Pastor for Preaching and Vision
Kevin regularly preaches and teaches the Word at Bayview Church and also leads in setting the vision for the church’s ministry.
Kevin and his family of seven have traveled across the Pacific from California to serve the Lord at Bayview Church. They spent 10 years in Southern California before being called to Guam. Kevin served as the head men’s and women’s soccer coach at San Diego Christian College while finishing up his Master’s of Divinity. God then moved them to West Los Angeles where Kevin served at First Baptist Church of West Los Angeles. During this time Pastor Kevin helped move the church through several transitions the most significant being a church merger. He finished his time in L.A. serving as one of the founding pastors of Cornerstone Church of West Los Angeles. He also completed a Doctor of Ministry degree focusing on growing churches in a postmodern culture from Talbot University.
Guam is familiar territory to the Elwells’. Kevin’s wife Melissa grew up in Guam during high school and graduated from Trinity Christian School in Yigo, Guam. Melissa met Kevin in college when she left Guam on an athletic scholarship. They were married in 1996 and returned to Guam where Kevin served as the Athletic Director at Trinity Christian School and then G.I.C.A.
The Elwells’ return to Guam this time with five children: Josiah, Ethan, Caleb, Micah, and their youngest Abigail. They are passionate about serving families and reaching the next generation. The Elwell family also loves adventure and plans on exploring Guam’s beautiful island. They love outdoors and playing sports. They are a soccer family and Pastor Kevin has spent a lot of time coaching the youth teams that his sons have played on. He currently has the privilege of serving as the technical director of the Strykers Football Club.
Kevin is looking forward to serving Bayview and Guam for many years and hopes that God will give him the tenure needed to bring about the fruit of long-term investing.