LEAD PASTOR | ELDER
The mission of my life is to make disciples, equipping others to know Jesus and proclaim Him. I’ve been married to Meredith since 2008 and together we have four kids: Gideon, Elyse, Chandler-Grace, and our brand new baby, Jenny. We began the process of planting All of Life Church in March 2015 and our official launch was October 25, 2015.
I came to know Jesus at an early age through my parents who are consistent members of their local church. Though I confessed to know Him, eventually my allegiance grew fickle. At fifteen years old I made a self-righteous decision to leave my local church. From there I went on to spend the following ten years putting my hands to whatever promised pleasure and fulfillment. I didn't find what I was looking for.
After ten years of folly by my own hand, Jesus entered my life in a way that was unforeseen, powerful, and full of the kind of comfort, purpose, and confidence that can hold a man above water through the storms of life. That was 2004 and by God's grace I’ve been following His lead since. I’ve started and operated small businesses and I’ve served in both paid and unpaid pastoral ministry since that time. In 2013 I began a two-year pastoral training residency through Soma Communities in Spokane, Wa. My time in Soma's residency has been intensely practical and formative for training in ministry. I am so thankful to have had an opportunity like this thirty minutes from my front door. Soma Spokane is one of our two sending churches.
For fun, I love to spend time with my family, our friends, and good books. Camping, backpacking, and summer in Northern Idaho fills my sails and puts the wind at my back.
ELDERS & PASTORS
As a new church we have not yet commissioned elders/pastors from among us. We do have an outside board of elder-qualified men who are presently leading their own churches. They deeply love our church and are invested in our well-being. They are in ongoing relationship with Jared Lyda and are overseeing the affairs of our church for accountability, longevity, and health.