Sound City Church started when a small group of people started meeting together in 2011 with the simple mission of doing whatever it takes to help people find and follow Jesus. That same year, with the help of friends around the country, Sound City opened a non profit coffee shop with the purpose and desire to bring the church and community together. Weekly worship gatherings were launched at the coffee shop until moving into our current space at 220 C Street SW in 2014.
Sound City is a part of SURROUND THE SOUND, a church planting network born out of a desire to reach our region with the good news that Jesus changes everything. Our friends at Sunbreak Church in Olympia had the unrelenting desire to do something BIG to make a difference in our region — thru their faith and vision, Sound City is one of four new churches impacting South Puget Sound communities with the good news of Jesus.
Together, we are working hard to share God’s love and build a community of faith that will impact our city for generations to come.
Greg Thompson is the Lead Pastor of Sound City Church. Originally from Auburndale, Florida, he and his family moved to the PNW in 2010 and planted Church On The Sound in Tacoma, WA. He became the pastor of Sound City in 2019. Greg and Karla have been married for 30 years, and together they have three amazing children, Kayla, Colton and Connor. In his spare time, Greg enjoys hiking, cycling, and watching college football.
Shawn DaPrano is from Atlanta Georgia and is a teaching pastor at Sound City Church. He and his wife Missy have been married for 14 years. They enjoy spending time with their daughter Brailey. The DaPranos moved to Washington in 2015 with a desire to be a part of what God is doing in the Pacific Northwest. Shawn loves camping, crabbing and not being in 100 degree weather.