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Gary Howard

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Colfax Baptist Church

Pastor: Dr. Gary Howard

My information: My spiritual journey started at the age of ten, when I clearly heard, understood, and placed my faith in the Gospel of Jesus Christ. When I was 16 years old, I was baptized in the Baptist church where I grew up. Upon graduation of university at the age of 23, I entered into full time vocational ministry as a youth pastor. Those three years as a youth pastor were formative for me as I learned all the many facets of ministry. It was during this time I was called and confirmed to become a pastor of a church. After seminary I served as associate pastor of the Baptist church where I grew up and then pastored a church in Idaho. I have now been serving as Senior Pastor at Colfax Baptist Church for almost nine years. I have ministered vocationally for 20 years: senior pastor role for 12 years, an associate pastor role for 5 years, and as a youth pastor for 3 years. While serving Colfax Baptist Church I pursued my Doctor of Ministry at Talbot Theological Seminary and graduated May of 2016.

My Family: My wife Michelle and I have been married since May of 2000 and God has blessed us with our son Toby (born 2004) and daughter Hokulani (born 2007).

My church information: Colfax Baptist Church holds their Sunday morning blended worship service at 24850 Ben Taylor Road in Colfax at 11am (which is near the elementary and high school). We offer ministries for all ages including a nursery during the worship service, Sunday school at 930am for all ages, Children’s Church during the worship service, TEAR Youth Discipleship Sundays after service, Women’s Bible Study Tuesdays 630pm, Men’s Breakfast Bible Study Thursday 7am, Discipleship Groups, Good News Club at Colfax Elementary Monday afternoons, and many outreaches during the year like our Summer Festival school supply giveaway the last Saturday in July. Our website is and Facebook page is Our Vision: A Gospel centered Church devoted to your family, our community, and beyond! Our Mission: 1. Biblical Teaching that grows us as committed Christ followers 2. Engaging inwardly and outwardly with Christ’s tangible love

3. Building up the next generation. Our Core Values: Biblical preaching and teaching, family oriented, and engagement with community.

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