Announcement

Welcome Pastor Ikki Soma to Cottage Grove!

On Sunday, September 25, Cottage Grove Church voted overwhelmingly in favor of calling Pastor Ikki Soma to be our Lead Pastor. We’re excited to welcome Ikki and his family to Des Moines, and we can’t wait to begin this new chapter as a church family. Join us on Sunday, October 9, for Ikki’s first official message as our Lead Pastor, and pray for him as he begins his ministry with us!

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Welcome Pastor Ikki Soma to Cottage Grove!

On Sunday, September 25, Cottage Grove Church voted overwhelmingly in favor of calling Pastor Ikki Soma to be our Lead Pastor. We’re excited to welcome Ikki and his family to Des Moines, and we can’t wait to begin this new chapter as a church family.

Join us on Sunday, October 9, for Ikki’s first official message as our Lead Pastor, and pray for him as he begins his ministry with us!

About Pastor Ikki

Ikki is a visionary, multicultural leader and communicator with a shepherd’s heart for all people. A disciplined, passionate innovator and thought leader, he has a proven track record of making disciples, growing ministries, and equipping leaders for the kingdom and glory of God. Ikki’s spiritual gifts include teaching, wisdom, and prophecy. 

Ikki received his Bachelor of Science degree from California Polytechnic State University and earned a Master of Theology in pastoral ministries from Dallas Theological Seminary with a focus on preaching and pastoral counseling.

He and his wife, Tara, have two daughters—Grace, 21, and Evetta, 23.


“Ikki is one of the most talented biblical communicators I know. I have had the privilege of having him serve as my pastoral assistant for three years during his seminary training. He has all the qualifications of a pastor that any congregation would be blessed by.” 

Dr. Tony Evans | Senior Pastor, Oak Cliff Bible Fellowship | President, The Urban Alternative