Pastor Troy Bassham
Troy has been Senior Pastor at Sonrise since December of ’07.Prior to moving to Utah, he had served as Associate Pastor for 10 years in both California and Oregon. Troy is joined in ministry by his wife Lori and his two young boys.
Troy’s Favorite Bible Verse(s)
1: Therefore we also, since we are surrounded by so great a cloud of witnesses, let us lay aside every weight, and the sin which so easily ensnares us, and let us run with endurance the race that is set before us,
2: looking unto Jesus, the author and finisher of our faith, who for the joy that was set before Him endured the cross, despising the shame, and has sat down at the right hand of the throne of God.
3: For consider Him who endured such hostility from sinners against Himself, lest you become weary and discouraged in your souls.
Behold what manner of love the Father has bestowed on us, that we should be called children of God! Therefore the world does not know us, because it did not know Him.
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Favorite Restaurant: Izzy’s Pizza
Sports Allegiance: Having grown up primarily in the Northwest, Troy devotes his sports allegiance to rooting for the Seattle Seahawks, Portland Trailblazers, and Seattle Mariners.
The Intellectual: Troy has a passion for history and archaeology and has been to Israel five times including a summer dig at Hazor.