Stephen graduated from Moody Bible Institute with a degree in Pastoral Ministry. His "passion" (a word he loves to use) is for the Gospel of Jesus Christ and the power it has to transform families and communities.
Although originally from a rural farm town in Pennsylvania, Stephen fell in love with the Pacific Northwest and has discovered the true meaning of "mountains." Before coming to Bayview, Stephen served in various ministries in Seattle, Spokane, and the Idaho Panhandle.
Stephen is married to the only girl that ever took his breath away. When not spending time with his wife or church family, Stephen enjoys reading, watching football, hunting, fishing, and sitting around a campfire with a mug of coffee.
What Don loves most about living in North Idaho is the satisfaction of knowing that he is exactly where God wants him. Don Gardner is a staple of the community and is known both for his love for others, and his joyful spirit.
Don embraces his role as an elder by acting as a shepherd. It is not uncommon to find Don hosting folks from church and town for dinner or even to spend the night.
In his spare time, Don enjoys spending time with his precious bride, Cindy. He also loves spending time with his son Nathan, and his two precious grandchildren.
Don loves praising God through song. Some of his favorite hymns include "Old Rugged Cross" "One Day" and "No One Ever Cared for Me Like Jesus." He considers II Timothy 2:15 as his life verse.
Terry and his wife Jorja have attended our church for almost 23 years! As one of our elders, Terry believes in the importance of shepherding others into a deeper relationship with God through knowledge of His Word. He loves people, and believes in the power of God using different people for a common goal: the spreading of the Good News of Jesus!
When not serving at our church, Terry loves spending time outdoors. He loves dirt biking with his family, as well as camping, hunting, and fishing. Terry's favorite hymn is "In the Garden" and considers John 10:10 one of his favorite passages.
Alvin once said, "you can't come to North Idaho too many times and not fall in love with it." We at Bayview Bible Chapel have fallen in love with Alvin and his wife Patty, and appreciate the leadership he provides to our community.
Alvin has been involved in church and pastoral ministry for almost 30 years. He loves preaching and leading the congregation in Scripture reading and prayer. He is responsible for spiritual shepherding at our church, and helps lead services and events.
Alvin enjoys spending time with his wife Patty, as well as camping, shooting, and fellowshipping with church family.