Albert C. Hitchcock


CHILD OF THE COVENANT

Albert C. Hitchcock is a child of the covenant: born into a godly home, where from infancy, he was taught the Holy Scriptures which make us wise unto salvation. He eventually attended Southeastern Bible College where he met his wife, Jane. There he first came to appreciate the importance of expository preaching of the Bible. After college, Bert and Jane worked with Youth For Christ in the city of Chicago for two years. 


SEMINARY

It was 1974 when the Hitchcocks went to Westminster Theological Seminary in Philadelphia; Bert graduated in 1978. He was ordained in the Presbyterian Church in America in 1979 and called to be a "tent-making" church planter. There in South Jersey where they had lived during their seminary years, the Hitchcocks began to plant the Village Presbyterian Church, which became their church home for thirteen years.


CALLED TO THE CHAPEL

In 1992, Pastor Hitchcock was called by the Wiser Lake Chapel to come to the Pacific Northwest and be its first, full-time pastor. Though the church is denominationally unaffiliated, Pastor Hitchcock has continued to be a minister of the Presbyterian Church in America (PCA), working outside the bounds of his presbytery.


EXPOSITORY GOSPEL PREACHING

His ministry here at the Chapel is distinguished by a passion for the exposition of the Scriptures. In his preaching on Sunday mornings, and his teaching on Sunday evenings or mid-week Bible studies, Pastor Hitchcock simply labors to open the Bible verse by verse and book by book to the understanding of God's people. His firm conviction is that a pastor's primary calling is to proclaim, "Thus saith the Lord!" That the Word of God, when faithfully proclaimed in the power of God's Spirit, will bring people to faith in the Lord Jesus Christ, nurture them toward Christian maturity, and equip them for all kinds of service.


BERT AND JANE

Pastor Bert and Jane, once college sweethearts, have now been married for 53 years. They have two grown children who share their parent's deep faith in the Lord Jesus Christ and strong convictions concerning the importance of God's Word.


Nathan Chambers

CHILD OF THE COVENANT

Nathan Chambers is a child of the covenant. He was born into a godly home, where from childhood, he

was taught the Holy Scriptures which makes us wise for salvation through faith in Jesus Christ. When

Nathan was two, his dad was called to pastor a church on South Whidbey Island. There, Nathan met his

wife Kelsey.


PREPARATION

In 2004, the Chambers were married. While Kelsey started working as a nurse, Nathan studied philosophy

at university. During that time, Nathan was increasingly drawn to Old Testament studies. This path led

Nathan to earn an MCS in Old Testament from Regent College and a PhD in Biblical Studies from

Durham University. During his doctoral program, Nathan increasingly felt the call to minister in a local

church in the Pacific Northwest.


CALLED TO THE CHAPEL

In 2019, Pastor Chambers was called to Wiser Lake Chapel as Pastor Bert Hitchcock, who had pastored

there since 1992, prepared to retire. Though the church is denominationally unaffiliated, Pastor Chambers

is a minister of the Presbyterian Church in America (PCA), working outside the bounds of his presbytery.


EXPOSITORY GOSPEL PREACHING

Pastor Chambers follows Pastor Hitchcock in his passion for the exposition of the Scriptures. In

preaching and Bible teaching, Pastor Chambers works to help God’s people understand His Word as they

work through the Bible together, verse by verse and book by book. His conviction is that a pastor’s

primary calling is to proclaim, ‘Thus says the Lord!’ The Word of God, when faithfully proclaimed in the

power of God’s Spirit, brings people to faith in Jesus Christ our Lord, nurtures them toward Christian

maturity, and equips them for service.


NATHAN AND KELSEY

Pastor Nathan and Kelsey, once high school sweethearts, have been married for 15 years. They have four

children—Elizabeth, Ethan, Evangeline, and Ezra—who they are bringing up to love Jesus and delight in

his Word.