Our Vision

The Difference did not begin in a building; but in the hearts of two ordinary people willing to do extraordinary things to see the Willamette Valley changed. The Difference began, in October of 2009, with 2 people in the home of Pastors Ken and Heather Willis.

Here at The Difference we are building a relevant 21st Century Church that will touch God’s heart and reach the lost. The Difference is a church that is founded on five biblical principles. These five principles are:

1) Love
2) Faith
3) Service
4) Patient Endurance
5) Truth.

These five principles are the measure of our success in all we seek to do in building God’s House here in Albany and across the earth.

The vision for The Difference is expressed by our “The Difference Is” statement.

The Difference is a church that walks in love, walks by faith, and is led by the Holy Spirit.

The Difference is God Centered, Purpose Driven and People Empowering.

The Difference is exciting and full of life. It is a church that is growing both numerically large, as well as spiritually deep.

The Difference is non-religious, naturally supernatural, and incredibly fun to be in. It’s a church of renowned character and integrity. A church whose number one priority is to glorify God and bring his wonderful life to a lost world.

The Difference is attractive, confident, victorious and overcoming. It is a church whose powerful proclamation and awesome worship are broadcast to this generation with passion and purpose.

The Difference is equipping, enabling, and releasing ordinary people to live extraordinary lives.

The Difference is a deeply committed, loving, caring family amongst whom the lonely and the broken find refuge, new hope and belonging