We affirm the Apostles’ Creed and the Nicene Creed. These two creeds have been the core of Christian belief since the earliest centuries of the church and unite us together with the global community of Christians. We are also indebted to the stream of Protestant Christianity that began in the seventeenth century and is summarized in the Westminster Confession of Faith and Catechisms. We are affiliated with the network of churches called the Presbyterian Church in America.
All Saints began in 1996 as two PCA church plants, East River and Valley West. In time, the two churches joined forces as Valley West and worked to proclaim the gospel across the Treasure Valley. The early years were difficult for a handful of reasons. We owe much to our original elders and to the Pacific Northwest Presbytery, of which we are members. Several pastors came and went, and the church met in borrowed spaces at Centennial High School, Boise State's Student Union Building, and other local churches who were gracious enough to host us. In 2002, Valley West called Brad Chaney to be our Senior Pastor.
In 2008, the church bought a building on Bogus Basin Road, across from the Simplot mansion. It was during the move that Valley West became All Saints. God richly blessed the church there in worship, community, and growth. Members from that time remember its old wooden trusses and the hillside where kids played after worship. We helped launch Reformed University Fellowship (RUF) at Boise State, called Brian Douglas as Associate Pastor, and became members of the Northwest Church Planting Network while meeting at Bogus Basin.
Before long, however, we had outgrown our space. The church's age made it difficult to renovate. Every available plan was considered, and we made the difficult decision to sell our "first house" and relocate to The Ambrose School in Meridian, where we now meet. The move was a time of transition, but God's grace has continued. We called Phil Hunter to be our Executive Pastor, and we have fulfilled a long-time dream of planting a new church, Boise Presbyterian downtown.
As time passed, Brian Douglas accepted a call in 2020 to a PCA church in Tallahassee, FL. Then in 2021, Brad Chaney felt called to plant a church in South Scottsdale, AZ. Though it was sad to see Brad and Brian leave us, we recognized that it was God’s call. A Search Committee was formed in the Summer of 2021, and in April 2022, we called Justin Poythress to be our new Senior Pastor. We were blessed having Mike Kelly as our Interim Pastor for the intervening 10 months, who was occasionally spelled by Rob Reyburn, and by couple of our elders, Phil Hunter, and more recently by Rev, Fernando Freitas, a licensed PCA pastor who recently moved to this area. Rev. Justin Poythress began his full time ministry here in July 2022.