About Revive Church

Revive Church has been in the making for a few years now. Two churches, Connections Community and Canyon Ridge, had the same goal: to be a place of grace in the Treasure Valley, where anyone could walk through the door and feel loved. We each did ministry on our own, but always felt like there should be more! In the summer of 2014, we felt God calling us to join forces. We strive to be a picture of the unity Jesus calls us to in John 17. We know we’re not perfect, but we believe that God loves us anyway - and we are so excited to share that love with the Valley. To love people to Life..

What We Believe

THE BIBLE

We believe the Bible is God’s Word, from His mouth to man, through His Spirit without error. It is God’s love letter to us and is used to encourage and guide our lives.

THE TRINITY

We believe there is one true God and that He exists in three persons: the divine example of true community. These three are equal, but carry out different roles in the work of creation, providing and redeeming.

GOD THE FATHER

We believe God is an infinite personal spirit, perfect in all things. He so desires to connect with us in a personal way that he sent his Son to reconcile the relationship between God and man.

JESUS CHRIST

We believe Jesus is God’s only son. He was conceived by the Holy Spirit and born to a virgin. He lived perfectly, without any sins. We believe He died in our place, to pay for our sins, that He came back to life in bodily form and that He ascended into heaven.

HOLY SPIRIT

We believe the Holy Spirit comes from the Father and Son to make us aware of our sin, to convict, guide, comfort and lead us both corporately and personally. He lives in all of us who believe in Jesus.

THE CHURCH

We believe that “the church” is one universal body of believers encompassing all those who believe in Jesus. We are to gather regularly with other members of the church. This can happen in concerts, chat rooms, life groups and other places where God’s kids gather together.

THE RITUALS

Jesus modeled 2 things: baptism, which is symbolic of His death and resurrection, and communion, which symbolizes His blood and body crucified for us.

RELIGIOUS LIBERTY

We believe every person can have a direct, personal relationship with God. No human mediator is required for God to hear our prayers, forgive our sins or direct our lives.

SPIRITUAL TRANSFORMATION

We believe all people are sinners by nature and choice and, because of that, are spiritually far from God. We believe those who repent of their sins, connect with God and make Jesus the leader in their lives are made new by the Holy Spirit. This transformation is made evident by the change in our lives.

ETERNAL LIFE

We believe Christ will personally and visibly return to Earth and establish His kingdom. We believe in a literal heaven and a literal hell, that all who have died will be resurrected in bodily form, and that there will be a judgement. We believe, according to the Bible, that the righteous will spend eternity with God and the wicked will spend eternity separated from God.

Our Leaders

Dusty Taylor

Dusty Taylor

Dusty and his wife Tammi have 4 kids and share a heart for ministry. His passion for everything creative spills over into his preaching style. He often teaches in creative and fun ways making it engaging and accessible to everyone who wants to hear.


Mark

John Rott

With a degree in ministry and a master’s in business, John leverages all his talents discipling men and encouraging small group leaders. He also has an insatiable hunger for God’s word and a supernatural ability to remember everything he reads. John and Laura have 3 grown boys and have been married for over 25 years.


Luke

Allegra Metcalf

Allegra and her husband Brent have a heart for seeing Christians come to know Jesus in a deep and real way. Allegra has a missions background, loves to learn and works locally as a nurse. She can often be found riding bikes with Brent and their two pups, studying koine Greek and trying to keep a creative staff organized.


John

Josh Hurley

Josh and his wife Josie have a strong desire to pour into teenagers and see them grow in Christ. His love for Jesus and extroverted personality help Josh shout it from the rooftops. He is also a talented musician, vocalist and heads up our ever expanding creative team. If you’re looking for a way to use your artistic gifts at church, connect with Josh!


Ruth

Jeff Griffiths

Don’t let the quiet demeanor fool you… Jeff’s passion for Jesus is something to shout about! He feels lucky that he’s able to blend his love for music with his passion for ministry. When he’s not helping his wife Leanne wrangle their three tiny humans, Jeff can be found pouring into and developing others to serve God.


John

Steven Sulik

Steven and his wife Rachel are incredible people with an amazing heart to bless others. They avoid the spotlight and serve Revive tirelessly! Steven is the head of our FILO Team (First In, Last Out), making sure the sanctuary, stage and children’s ministry are ready to go every Sunday morning. When they aren’t installing roofs (Steven) or training horses (Rachel), they have special affection for their three dogs, four cats, multiple chickens and a beehive!


Seth

Cherie Coonce

Cherie just might be the best part of Revive! She is an incredible light and joy to all of us – the sunniest personality you will ever meet. Cherie is always at the front door, welcoming one and all with grace and incredible love! She coordinates our greeter ministry, runs an amazing (huge!) small group for women and serves those in need. Cherie loves thrifting, crafting and spending time with her husband Jack, with special love for their young granddaughter!

Cherie also heads up our 50s+ ministry, SPF 50!


Seth

Sara O’Coyne

Sara is passionate about kids’ ministry. She has a master’s degree in early childhood education and uses her training to help young hearts discover how much God loves them.