Our Pastoral Team

Pastor Jason Murphy

Senior Pastor of Open Door Baptist Church

Pastor Jason Murphy and his wife Mary were saved and trained through the ministry of Open Door Baptist Church. Pastor Murphy earned his Pastoral Diploma upon graduating from the Open Door Bible Institute, and holds a Master’s in Biblical Studies and a Doctorate of Ministry from Open Bible College International. He served as an Associate Pastor at Open Door under the leadership of Dr. Ken Blue for seven years, prior to accepting the position of Senior Pastor in October of 2008. Pastor Murphy grew up in the Harbour Pointe community, located in beautiful Mukilteo. He presently resides with his family in Lynnwood. Aside from the ministry, Pastor enjoys golfing, fly fishing, and spending time with his wife and children. His favorite verse is Romans 1:16: “For I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ: for it is the power of God unto salvation to everyone that believeth; to the Jew first, and also to the Greek.” It is Pastor Murphy’s passion that through Open Door Baptist Church, people will be saved, grow spiritually and serve the Lord.

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425.743.4922 ext. 105 

Pastor Kurt Kennedy

Assistant Pastor of Open Door Baptist Church

A local native from Mountlake Terrace, Pastor Kurt Kennedy was saved at Open Door Baptist Church on April 14, 1994. As he grew in God’s Word, Kurt began to serve in various ministries of the church, and later graduated from the Open Door Bible Institute with his Pastoral Diploma. Pastor Kennedy also maintains a Master’s in Biblical Studies and a Doctorate of Ministry from Open Bible College International. While serving in the ministry, Pastor Kurt met his wife Wendy. They were married at Open Door in 1998, and continued to serve the Lord there for some time. The Kennedy family spent a few years living and serving at a church in North Carolina, but in 2008, the Lord granted Pastor Kennedy the opportunity to join the staff of Open Door. He relocated his family back to Lynnwood to accept the position of Assistant Pastor. Pastor Kennedy and his wife Wendy have three children: Emily, Kevin, and Ava.


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425.743.4922 ext. 104 

Pastor Andrew Poole

Youth Pastor of Open Door Baptist Church

Pastor Andrew Poole was saved at the age of five while attending Sunday school at the First Baptist Church of Hammond, IN, and had the privilege of being involved in the ministries there before moving to the Seattle area as a teenager for a short time. While here, he developed relationships within the youth ministry at Open Door that would continue to have a major influence for years to come. Since returning to the region as an adult, the ministries of Open Door have had a key impact on the direction of his life. It was while serving together at Open Door that Andrew met his wife, Elizabeth, who was also reached as a teenager through the Open Door Youth ministry. He is a graduate of the Open Door Bible Institute with a degree in Pastoral Studies. Andrew has been extensively involved in music programs for most of his life, and both Andrew and Elizabeth have worked with youth for several years.  They reside in Lynnwood with their three sons.

425.743.4922 ext. 103 

Pastor Peejay Murillo

Children’s Pastor of Open Door Baptist Church

We are grateful to have Pastor Peejay Murillo and his wife Anna serving at Open Door Baptist Church as very dedicated members for many years. They have four beautiful children and reside near Brier. Pastor Peejay was saved at Open Door and has graduated from the Open Door Bible Institute with his Pastoral Diploma and a Masters’ in Biblical Studies. Wherever he goes, he talks to people about the Lord Jesus Christ. He is a walking testimony and loves to share the gospel! He enjoys reading and spending time in fellowship with his family and friends.
425.743.4922 ext. 102 

Pastor Mason Justesen

Media Pastor of Open Door Baptist Church

Pastor Mason was reached as a young boy through Open Door’s Bus Ministry. He yielded his life to Christ as a teenager and began serving in countless ministries. Mason is a graduate of West Coast Baptist College and Open Door Bible Institute with his Masters’ in Biblical Studies. He leads our College & Career ministry and is an invaluable asset in maintaining our media and facilities. He enjoys camping and being outdoors. He lives in Lynnwood with his wife, Jessica, and his three children Annabelle, Abigail, and Alexander. 


425.743.4922 ext. 101 

Kory Krusenstjerna

Assistant to the Pastor

Kory and his family started coming to Open Door Baptist in the fall of 2011. He started his journey to becoming an Assistant Pastor years ago when he got saved at a Christian summer camp. A year later, he dedicated his life to the Lord during a youth conference and hasn’t looked back since. By stepping out in faith, Kory was able to graduate from West Coast Baptist College with a Missions Degree, and we are excited to have him as part of our leadership team.  

Wendy Kennedy

Graphic Designer at Open Door Baptist Church

Wendy Kennedy met her husband and now assistant pastor Kurt Kennedy at Open Door Baptist Church. Since then, she has blessed us with her talents in designing postcards, tracts, and graphics for all our church events. She lives with her family in Lynnwood and has three children: Emily, Kevin, and Ava.

425.743.4922 ext. 104 

Patricia Perry

Church Secretary at Open Door Baptist Church

Patricia received Christ as her Savior in 1987 after listening to a Christ-Centered radio program in her home in San Diego, California. In 1991, she and her family moved to Lynnwood, Washington, where they found Open Door. Patricia joined the staff at Open Door in 2006 under the leadership of Pastor Ken Blue. “God has truly blessed us with this church where Christ is the main focus and the Word of God is faithfully preached and taught, and where missions and outreach are of great importance. We have raised our family here under these principles and have been given many opportunities to serve and minister to others.” She loves cooking, gardening, biking and spending time with her family.
425.743.4922 ext. 0