Pastor Dale Jenkins

Senior Pastor


Born in Illinois, moved to California very young, I grew up going to church. In 1964 at the age of 8 years, I asked about Jesus and a Deacon of our church, J.P. Martindale led me to the saving knowledge of Christ. In the Summer of 1972 Penny and I met on a Vacation Bible School assignment from our Youth groups. Married in 1974, we have 3 children and 4 Grand Children. That doesn’t count all of the families we have been blessed to meet and call family in the 3 churches I’ve served as Pastor. In 1998 the Lord inspired Airway Heights Baptist to call me as their Pastor. Now 15 years later we call Spokane home.


Serving as a Pastor is the calling God has placed on my life for the past 33 years. The conviction that inspires my pastoral calling is to be as good of a sheepdog as humanly possible. Serving THE Good Shepherd, more on that later. I've Pastored 3 churches, Rexland Acres Baptist Church in Bakersfield, Ca. for 7 years, Yreka First Southern Baptist Church, CA., 7 years and here at AHBC 18 years and counting. We are constantly evaluating how we can reach more and different people in our community. God has given us an assignment in the West Plains, to Love Him (so that people see Jesus), and to Love People (introducing people to Jesus). Lord give us the harvest of souls for the return on our labors.  
Contact me at or 509.244.2474

Serving as Pastor of Airway Heights Baptist Church has opened many doors of opportunity. Including the opportunity to serve as Chaplain to the Airway Heights Police and Fire Departments. Also as  a Chaplain for the Sourthern Baptist Disaster Relief Team. Which has included response to Katrina, Rita Hurricans, Fires locally in the State of Washington. It has also been my priviledge to serve on the Northwest Baptist Executive Board and as President of the State Convention and the Pastor's Converence. Currently it is my privildege to serve on the national Southern Baptist Executive Board.  I thank the Lord and Airway Heights Baptist Church for allowing me to serve these ministries.


Leroy Strain

Associate Pastor

Hello, I’m Leroy Strain, the Associate Pastor here at AHBC.  I’ve been on staff since 1999 when our Sr Pastor tricked coercedasked me to join in the ministry here.  I’m originally from San Antonio Texas (Hook’em Horns) transplanted here in 1993 but still genuinely surprised when it snows every winter.  My beautiful wife, Francee, and our two teens, Brenna and Terrell, keep me grounded and in line.

I was licensed here in 1999 and ordained in 2003.  And I’m a sinner saved by the grace of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ.  My life verse is 1 Corinthians 9:24 Do you not know that those who run in a race all run, but one receives the prize? Run in such a way that you may obtain it. Through those words, God reminds me daily that I may not know all the particulars and circumstances of my own service to Him…but my job is to give Him my all.

 I sincerely hope you will join us in worship and Bible study here at AHBC.  God Bless.

If you have questions please contact me through the office, or 509.244.2474


Chris and Liz Bovey

Children's Ministries

Their passion comes from seeing the gospel come alive in young people. They live in Medical Lake and have 2 boys named Jonas and Elliott. Liz loves to scrapbook and quilt and Chris does screen prints. We look forward to teaching your children! God Bless!

Contact us via the church office, or 509.244.2474


Josh Singleton

Youth Pastor

Pastor Josh is currently Youth Pastor at AHBC. You can contact him at 509-244-2474


Laurie Underwood

Director of Women's Ministry

My job is to contact, maintain and coordinate all events relating to women such as Bible Studies, Teas, Mother/Daughter events etc. I also bring women together of all ages and to have fellowship with one another through various events/avenues. I encourage women to pray together, meet together and further spread the Word of God in all ways possible. Contact me via the church office, or 509.244.2474

Laurie Underwood


Walt Hukill

Mission's Ministry Director

I was raised in Northeastern Ohio and enlisted in USAF and was assigned to southern CA and then the Phillipines. After being discharged, I returned to SoCa where I met Betty while we were attending the local community college. After 18 yrs in SoCa we moved to Northern CA and came to Spokane about 7.5 yrs ago.have 2 grown children, Ed (who teaches 1st, 2nd and 3rd grade SS, and Beth who lives in Henderson NV with her husband Brian and their two girls Kiersten and Kaitlyn.Our hobbies include woodworking (mostly scrollsawing), gardening and reading.

After our last Mission’s Director moved out of the area, I was drawn to this ministry over a period of a couple of months.  When the Holy Spirit convinced me that I had no more excuses to not step forward, I talked to pastor Dale about the job.  Included in mission ministries, are the 2nd Harvest food distribution,  activities in the park, we actively support Union Gospel Mission and the Crisis Pregnancy Center, we provide backpacks and school supplies to Sunset Elementary, collect shoeboxes for Operation Christmas Child, Disaster Relief through the SBC, participate in the Lottie Moon Christmas offering for our International Mission Board, the Annie Armstrong Easter offering for North American Missions, and the Sylvia Wilson offering for Northwest Baptist Convention missions.

If you feel drawn to any of the mission activities we are already involved in, please let me know and we will find an area of service for you.  If you are aware of other mission activities we could be involved in please contact me through the church office by phone 509.244.2474 or E-mail.