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 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

Young Adults Pastor of Open Door Baptist Church

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 Young Adults ministry and is an invaluable asset in maintaining our facilities. He enjoys camping and being outdoors. He lives in Lynnwood with his wife, Jessica, and their three children Annabelle, Abigail, and Alexander. 


425.743.4922 ext. 101 

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 

Mary Murphy

Church Secretary

Mary Murphy received Jesus Christ as her personal savior in January 1994. She has been on staff at Open Door Baptist Church since October 2001. She has played an integral part in helping all of the pastoral staff in their administrative duties in addition to representing the church as a financial clerk.
425.743.4922 ext. 0 

Glenn Sipes

Media Director

Glenn Sipes was saved at the age of five growing up in Pennsylvania. He was actively involved in church through his teen years and went on multiple foreign mission trips with his family growing up. He met his wife Yani at Pensacola Christian College while earning his Bachelor of Science in Computer Information Systems. Yani had been attending Open Door since 2009, and Glenn began attending as well after graduating from PCC, moving from PA to WA, and getting married. Glenn and Yani have served in various ministries at Open Door since 2013, primarily in media and youth. They live in Lynnwood with their two sons.

Seth Stephens

Youth Director

Seth Stephens was born and raised in the northern suburbs of Minneapolis, Minnesota. He realized his need for Salvation and trusted Christ as his Saviour at a young age. Seth met his wife Kalyn at youth camp in high school, they were married in 2009, and have 4 daughters. In 2015, they relocated to Washington for work and fell in love with Open Door and the Pacific Northwest.

Growing up in church as a Pastor’s son, Seth has been involved in ministry for most of his life, most recently teaching adult Sunday School and serving in various other ministries at Open Door. Outside of church, Seth works as a VP for a national real estate company, loves sports (especially golf!) and being with his wife and daughters. Seth has a heart for teens and is excited to work with the youth group at Open Door