Brandon was born and raised in Spokane, Washington and first felt the leading towards full time ministry when he was in college at Whitworth University. Brandon has been married to his beautiful wife Kristen since 2009 and they are the parents of two daughters, Jadyn and Raegan, and two sons, Nolan and Ben. Brandon pursued his graduate studies at Western Seminary in Portland, Oregon and graduated with his Masters in Divinity in 2015. Brandon joined the pastoral staff of First Baptist in the spring of 2016 as the Pastor of Youth and Family Ministries. After serving in this capacity for two plus years, Brandon was called to be Lead Pastor and is thankful to be serving in this position. Brandon enjoys all things outdoors, especially hiking, backpacking, hunting, and biking. Brandon is an avid sports fan and enjoys playing many sports. Most of all, he enjoys spending time with his wife and children and considers them such a blessing from God. Brandon has a passion for preaching God’s Word and eagerly desires the people he interacts with to follow and love Jesus Christ with all their heart, soul, mind and strength!
Mitchell came to know Jesus as his Savior and Lord during the summer before his Junior year in high school. He placed his faith fully on Christ after his early years of nominal Christianity. It was at summer camp and through God’s word where Mitchell realized that sin touched every part of his life, that salvation was fully the work of Christ, and that faith was more than an intellectual agreement with facts, but a complete surrendering of ones self to him. “You are not
your own, (20) for you were bought with a price” (1 Cor. 6:19-20).
At this same summer camp, he met his future wife, unbeknownst to either of them. Years after summer camp in Michigan, they would re-meet in Spokane, WA. After graduating high school in 2012, Mitchell began a 5 year journey graduating from the Moody Bible Institute. He studied for 3 semesters in Chicago, studied abroad for 3 months in Israel, then transferred to Moody's extension campus in Spokane to finish. He and his wife Jessica were married in 2016, and he graduated in 2017 with a Bachelors degree, with an emphasis in Youth Ministry.
Mitchell and Jessica moved from Spokane to Sandpoint just a few weeks after graduation to start part time as a youth ministry intern at First Baptist Church. It’s now 2021 and they have 3 beautiful daughters Lakely, Emmy, and Arbor. Mitchell feels blessed to continue serving with and among the body of believers in Sandpoint, and longs to see young people hear the gospel and be transformed by faith in Jesus. Mitchell likes sports, and games, and spending time with people. He finds joy in fixing things that are broken, and helping other people with projects.
Above all Mitchell wants to follow Christ with sincerity, lead his family well, and build up the body of Christ.
Angie has been serving the Lord since youth through missions trips and leadership of small groups. After the arrival of the two Wolfe pups, she was involved in MOPs leadership and then the women's community Bible study After God’s Heart. Angie is blessed to be married to the love of her life, David. She greatly enjoys God's outdoor playground and loves living in Sandpoint. She is a natural leader and a great organizer, keeping the Wolfe Pack running smoothly for the past 30 years and putting feet to our pastor's ideas for the past 16 years.