meet our pastors

 
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GARY COOPER

INTERIM PASTOR

Gary is committed to leading churches through renewal. His ministry has taken him from California to Idaho and Washington. With both a business and seminary background he leads older churches to re-frame their methods to reach a new generation for Jesus.  He has spoken, taught and mentored a number of church leaders and denominations throughout the US, Australia, …

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BRIAN MERZ

DISCIPLESHIP PASTOR

Brian grew up in the north side of Boise and is glad that he still gets to live here. He received a BS in Interpersonal Communications with a Math Minor from the University of Idaho in 1987 and a MA in Biblical Studies and Ministry from the Cole Center for Biblical Studies in 1991. He has served on the staff of The Summit Church since October 1991. He's been married to his wife Angela since 1989 and together they have two children, Isabella and Benjamin.
 

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CHAD MARVIN

WORSHIP PASTOR

Throughout his 25 years of experience as a worship pastor, Chad has helped fuel the vision and ignite the mission of worship teams and their churches throughout the U.S. and abroad. His long artistic directing career to churches has helped many students and interns pave their way to successful careers in worship and arts.

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RYAN KEEN

YOUTH & CHILDREN

Ryan Keen left California for Idaho in search of a better life. And Idaho is where he met his wife, Rachel. Ryan is passionate about the Bible and believes we don’t just learn from it, but that it has authority over us and the power to transform our lives. As the Associate Pastor, Ryan primarily serves our youth and children’s ministry teams. He is also involved in family ministry. Ryan holds a BA in Christian Education Ministries with a minor in Biblical Studies from Biola University and a Master of Divinity from Talbot.