Pastor Rick Brown
About Rick Brown
Rick is a pastor, communicator and visionary leader.
“God, please forgive me for all the wicked stuff I’ve been doing.” So began the spiritual journey of a desperate bull rider from Filer, Idaho. Rick says he was the least likely person to end up a pastor, yet the Lord had a calling on the life of this rodeo cowboy. Living a hard life of promiscuity, substance abuse, violence, and crime, Rick learned to live with a survival mentality, fending for himself through his family’s constant moves and brokenness. Partying hard through his teen years, he eventually realized his need for a Savior after failing to fill the deep void in his life. One Sunday afternoon, alone and half-drunk, he got down on his knees and cried out to the Lord for forgiveness. That simple prayer marked the beginning of a radical change in Rick’s life.
What We Believe
We believe the Bible to be the only inspired, infallible, and authoritative Word of God.
We believe that there is one God, eternally existent in three persons: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.
We believe in the deity of Jesus Christ; in His virgin birth; in His sinless life; in His miracles; in His vicarious and atoning death through His shed blood; in His bodily resurrection; in His ascension to the right hand of the Father; and in His personal return in power and glory.
We believe that for the salvation of lost and sinful man, regeneration by the Holy Spirit is essential, and that repentance for sin and acceptance of Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior is the only way to come into a relationship with God.
We believe in the present ministry of the Holy Spirit, by whose indwelling the Christian is enabled to live a godly life.
We believe in the resurrection of both the saved and the lost; they that are saved unto the resurrection of life and they that are lost unto the resurrection of damnation.
We believe it is important to uphold the Scriptural practices of the early church. Therefore, we hold to the practice of water baptism and the regular taking of communion. We do not believe that either of these practices is essential for salvation, but that they serve as a demonstration of our living faith in Christ.