Missoula pastors, church-planters, counselors and mentors have accumulated a wealth of experience through their work with people; the wrestlings they've had with God, the discernment they've gleaned through the Spirit, the solace they've found through His Grace.
This is an invitation for them to share that experience.
If given the opportunity to express several of the life lessons learned throughout the years- about God, about humanity, about leadership, about the peace found in the storm and more...
what would they say?
Echo Church was honored to welcome the following leaders to the stage to share their stories.
Don moved his wife, Marilynn, and their three sons to Missoula in 1976. Using a one-room schoolhouse in Evaro, he planted The Lord's Church. He has been an instrumental part of the Echo Church plant, and continues to mentor the leaders and elders of the church.
Jeff pastored Missoula Alliance Church for nearly 25 years before opening his own practice as a licensed therapist. Jeff has always maintained a focus on loving your neighbor the way Jesus asked of his followers.
Not long after moving to Western Montana, Mark and Sacha quickly realized that an outdoor lifestyle was holding some Montanans back from following Jesus because of giving up Sundays. Mark and Sacha started Outdoorsmen Church in 2005 meeting on Thursday nights sharing a meal together each week. Outdoorsmen Church now has locations in Frenchtown and Missoula as well as a sponsored work down the Bitterroot Valley.
Josh moved to Missoula from Mullan, Idaho as a freshman in high school and immediately got involved with Youth for Christ. Josh has been on staff with YFC for over a decade and is currently Executive Director of Greater Missoula Youth for Christ.
T.C. moved to from Spokane to Missoula in 2008 with his wife Bonnie and came to e3Convergence Ministries about a year later. Tim also works as an electrician as well as riding his Harley with Set Free Montana.
After earning a degree in Religious Studies at the University of Arizona, Aaron felt God leading him to move with his wife Kim to Missoula to work with InterVarsity at the University of Montana were he served for 13 years. In 2008 Aaron became Senior Pastor of New Hope Church.