comes to me […]
  • April 10, 2019

    I AM the Vine

    John 15:1-17  The definition of flourishing is “Marked by vigorous and healthy growth, a flourishing garden. Healthy, grow, develop, thrive.” […]
  • April 5, 2019

    I AM the Good Shepherd

    I Am the Good Shepherd. The Good Shepherd lays His life for down for His sheep. What does it mean […]
  • March 6, 2019

    Experience Missions ‘19

    Some of the most important weeks on the calendar of our church are when we talk about our collective mission […]
  • February 27, 2019

    How to Pray for Someone's Salvation

    Jonah 1-3 There is no greater mission in life than to know Christ personally and to make Him known to […]
  • February 21, 2019

    How to Pray Through Your Problems

    Psalm 3 (A psalm of David. When he fled from his son Absalom.) Lord, how many are my foes! How many […]
  • February 13, 2019

    Six Life-Changing Prayer Principles

     I Chronicles 4:10 Jabez cried out to the God of Israel, “Oh, that you would bless me and enlarge my […]
  • February 7, 2019

    My Prayer for You

    Ephesians 3:14-21 | For this reason I kneel before the Father, from whom every family in heaven and on earth derives its […]
  • January 30, 2019

    Jesus Cares for You

    Never underestimate how much Jesus cares for you. In Mark 5 we read about the simple prayer of a women […]
  • January 24, 2019

    Pray Like Jesus

    Matthew 6:9-13 The Lord’s Prayer is one of the best loved and most spoken prayers on the planet. It is […]
  • 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, […]