About Cop Church

Who we are

Cop Church Idaho Falls is a place where both active and former law enforcement officers and their families can connect with each other and worship Jesus Christ. We desire to minister to officers and their families while providing a place for them to minister to others. Although our primary target group is law enforcement officers and their families, all who support, desire to minister to and with officers in their community are welcome.

Our Mission

Preach the gospel and equip followers of Jesus Christ to fulfill their call.

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What to Expect

The unknown can be very uncomfortable for anyone, but especially for law enforcement officers. Going to church, especially when you haven’t been in a while or ever, can create similar feelings. Hence, we strive to make our worship experiences enjoyable and welcoming. When you visit Cop Church, you will be welcomed by brothers and sisters in blue. We understand each other, and want to create an atmosphere where you can encounter God and experience life-giving fellowship with others. Dress is casual. Uniforms are welcome! If you just got off work, or preparing to go on duty, come as you are.

 

When you enter, you will see a vibrant group of volunteers (other cops, first responders, family members, and supporters) who are excited to meet and assist you in any way they can. From 7 to 7:30 pm, coffee, drinks, and snacks are available in the foyer.

 

Our one-hour service will begin at 7:30 pm with Christian singing led by our Worship Team. After worship in music we’ll have a Bible-based and relevant message. Following the message, we’ll close with a song. On the first service of each quarter, we’ll serve communion just before the message. Afterwards, there will be more time for fellowship centered around light refreshments.

 

You will find that visiting Cop Church is uplifting and exciting...and hanging around with a bunch of cops is always fun!

Nursery

A nursery is provided for infants through four years. All our adult nursery workers have passed a background check. Mature teens may assist with the nursery, but will be under the supervision of an adult volunteer.

What to Expect

The unknown can be very uncomfortable for anyone, but especially for law enforcement officers. Going to church, especially when you haven’t been in a while or ever, can create similar feelings. Hence, we strive to make our worship experiences enjoyable and welcoming. When you visit Cop Church, you will be welcomed by brothers and sisters in blue. We understand each other, and want to create an atmosphere where you can encounter God and experience life-giving fellowship with others. Dress is casual. Uniforms are welcome! If you just got off work, or preparing to go on duty, come as you are.

 

When you enter, you will see a vibrant group of volunteers (other cops, first responders, family members, and supporters) who are excited to meet and assist you in any way they can. From 7 to 7:30 pm, coffee, drinks, and snacks are available in the foyer.

 

Our one-hour service will begin at 7:30 pm with Christian singing led by our Worship Team. After worship in music we’ll have a Bible-based and relevant message. Following the message, we’ll close with a song. On the first service of each quarter, we’ll serve communion just before the message. Afterwards, there will be more time for fellowship centered around light refreshments.

 

You will find that visiting Cop Church is uplifting and exciting...and hanging around with a bunch of cops is always fun!

Nursery

A nursery is provided for infants through four years. All our adult nursery workers have passed a background check. Mature teens may assist with the nursery, but will be under the supervision of an adult volunteer.

Our Beliefs

Christian

Cop Church Idaho Falls is a determinedly Christian organization. It is built upon the person of Jesus Christ, the Son of God. The doctrines and practices of the ministry are based upon his teachings as found in the Bible.

Foundational

We subscribe to the following five foundational Christian doctrines:

  • The inerrancy and infallibility of the Bible.
  • The virgin birth and complete deity of Christ.
  • The atoning sacrifice of Christ’s death for the sins of the world.
  • The literal resurrection of the body.
  • Christ’s second coming in bodily form to earth.

Non-Denominational Worship

We firmly believe in the benefits of being connected with denominational fellowship. However, our context is especially unique, and we focus on the non-negotiable essentials of the Christian faith while allowing liberty in the non-essential areas. Those serving on our ministry teams and attending our worship experiences have a variety of backgrounds from the Christian Faith.

God

We believe there is one God eternally existing in three persons: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.

Jesus Christ

We believe that Jesus Christ is the only begotten Son of the Father, conceived of the Holy Spirit, and born of the Virgin Mary. He was crucified, buried, and raised from the dead. He ascended into Heaven and is today at the right hand of the Father as the Intercessor. He is the King who is soon to come a second time to reign and rule in the Earth.

The Holy Spirit

We believe that the Holy Spirit works in the world today to convict of sin, to indwell believers, to provide comfort, to lead us into righteousness as evidenced by the fruit of the Spirit, to give us power to be witnesses of Jesus Christ, and to bestow gifts as mentioned in the Scriptures.

The Bible

We believe that the Bible, consisting of the Old and New Testaments, is completely and equally inspired as the written Word of God. It is the basis for doctrine, correction, and instruction in righteousness. The Bible is the only and complete written revelation of God.

Salvation

We believe that every person has sinned and come short of the glory of God. Justification, regeneration, and the new birth are works of grace through faith in the shed blood of Jesus Christ. Salvation is a free gift that cannot be earned, and is only available through a personal relationship with Jesus Christ. Eternal life is for the righteous, and eternal punishment in Hell is for the wicked.

The Church

We believe that the Church, according to the metaphors used in the Holy Scriptures, is the Body of Christ made up of all believers everywhere and throughout all time. It is also the Bride of Christ for whom the Bridegroom, Jesus Christ, will return. Further, the Church is the dwelling place of God through the Holy Spirit, and possesses God's authority to communicate truth and salvation to the world. We believe that every individual member of the Body has a calling and unique gift for ministry, and is vital to the healthy functioning of the Church.

Christian

Cop Church Idaho Falls is a determinedly Christian organization. It is built upon the person of Jesus Christ, the Son of God. The doctrines and practices of the ministry are based upon his teachings as found in the Bible.

Foundational

We subscribe to the following five foundational Christian doctrines:

  • The inerrancy and infallibility of the Bible.
  • The virgin birth and complete deity of Christ.
  • The atoning sacrifice of Christ’s death for the sins of the world.
  • The literal resurrection of the body.
  • Christ’s second coming in bodily form to earth.

Non-Denominational Worship

We firmly believe in the benefits of being connected with denominational fellowship. However, our context is especially unique, and we focus on the non-negotiable essentials of the Christian faith while allowing liberty in the non-essential areas. Those serving on our ministry teams and attending our worship experiences have a variety of backgrounds from the Christian Faith.

God

We believe there is one God eternally existing in three persons; Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.

Jesus Christ

We believe that Jesus Christ is the only begotten Son of the Father, conceived of the Holy Spirit, and born of the Virgin Mary. He was crucified, buried, and raised from the dead. He ascended into Heaven and is today at the right hand of the Father as the Intercessor. He is the King who is soon to come a second time to reign and rule in the Earth.

The Holy Spirit

We believe that the Holy Spirit works in the world today to convict of sin, to indwell believers, to provide comfort, to lead us into righteousness as evidenced by the fruit of the Spirit, to give us power to be witnesses of Jesus Christ, and to bestow gifts as mentioned in the Scriptures.

The Bible

We believe that the Bible, consisting of the Old and New Testaments, is completely and equally inspired as the written Word of God. It is the basis for doctrine, correction, and instruction in righteousness. The Bible is the only and complete written revelation of God.

Salvation

We believe that every person has sinned and come short of the glory of God. Justification, regeneration, and the new birth are works of grace through faith in the shed blood of Jesus Christ. Salvation is a free gift that cannot be earned, and is only available through a personal relationship with Jesus Christ. Eternal life is for the righteous, and eternal punishment in Hell is for the wicked.

The Church

We believe that the Church, according to the metaphors used in the Holy Scriptures, is the Body of Christ made up of all believers everywhere and throughout all time. It is also the Bride of Christ for whom the Bridegroom, Jesus Christ, will return. Further, the Church is the dwelling place of God through the Holy Spirit, and possesses God's authority to communicate truth and salvation to the world. We believe that every individual member of the Body has a calling and unique gift for ministry, and is vital to the healthy functioning of the Church.

Our Team

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Tony Anderson

Team Member
Tony is a Trooper with the Idaho State Police (ISP) and a retired Untied States Navy Chief. In the Navy, Tony served in Fast Attack submarines operating and maintaining their nuclear propulsion plants. He was assigned to three nuclear attack submarines and was stationed at Naval Reactors Facility at the Idaho National Lab near Idaho Falls for three separate tours of duty. Tony has been a Trooper with ISP since 1995 and he has had assignments within ISP’s Patrol, Investigations, and Commercial Vehicle Safety units. He has served ISP as a Field Training Officer, Crash Reconstructionist, Crowd Intervention Team member, Firearms Instructor, and a Firearms Armorer. Tony is currently a Hazardous Materials Senior Specialist tasked with enforcing state and Federal commercial vehicle and hazardous materials transportation regulations and he is tasked with responding to hazardous materials incidents throughout Eastern Idaho.
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Gordon Boyle

Counseling Pastor
Gordon comes from a proud family of Idahoans. As a teen, he spent summers working on the family ranch, and continued ranching for six years once out of school. When the Teton Dam broke in 1976, Gordon, who'd been a search-and-rescue volunteer, was sworn in as a paid law enforcement deputy for the Bonneville County Sheriff's Office. Following the birth of their two children, Gordon’s wife Roxanne returned to her Christian roots and began praying for Gordon's salvation. After more than a decade of prayer, Gordon finally surrendered his life to the Lord, but didn't tell Roxanne for over six months. Once he professed his faith, and committed to living the Christian life, things changed forever. In 2000, Gordon retired the police badge and joined the staff of Watersprings Church where he counsels, performs weddings and funerals, and helps with anything else he can!
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Buster Brown

Worship Leader
Although raised in a Christian home, Buster believed God was only pleased with him when he was doing good. If he did good, blessing followed; if he did bad, destruction followed. He believed God was angry with him and Buster was burdened, believing he had to earn God’s love by good works to be forgiven. Romans 8:15 changed his thinking. It says, “The Spirit you received does not make you slaves, so that you live in fear again; rather, the Spirit you received brought about your adoption to sonship...” Buster realized he was a slave to fear, afraid to make a mistake and have God’s judgment come down on him. He realized he viewed “God the Father” simply as a title. He realized that God is not angry, nor inconvenienced; but pleased to wash us of our sin and cleanse us from all unrighteousness. God’s pleased to help us. He’s pleased to call us sons and daughters. After high school, Buster attended Calvary Chapel Bible College Europe, where he started playing guitar. Shortly after returning home, he was asked to lead worship at Watersprings. He’s been leading worship since 2012. Buster enjoys coffee, traveling, sports, and outdoor activities. He’s recently married his awesome wife Ivy.
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Kelley Hart

Team Member
In 1983, Kelley earned a Bachelor’s in Criminal Justice Administration from Boise State University. Following graduation, he joined the Boise Police Department and served two years before taking a position as an insurance claim representative where he continues to be involved in investigations, which includes working with the International Fire and Arson Investigators. Kelley is an active supporter of law enforcement. Kelly firmly believes in Jesus Christ as his Savior and says his marriage to Staci for nearly 40 years is a testament to God’s faithfulness. Kelly and Staci have two adult children and a grandson.
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Dan Kelsey

Tean Member
Dan grew up in the southern California community of Huntington Beach. After college, he worked as a Biologist for the California Department of Agriculture. It was during that time he Dan began his law enforcement career as a reserve officer with both the El Centro and Marysville, California Police Departments. In 1981, Dan joined the Cody (WY) Police Department where he spent the next 22 years. During that time, Dan worked as a patrol officer, patrol sergeant, and undercover drug officer. He spent the last 11 years with the Department as Chief of Police. In 2005, Dan joined the Idaho Department of Fish & Game as a Conservation Officer, working in the eastern Idaho area, retiring in 2016. Dan is a graduate of the FBI National Academy program and has a Bachelor of Science degree in Natural Resource Management from the University of California at Davis. Dan and his wife Stephanie live in the Idaho Falls area.
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Jayson and Angela Krebsbach

Team Members
Before settling in Eastern Idaho, Jayson and Angela were a military police family that moved around the world for 25 years. During Jayson’s military career, the Krebsbachs were stationed overseas in Germany, England, and South Korea. They also served stateside in California, Wyoming, and Montana. Angela has family ties to East Idaho, and shortly after Jayson retired from active duty, they decided to settle just outside Ucon. Jayson served as a Law Enforcement Specialist in the US Air Force, his duties included patrol, field training officer, investigator, and firearms instructor. Jayson and Angela gave their life to the Lord in 2005 and have been serving the Lord ever since. The Krebsbachs have two children.
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Tim Rupp

Teaching Pastor
Tim’s law enforcement career spans four decades. Following high school, Tim enlisted in the Air Force and served four years as an Air Force law enforcement specialist. After his enlistment, he joined the San Antonio Police Department (SAPD) and served 24 years, retiring in 2007. During his SAPD career, Tim’s duties included patrol, homicide detective, patrol sergeant, sex crimes sergeant, and police academy supervisor. He continues to serve with the Bonneville County Sheriff’s Office as a reserve deputy. After retiring from the police department, he was called to pastor full time in Idaho. Tim currently serves as senior pastor at River of Life Church. He graduated from Texas State University (Master of Science in Criminal Justice), Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary (Master of Divinity and MACE), and Western Seminary (Doctor of Ministry). Tim is an ordained Christian minister through The Alliance. Tim is married to Sherry and they have three children, Christina, Aaron, and Emily and five grandchildren.
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Danny Campbell

Team Member
Danny began his law enforcement career in the US Air Force, serving in the Air Police. He spent two years on guard duty and two years in administration. After being discharged, in the early 1970s, Danny joined the Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD) where he served for ten years. During his time with LAPD, Danny worked in the 77th Patrol Division (Watts) as a patrol officer, field training, vice, and narcotics officer. He also served with the Honor Guard. After some challenging personal events Danny gave his life to the Lord, and shortly after resigned from the LAPD. He and his wife Judy moved to Shelley, Idaho where he served as a patrol officer and then chief. Two years later, Danny accepted a security position at the Naval Reactors Facility (NRF). At NRF Danny held several positions including crisis/hostage negotiator, counter intelligence, and conducted background investigations. After several years at NRF, Danny retired from law enforcement. Danny and Judy reside in Idaho Falls.