Lead Pastor James grew up a missionary kid on an Indian Reservation in eastern Montana. This childhood helped shape his worldview and his desire to see people come to a life-changing knowledge of Jesus. He felt called into full-time pastoral ministry as a freshman in college, but it took another 8 years for him to end up in a church setting. Now at FFMC, he is excited about pushing and challenging people to order their entire lives around Jesus Christ. His heartbeat is connecting those who currently know and passionately worship Christ, and those who are willing to live in authentic community, with those who have not yet had their lives transformed by Jesus. James is also passionate about his family. He's been married to Abby since 1999. They are blessed with two sons, Sam and JJ. James loves being in God's creation - backpacking, bicycling, rafting, camping, and the list could go on. But what he really enjoys is a good round of disc golf in just about any weather. He believes the disc golf course is the best place for an official "meeting!"
Tim has been involved in worship ministry since he was in Middle School, and has led worship for around 15 years. He has a deep love and appreciation for many styles of music: from rock and rap, to jazz and classical. His mom taught him piano and clarinet which gave him the foundation he needed to learn vocals, guitar, bass and even a little drums. He also hopes to someday learn to play the cello. Tim is also a pretty big geek. One of his greatest joys is teaching others how to leverage technology to make life easier. When not leading worship, he works full-time as a web developer and IT Specialist for Numerica Credit Union. Tim was born and raised in Spokane Valley and currently lives in the Greenacres/Liberty Lake area with his amazing wife, Christi, and two adorable sons, Tayne and Thorin, and precious daughter, Thea. In his down-time, you can find Tim reading, playing video games, riding his bicycle (or motorcycle!), or wrestling around with his kids.