JIM PUTMAN - ELDER / SENIOR PASTOR
Hometown: Boise, Idaho
Family: Wife Lori - Three sons, Christian, Jesse, Will - Grandson Kaden
Favorite Movie: Braveheart, Rocky, Lord of the Rings
Hobbies: Coaching Wrestling & Hunting
What you like about North Idaho: The beauty, solitude, wildlife
Your favorite season and why: Fall - Hunting
Best advice ever heard or read: Unless the Lord builds the house, those who build it labor in vain - Psalm 127:1
Life verse: Philippians 3:12-14 - Not that I have already obtained this or am already perfect, but I press on to make it my own, because Christ Jesus has made me his own. Brothers, I do not consider that I have made it my own. But one thing I do: forgetting what lies behind and straining forward to what lies ahead, I press on toward the goal for the prize of the upward call of God in Christ Jesus.
Favorite music: Christian Contemporary
Favorite sport: Wrestling / Football
Testimony: Grew up a pastor's son, walked away from the Lord and pursued drugs and alcohol. Came to truly know the Lord during college through the research of apologetics, recovery from alcoholism, and in meeting my wife Lori. After completeing college I volunteered in youth ministry and eventually became a youth pastor and then ended up planting Real Life Ministries in Post Falls alongside Aaron Couch in 1998.