Our Leadership

Jesus Christ is the head of Magic Valley Bible Church: “[Jesus] is also head of the body, the church; and He is the beginning, the firstborn from the dead, so that He Himself will come to have first place in everything (Colossians 1:18; NASB).”

Within the congregation, the care and leadership of the flock is entrusted to elders who are recognized by the congregation: “When they had appointed elders for them in every church, having prayed with fasting, they commended them to the Lord in whom they had believed” (Acts 14:23; Hebrews 13:17; see also 1 Timothy 3:1-7, 5:17).

Pastor Bear Morton             Carl Sweet              Casey Brown
Daron Alleman                     Mike Smith

Assisting the elders are deacons, also recognized by the congregation, who perform organizational duties as directed by the elders (1 Timothy 3:8-13).

Ken Vaughn                            Aaron Duckstein
Bill Poortvliet                         Rick Buffalo
Mike ZeBarth                         Brian Smith
Dave Ander                            Drew Hartney
Wade Allred



Comments (3)

  1. Pastor Morton: Thank you for writing and publishing your columns every other Saturday in the The Times News. I always look forward to reading them. They are inspirational and uplifting and straight from Gods word. Often the content makes me question my own walk with God, which is good. I pray that your columns will urge people to seek God and draw closer to his love and forgiveness. God Bless you and your family.

  2. Dave, Thanks for your kind words. Yes the Lord Jesus Christ is our blessing. His Word is eternal and authoritative. May we honor with not only our words but also live according to His Truth. Hope to meet you one of these days. Lord’s blessings on you.
    Pastor Bear

  3. Hi,
    I am helping some friends who are moving to the area to find a good church to worship. From what I can tell your lead pastor is a TMS graduate, which tells me some things about what your church believes. However, my experience is that this is not fool proof. So I have a big question that will help me discern what you believe.
    As you know, your community is about 5 hours from Moscow, Idaho. What is your church’s position on theonomy. Can I assume that you are a consistent to a dispensational hermeneutic that rejects theonomy? A good answer would be helpful.

    In Christ,
    Justin Sagert

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