SERVING GOD BY SERVING OTHERS
MEET OUR TEAM
"For this command is a lamp, this teaching is a light, and correction
and instruction are the way to life."
STEVE & CINDY BRADSHAW
Steve and Cindy Bradshaw founded the Cocolalla Cowboy Church in 2002 to share the good news of Jesus Christ through Biblical teaching in non-judgmental surroundings. Both from Houston, Texas, Pastor Steve and Cindy were married in 1979 and have two grown sons, two daughters-in-law and five grandchildren. In 2018, Pastor Steve answered God’s call to serve at a broader level in local government and was elected to the Bonner County, Idaho, Board of Commissioners. Pastor Steve and Cindy continue their mission of spreading the Gospel in a way that honors the Lord with a deep sense of responsibility and integrity.
Associate Pastor Dave Lotze and his wife, Linda, have served the Lord for more than 20 years in various leadership positions, from performing missionary work up and down the West Coast and Mexico to youth and adult programs in the Seattle area. Through his work leading a men’s ministry event in Sandpoint, Idaho, Dave met Pastor Steve and Cindy Bradshaw, and together with his family, joined the Cocolalla Cowboy Church. Dedicated to sharing the love of Jesus with enthusiasm and authenticity, Pastor Dave provides teaching support to the church and serves as a chaplain for the Sandpoint and Bonners Ferry Police Departments.
LAY PASTOR OF COMMUNITY MINISTRIES
Robert Whitt is a lay pastor of outside ministries for the Cocolalla Cowboy Church, serving as a counselor and security officer within the church, as well as a chaplain for the Bonner County Sheriff’s Department. He and his wife, Jennine, have three children and were led by the Holy Spirit to our church while still living in California. After experiencing the worship and message, they laid down new roots in North Idaho and work diligently to share the Gospel of Jesus Christ in our community.
As an associate pastor for Cocolalla Cowboy Church, Craig Dalrymple brings more than 30 years of leadership experience in ministry roles that range from elder, associate pastor and youth programs to advocacy and church planting. Craig and his wife, Naditza are committed to serving God. They provide support to a church in Jerusalem through Holy Land Missions, and Craig has organized support for missionaries working with children in war-torn areas of South Sudan and young sex-trafficking victims in the Philippines. Craig’s extensive experience and expertise are an invaluable asset.
As one of our church elders, Gene Gibson and his wife Judy serve the members of Cocolalla Cowboy Church and the community with great dedication and love. Originally from Weiser, Idaho, Gene and Judy have two grown daughters. He was called to the church with a need to rededicate his life to the Lord. Through prayer and faithfulness, they have experienced God’s miracles first hand through Gene’s three bouts with cancer and continue to rely on His healing power as he enters his fourth.
Ken Baldwin serves with the leadership team at Cocolalla Cowboy Church as a deacon and security officer. A retired Army Reserve serviceman with 23 years of service, Ken provides any support necessary to the team and his watchful eye ensures the safety of the flock every Sunday during gatherings. Ken was born in Colorado and spent much of his time in Missouri. Ken and his wife, Gracie, made the move to North Idaho in 2013 and have one son.
With more than 25 years of sharing the word of God as a chaplain for the Bonner County Sheriff’s Department, John McIntire continues to serve the Lord as a deacon in our church. John is a true prayer warrior, personally praying over every request he’s given. Originally from Los Angeles, California, John and his wife Ginny, have numerous children and grandchildren.
Matthew Redd has lived in North Idaho with his family for 20 years and serves the church as a deacon, providing help and support wherever needed. Matthew’s rich, deep voice is an integral part of the church’s praise and worship time through music. Cocolalla Cowboy Church’s honest, Biblical teaching have made Matthew, and the entire Redd family, a fixture of the congregation.
Originally from Texas, Charlie Richmond joyfully assists the pastors and staff of our church in his role as a deacon. Having served his country in the United States Navy, as well as his community as a medical doctor before retirement, Charlie and his wife Maxine were introduced to the Cocolalla Cowboy Church by a family member and were soon drawn in by our Biblically-based teaching. Charlie and Maxine have three children and provide a great source of strength to our leadership team.
Music director, Anthony Lorah (Tony) and his wife Nancy have spent decades writing and performing original and traditional praise and worship music as “Northern Exposure with Grace.” From genres such as folk and Americana to the familiar country-Gospel style that fills the Cocolalla Cowboy Church, Tony uses his love of music and the Lord to create emotional connections that inspire closer relationships between God and His children.
CHILDREN'S MINISTRIES LEADER
Originally from Lubbock, Texas, Rebecca Falciani’s dedication and service to the Lord is at the heart of the Cocolalla Cowboy Church. With a strong faith in Jesus from the tender age of 5, she serves as the leader of children’s ministries, teaching Sunday school weekly to ages 4 through 10 and taking care of infants in the nursery. Becky also serves as one of the church’s new-comer “welcome wagon” volunteers. Becky has two grown children and her devotion to sharing the Gospel by supporting others is part of the foundation of the Cocolalla Cowboy Church.
An indispensable part of our leadership team, Sound Technician, Valerie Hester, delights in ensuring our praise-and-worship music and Sunday gatherings create a personal experience for every individual in attendance. Originally from Texas, she gave her life to Jesus as a young adult and was drawn to the values of the Cocolalla Cowboy Church, as well as its unconditional love and acceptance. In addition to audio production, Valerie also serves as a teacher/speaker for women’s Bible study with great devotion.