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.

I'm New to Cop Church

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 5 to 5:30 pm, enjoy coffee, drinks, and dinner.

Our one-hour service will begin at 5:30 pm with Christian singing led by our Worship Team. After worship in music we’ll have a Bible-based and relevant message. 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!

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 5 to 5:30 pm, enjoy coffee, drinks, and dinner.

Our one-hour service will begin at 5:30 pm with Christian singing led by our Worship Team. After worship in music we’ll have a Bible-based and relevant message. 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!

Our Beliefs

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.

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.

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.

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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 Pastors

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Tim Rupp

Teaching Pastor
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Gordon Boyle

Counseling Pastor