Justin Poythress, Lead Pastor
Justin grew up in the suburbs of Philadelphia. He got his degree in education and political science from Vanderbilt, then taught for two years in Nashville. He earned his M.Div at Westminster Philadelphia, where he also completed his D.Min with a focus on identity. After completing seminary, Justin served as assistant pastor at Christ Community in Carmel, IN. While in Indianapolis, Justin and Liz met and got married, then moved to Fort Myers, FL where Justin took on an assistant pastor role at Westminster Presbyterian. He accepted the role of lead pastor of All Saints in Boise in 2022. While in Fort Myers, Justin and Liz welcomed their daughter, Ellie into the family. They also have one goldendoodle, Zeke. Justin and Liz love going out to eat, traveling, and hanging out with friends. Justin loves writing (you can find his blog here), reading, peanut butter, and the Dallas Cowboys.
Fernando Freitas, ASSISTANT Pastor
Fernando is originally from Brazil. He graduated from Southern Presbyterian Seminary (BDiv) in 1984 and was ordained in March 1985. He completed his Masters degree in Missiology (MMiss) in 1995. In his 37 years of pastoral ministry, he served as missionary pastor in some mission fields including the Brazilian Amazon rain forest area for 4 years, and Africa (Angola and Mozambique) for 11 years. He goes to Angola every other year to teach at the Superior Institute of Theology in Lubango as a professor of Systematic Theology. He also was the lead pastor of a congregation in southeast Brazil for 10 years before going to Africa.
Fernando came to USA in 2010 and was received as a PCA pastor under care of the Metropolitan New York Presbytery, being the lead pastor of a congregation in New Jersey.Fernando is married to Nilceia since 1983. They have three daughters and two grandchildren. They moved from New Jersey to Idaho in October, 2021. They love to play board games, go camping, are soccer enthusiasts, enjoy good conversation and good food (with no onions, of course…)