Our God-given Purposes
The overall purpose of Christ’s church both corporately and individually is to glorify God. At Fellowship Bible Church we believe that God is glorified as His church carries out five biblical purposes, and these five purposes are our God-given mission and the reason why we exist.
Loving God supremely
Through Him (Jesus Christ) then, let us continually offer up a sacrifice of praise to God, that is, the fruit of lips that give thanks to His name.
Loving Others Sacrificially
A new commandment I give to you, that you love one another, even as I have loved you, that you also love one another. By this all men will know that you are My disciples, if you have love for one another.”
Sharing The Gospel
But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit comes on you; and you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the ends of the earth.”
Growing Toward Maturity
Therefore as you have received Christ Jesus the Lord, so walk in Him, having been firmly rooted and now being built up in Him and established in your faith, just as you were instructed, and overflowing with gratitude.
Exercising Spiritual Gifts
The things which you have heard from me in the presence of many witnesses, entrust these to faithful people who will be able to teach others also.
II Timothy 2:2
Pastor and Elder
Pastor Mark is the founding pastor of Fellowship Bible Church. He moved to Coeur d' Alene with his family in 1973 from Redding, California. He graduated from Coeur d Alene High School in 1976 and from Liberty University in Lynchburg, Virginia in 1981, where he met his wife, Julie. They have been happily married now for many years and are hoping for many more years to serve the Lord together.
In 1986 he received a Master's degree in Biblical Counseling from Grace Theological Seminary in Winona Lake, Indiana, and in 1992, a Master's of Divinity degree from The Master's Seminary in Los Angeles, California. In 2016 he completed Grace Advance Academy, a ministry of Grace Community Church designed to support and train pastors in the best ways of reaching their communities with the gospel of Christ. Mark is devoted to Jesus, spending hours every week in the study of His Word so he can share the things God is teaching him through the ministry of Strength for the Journey.
He and Julie live in Coeur d' Alene and have two children, Jessica and John, both married, Jessica to Jerry and John to Denni. In addition they also have been blessed with three grandchildren, Cohen, Elias, and Natalie. Mark loves to read and devours every book about theology and practical Christian ministry he can. Also an avid hunter, he loves to track down those elusive elk every year.
John was born and raised in Spokane, Washington, and loves it so much he still lives there today. He became a born-again believer in God when he was 9 years old, while attending a Boys Brigade meeting. He definitely has a servant’s heart and loves to stay busy working on various types of projects that help the people around him.
He married Connie back in 1978, so that means they’ve been serving Jesus together for many years and they look forward to enjoying many more together. God has blessed them with three children, Shannon, Shane, and Tia, and also seven grandchildren, Riley, Marcus, Sarah, Aidan, Charlotte, Layla, and Joshua. Spending time with all of them brings a lot of joy to both of their hearts.
In addition to hanging out with his family, when John does have a little spare time he loves to fix all kinds of equipment. He also loves woodworking and travelling together with Connie. And he’s also a passionate backpacker who loves to spend time exploring and spending as much time as possible out in God’s beautiful creation.
Both John and Connie choose to travel across the Idaho border to Post Falls every week to worship and serve at Fellowship Bible because they love Pastor Mark’s teaching and their FBC church family that much. We sure don’t know what we’d do without them!
Don was born in San Francisco, California and spent most of his life in the Golden State until his retirement in 2010, when he moved up here to Northern Idaho. He and his wife, Sharon, have been married now for many years and along the way, God has blessed them with two children, Donald and Ashley, and two grandchildren, Samantha and Matthew. Of all the official titles that they have had, Don and Sharon think that Grandpa and Grandma might be the ones they like the best.
Don became a born-again believer in Jesus on Easter Sunday, 1985. Since then God has used him in many ways, including being a Sunday School teacher, a home Bible Study leader, a church director, worship team leader, a leader in Bible Study Fellowship, and as an Elder at FBC. He and Sharon are heavily involved in ministry together at FBC and we are grateful to God for bringing them here to us.
Along with Sharon, Don loves to golf, to travel, to fish for bass, and to spend time with their kids and grandkids. As die-hard, San Francisco Giants baseball fans, they both love to cheer their beloved Giants on from the stands. As a matter of fact, Don has made it a goal to attend at least one professional baseball game in every major league baseball stadium in the United States before God calls him home, and as the years go by he is having a lot of fun achieving that goal!
After his birth in Sanger, California, Dick’s family moved to the city of Dunsmuir, California, where he attended school. Dick became a believer in Christ at an early age, greatly influenced by the love and godly example of his parents. He was a talented basketball player in school and loved all the time he spent on the court. In school he met his wife, Jo Ann, and they have now enjoyed many years of married life, serving the Lord together. God has not only blessed them with three children; Roxanne, Mark, and Jill, but also with seven grandchildren and ten great-grandchildren. Keeping up with all of them along with their ministries at FBC keeps them young at heart!
Dick moved up here to Northern Idaho in 1973, and along with his brother, Walter, opened several Hardy Boys Lumber stores in the area. Through the years, God has blessed his determination to honor Him in the way he has conducted all his businesses, whether in a lumber store, a restaurant, or a motel, Dick has sought to show the love of Jesus to all the people he has done business with.
The priorities of both Dick and Jo Ann now revolve around family: both personal family and FBC church family. They continue to pray that every family member will experience a life-transforming relationship with Jesus and will follow God with all their heart, in all their days.
Alan and Sandy met at Christian Heritage College in El Cajon, California and graduated in 1980 and 1981. Alan is also a graduate of Southern California Seminary.
They served the Lord together in Turkey from 1986 to 2010, sharing Christ through evangelistic, chronological Bible studies, and teaching new believers to grow in their faith.
Alan continues to teach chronological Bible studies locally and to help with translation projects of gospel resources from ROCK International. ROCK stands for Resources of Crucial Knowledge.
Sandy has also been involved in evangelism and discipleship through chronological Bible teaching. Alan and Sandy are supported through CMC, Central Missionary Clearinghouse, and enjoy serving with us here at FBC.
How can we help you?
Whether you have simple questions about FBC, you are seeking the truth about Jesus, or you are struggling with difficult situations in your life that you desire prayer for, please contact us. We would consider it a privilege to help you in any way we can.
Sunday School9:00 am
Sunday Worship Service10:15 am
Home Study GroupsMeet Throughout The Week
Address 1220 Idaho st. Post Falls, ID 83854
Phone (208) 457-9345