Blake Whiteman

Executive Pastor

My Family: Wife -​ Andrea​, Daughter​ – Layne​, Son – Hudson

My Story: I was born and raised in Coeur d’Alene​, Idaho​.​ ​I graduated from Cd’A High School where I participated as a three-sport athlete, playing baseball, football and basketball.​ I went to college at ​Walla Walla Community College (WA) and​ after surrendering my life to Jesus at age 19, I attended​ Biola University (CA).​ I love the outdoors​, especially archery hunting and fly-fishing! Prior to joining the staff in 2010, I worked as a physical therapy business executive.

Favorite Verse: “Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; the old is gone, the new has come!” – 2 Corinthians 5:17

Food: Mashed potatoes and gravy.

Quote: “It in not the critic who counts; not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles, or where the doer of deeds could have done them better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood; who strives valiantly; who errs, who comes short again and again, because there is no effort without error and short-coming; but who does actually strive to do the deeds; who knows great enthusiasms, the great devotions; who spends himself in a worthy cause; who at the best knows in the end triumph of high achievement, and who at the worst, if he fails, at least fails while daring greatly, so that his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who neither know victory nor defeat.”
– Theodore Roosevelt

Hobby: ​Kids, ​hunting and fishing.

Smell: The woods after it rains and fresh coffee!