The Difference Church is in Albany, Oregon! Choosing a church home is an important step in your life. We hope you will take a few minutes to look around our website and learn more about us.

Whether you are young or old, single or married, there is a place for you in our church family! Join us as we learn and grow in our relationship with God and build healthy family relationships.


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Let's Make A Difference!

"Then I will sing praises to your name forever as I fulfill my vows each day". Psalms 61:8

The Word of God is full of truth about unconditional love, overflowing joy, and perfect peace. But if you don't know these Bible truths, chances are you're not enjoying their benefits.  We are partnering with RHEMA Correspondence Bible School to help you understand the true benefits of the Word of God.


Student Testimonies


"God has opened my heart and eyes up to a much deeper revelation. This has allowed me to walk out what God has for me. Also the nice thing is you get to have a better relationship with the people around you and learn new truths in Gods word."


"So many things I believed were traditions, and not what the word had to say. Learning the truth about God's love and the authority I have through Christ has been so amazing to me. I truly understand what walking by faith is as a believer."


"This experience has taught me how to apply healing and prayer to my life. I can truly say that I've come to a point that I  know in my heart healing and prayer work, not because the church tells you but by the Word of God. I would recommend anyone looking for answers to take this course."



Pastors Ken and Heather are the founding pastors of The Difference Church.  After answering God's call to ministry, they both attended Rhema Bible Training Center, which is where God brought them together.  Pastor Heather graduated in 1989 with a heart and passion for youth ministry, while  Pastor Ken, affectionately known as "PK", graduated in 1990 with a heart and a passion to see the lost come to Christ.   

Pastor Heather is from Oregon and Pastor Ken is from Alabama (which is why he talks funny).  Following PK's  graduation, he and Pastor Heather got married in July 1990.  After spending the next few months praying about the future of their ministry together, the Holy Spirit led them to move to Pendleton, Oregon.   They served as volunteers in a local church for 15 years, serving in every ministry of the church.  Pastor Heather also traveled overseas ministering in Scotland, Thailand, Malaysia, and Africa.  In 2006,  the Lord began to move on their hearts to pioneer a church in Albany, Oregon.   

At the Lord's direction, they moved to Albany in July of 2007.  As they continued to seek the Lord for His timing, the Lord instructed them to start The Difference Church on October 8, 2009.  And so it began.  With two college age young adults, meeting in their living room, along with their son, Elijah, Pastors Ken and Heather launched The Difference Church.  

However, The Difference Church did not begin in a building or a living room, but in the hearts of two ordinary people with a heart to do extraordinary things in the Willamette Valley and beyond.  Pastors Ken and Heather have a passion to help people discover their God given purpose and to walk out that purpose with a passion for God.   As PK says often, "Living in the Kingdom, by the Kingdom, and for the Kingdom is the sole reason for our existence".  

Their message is a message of walking in love, walking by faith, and being led by the Holy Spirit.  They truly believe that developing in these three areas will be the answer to any challenge that you will ever face in life.

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