Mill Creek’s ‘pretty goofy’ pastors

  • Sat Sep 22nd, 2012 5:43pm
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By Sharon Salyer Herald Writer

MILL CREEK — If you think you’ve heard every catchy way to try to lure you back to a pew after losing yourself in the joys of summer, get ready for a surprise.

Pastors at Gold Creek Community Church have produced a rap-style video, using syncopated beats and upping the attitude to help spread their message: Get back to church.

“We been workin’ real hard at GC Church

Making plans for the fall at the GC Church

It’s gonna be epic, got write this down

You won’t want to miss, gotta stay in town …”

For video segments, they jumped into a long, black ‘66 Pontiac Tempest convertible for a drive through downtown Mill Creek and visited local outdoor hotspots, including Leavenworth and Deception Pass.

People reacted with laughs and startled looks as they watched three of church’s pastors act out their roles.

“We looked pretty goofy,” said Dan Kellogg, 54, Gold Creek’s founding pastor. “We did have fun. We laughed a lot.”

It took about six weeks and hours and hours of filming to produce the three-and-a-half minute video, which is posted on You Tube.

“If you watch the video, you’ll notice there’s one person a little off beat and a little out of synch,” Kellogg said. “My initial reaction was, ‘I’m not sure I can do that.’ It took a lot longer for me to lay down the track than anyone else.”

At Deception Pass, they happened to encounter a busload of Japanese tourists who took pictures of the video-in-the making.

The church had talked for several years about trying to make a video with the back-to-church message, said Larry Ehoff, co-pastor.

Ehoff, 51, participated in a Christian rock band in the 1980s, but had never tried writing with the rhyming lyrics that would turn into a rap song.

“A lot of responses we got are from parents who say their kids are watching it now,” Ehoff said.

With school back in session, he said the idea was to give people a reminder that the bell wasn’t just ringing for back to school.

Members of the church’s congregation reacted with laughter and applause when they previewed the video earlier this month, he said.

Gold Creek wanted people to know their presence is missed, Kellogg said.

“A lot of people have had childhood church experiences and never returned,” he said. “Some people took the whole summer off. We’re lovingly telling them to get back to church.

“We’re always looking for a fun way to invite outsiders in and insiders back,” he said. “This is kind of a core value in our church. We have a lot of fun.”

Sharon Salyer: 425-339-3486 or salyer@heraldnet.com

Dental day

A free dental day, to provide treatment to children and adults, is scheduled from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sept. 29 at Gold Creek Community Church, 4326 148th St. in Mill Creek.

Services included dental assessments, cleanings, X-rays, fillings and minor extractions. One free dental service will be provided for each person. Patients will be treated on a first come, first served basis.

Lyrics to Gold Creek’s rap-style video

Hey we’re making some noise in the 425

And to 206

And even to 360

Yo — We been playan all summer going here and there

Not worrying bout nothing not even a care

But the summers winding down and ends in sight

Things about to get normal about to get right

Been tarp camping in the rain, up in Deception Pass

You been sunning yourself in the Leavenworth grass

Did a little summer hike to the Reineer Peak

Went to concerts in the street down in ole Mill Creek

But it’s Time

To get yourself back to Church

To get yourself back to Church

Oh it’s time

To get yourself back to Church

Yep it’s time

To get yourself back to Church

Listen to the flow at the Creek

Listen to the flow at the Creek

We been work real hard at GC Church

Making plans for the fall at the

GC Church

It’s gonna be epic, got write this down

You won’t want to miss, gotta stay in town

We got your brand new series in fresh Kidz zone

Rockin the big top, won’t want to stay at home

From the tweens, J High and the and the Upper Class

We’re so polished up that it will cut glass

Were my kids at!

Were my kids at!

Were my kids at!

Were my kids at!

Were my kids at!

No seriously where are my kids?

But it’s Time

To get yourself back to Church

To get yourself back to Church

Oh it’s time

To get yourself back to Church

Yep it’s time

To get yourself back to Church

Events are planned, you gotta be there

Special speakers are booked, breathe the fresh air

Events will be crackin, like you’ve never seen

Fall will be rollin with a brand new sheen

We are revin up, the Adult domain

Sermons getting better you’ll never be the same

Kicking up the Worship, you won’t want to miss

New video guy rockin, his name is Chris!

(Screechhhhhhhhhhhh)

Hi I’m Chris

But it’s Time

To get yourself back to Church

To get yourself back to Church

Oh it’s time

To get yourself back to Church

Yep it’s time

To get yourself back to Church

Listen to the flow at the Creek

Listen to the flow at the Creek

Listen to the flow at the Creek

Listen to the flow at the Creek

But it’s Time

To get yourself back to Church

To get yourself back to Church

Oh it’s time

To get yourself back to Church

Yep it’s time

To get yourself back to Church

Listen to the flow at the Creek

Listen to the flow at the Creek

Listen to the flow at the Creek

Listen to the flow at the Creek