My Story

I was born into a Navy family, so most of my childhood consisted of moving. We lived and traveled all over the US and Europe, which was both amazing and difficult. My parents are both lovers of Jesus and raised us in the church, which was a steadfast anchor through most of my childhood. They faithfully preached the gospel to us and when I was about ten I had a “salvation” experience. However, for the next 14 years I gave myself more and more over to sin. I fell into alcoholism and addiction until God did a radical work in my life in December of 2007. It’s a long story, and I am happy to tell it all, but here are the CliffsNotes: I am a great sinner, and Jesus is a great Savior, and He has been saving me all my life. Since 2007 I have been walking as a disciple of Jesus, with lots of ups and downs, but with a devoted heart and purpose. It was shortly after this that I felt the Lord call me to ministry, and though this calling has taken me to places far and wide, He has given me a heart for shepherding the local church, preaching His Word, and leading people in loving response to Him.


My Family

I met my wife Kristen at a prayer meeting in August of 2012 and we started dating 4 months later. We were married in January of 2014. Outside of my salvation she is the greatest gift I have ever been given—plus she sings amazing harmony! In May He blessed me with my third greatest gift, my beautiful daughter Clementine. We are all so excited to have connected with CCC and we feel loved and cared for by the congregation already!


My favorites

My favorite thing is my wife, followed by my daughter. I love stories, both fiction and non-fiction! I love reading them, writing them, watching them, but most of all hearing them from someone while we sit around a fire with a cup of coffee or a woodworking project. I am enamored with the outdoors and the way God has revealed Himself in the Creation. A cell or a solar system never fails to trip me out! Kristen and I also love having people into our home, so if you need a meal come over! There is a lot more, but this is a good start!

Q&A:

What is worship?

Worship is the highest calling of the church, and Jesus is the central focus of any worthwhile worship. There is none more worthy or deserving of it! Worship is what we were created for, and it is what we will be doing for all of eternity! It is more than just singing songs on a Sunday morning—it is an attitude of the heart and a way of life. It is a life lived holistically unto God.

Why do we sing together in worship?

Music and singing are a special part of our worship. Throughout history, God’s people have been characterized by songs of worship. Zephaniah 3:17 reveals to us that this is because God Himself is a God of song, and we are people made in His image! In Christ, God exults over us, and we in turn get to exult over Him! Secondarily, our gathering together serves to spur us on and encourage one another, which is why Paul instructed the Ephesians and Colossians to speak and sing to one another in psalms, hymns, and spiritual songs. Worship builds up the community of God and edifies His church, like fans of the same team cheering in a stadium!

Why should I participate in the worship service?

On an individual level, there is very little that is more intimate than singing. Singing is a confluence of proclaiming true things, emotionally connecting with music and themes, and physically calling out to God from the deepest places of our mind and heart. This is far from a dreary obligation; it is a theological, relational, and emotional privilege. Pair all this with hearts that hunger for the truth and presence of God and the corporate worship gathering becomes a place where people encounter the living Christ in a manifest way. Lost become found, truth becomes tangible, brokenness becomes whole, and the Gospel is proclaimed in power.

Connect With Us

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Service Times

Sunday Worship Services: 9:30 and 11:00 a.m.

Student Ministries: Tuesdays at 7:00 p.m.


Contact:

5742 South 5th West

Idaho Falls, ID 83404

(208) 524-5433 / ccc@ccc-if.org