Justin Porter

“When your memories become more important than your dreams, you are in danger of dying…”


Background: Passionate about helping others discover and live out who God has created and called them to be, Justin has been serving here at Hillspring Church since 2009 as our Pastor of People Development. Originally from Southern California where he was born and raised, he and his family now call the Tri-Cities home! Justin earned his Bachelors degree in Kinesiology from Sonoma State University and attended both Golden Gate Baptist Theological Seminary and Fuller Theological Seminary while working toward his Masters in Divinity. He is also a certified Life Plan Facilitator.

Since graduation, Justin has been actively involved in both the fitness industry and vocational ministry helping others on their journey to become all that they were created to be. Justin is married to the breathtakingly amazing Janae and they have 3 incredible kids – Grace, Nathan and Ashlyn.

What I like most about the Hillspring Church Community: The people of course! I am so grateful to be a part of a community that strives to live out the Jesus Creed (Mark 12:29-31)!

Favorite Movie: The Count of Monte Cristo (2002 version)

AHA! Moment: When I held Janae’s hand walking on the boardwalk in Newport Beach, CA so many years ago. I knew at that moment as I do now that she was (and is) the one!

Book I would recommend: The Artisan Soul by Erwin McManus