Leadership team

Anthony Simmons

Senior Lead Pastor

Pastor Anthony Simmons was born and raised in Kodiak, Alaska. Anthony spent the first part of his life working in the logging and commercial fishing industries, but secretly his life was quickly spinning out of control with an addiction to alcohol and drugs. God supernaturally delivered Anthony from this lifestyle while he was in port in Seattle, Washington when attending church one Sunday morning. Sitting in the back of the small packed church, Anthony broke down in the presence of the Lord and made a deal with God. “Jesus, if you are real, please save me, if not then I’ll never darken another church door,” he prayed. Jesus spoke to his heart clearly, “I’ll save you, if you serve me.” The deal was made and Anthony left that service feeling completely sober and made new.

Pastor Anthony attended Seattle Bible College soon after, later earning a Bachelor of Theology. In downtown Seattle, he started an outreach to the homeless and Skyline Community Church. Pastor Anthony married Lori Simmons, and they live in Burien with their five children.

Lori Simmons

Children's Pastor
Associate Pastor, Lori Simmons, met her husband Anthony while attending Seattle Pacific University (SPU). As a SPU graduate, she taught Spanish and Drama at Shorewood Christian School for eight years. Lori is passionate about teaching, and writing/directing plays and short skits.

At Hope, Pastor Lori is committed to seeing the body of Christ grow. She was the team leader in Kingdom Kidz ministry for over 10 years. Pastor Lori currently oversees our women’s ministry and also is developing our dramatic arts department.

Barry Eggehorn

Associate Pastor/Worship Leader

“. . . in view of God’s mercy, offer your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and pleasing to God—this is your true and proper worship.”
Romans 12:1

For over 20 years Barry Eggehorn has been leading worship at various churches and conferences within our community and beyond. Barry’s passion for music led him to Berklee College of Music where he completed his online Master’s Certificate in songwriting. Barry has written several of the songs we sing and love here at Hope. One of his favorite scriptures is Romans 12:1 which tells us that we are to be a living sacrifice and that our worship is much more than a song, it’s a lifestyle.

While a senior in high school, Barry experienced God in a powerful and life-changing way which led him to lay down his dreams and career goals to pursue God’s call upon his life. It was during this season that Barry decided to walk away from his opportunities in the Airforce ROTC program at the University of Washington and instead pursue ministry training at Seattle Bible College.

Barry lives in the Seattle community with his wife, Stephani and has 4 children.

Carlos Huizar

Family Life Ministry

Pastor Carlos Huizar has a passion to disciple and bring revival to every household by leading people into a greater relationship with the Father. Associate Pastor Carlos and his wife, Patricia, love working with families and have a desire to teach others how to love one other and to be world changers.
Pastor Carlos attended Seattle Bible College, worked as a dynamic middle school teacher, and has served in ministry in the last 15 years. He is a devoted husband and father to three children.
Pastor Carlos serves as the Family Life Pastor and oversees various ministries at the church. He and his wife, Patricia, run the Sozo Ministry and meet with individuals and couples for Pastoral Counseling.