Merlyn has lived on the Eastside of Seattle all of his life, and since 1990, with his wife Lisa and two kids, Nathan and Lindsey. At a young age, God brought him to a saving faith in the Lord Jesus Christ. As a young man, Merlyn began to serve God in his local church, from Sunday School teacher to youth ministry and board member.
Merlyn was hired as the executive pastor at Calvary Chapel Eastside in 1999. He loves to disciple men, outreach to the community, has been on dozens of mission trips, and cares for the multiple needs of those who attend CCE in various ways as the Lord, and the senior pastor, Robert, directs.
The verse he quotes most often is Hebrews 10:24 “...and let us consider how to stimulate one another to love and good deeds.”