Pastor Joe & Kristi Arnold joined us in August of 2020. They have 2 adult Children: Charity (recent graduate of Olivet Nazarene University) and Caleb (will attend Northwest Nazarene University in the Fall of 2021).
Pastor Joe is an Ordained Elder in the Church of the Nazarene. He received a BA in Christian Education from Northwest Nazarene College in 1998 and a MA in Christian Education from Northwest Nazarene University in 2007. Pastor Joe spent 13 years as a Youth Pastor.
“My desire is to help people experience the Love of God, not only by my teaching, but by living it with them. Kristi and I enjoy spending time with people through meals, games, discussions, and much more as we try to live God’s Kingdom on earth! God’s love is meant to be experienced in a loving community of believers and that is what we try to create. This is equal for people who haven’t come to faith yet and those who have been serving Him for all their lives.”
Pastor Andy has served as youth pastor at Kalispell Nazarene since November of 2012. He grew up in Sheridan Wyoming, where his father served as a pastor for 30 years. He graduated from Chadron State College with a B.S. in Secondary Education in Physics and Chemistry. After 3 years teaching Physics, Chemistry, and Math, he answered the call to youth ministry as a volunteer in JVCC (a Middle School ministry) at Rockford, Il. First Assembly of God (RFA). In nearly 18 years of youth ministry, he has served 3 churches. (RFA, Sunnyside Nazarene in Wyoming, and KFCN)
In May of 2016 Andy married the love of his life Melissa. They look forward to ministering to the community of Kalispell for years to come.
Pastor Mike has served as the worship pastor of Kalispell First Church of the Nazarene since 2015. Mike is a graduate of the Clergy Development program for the Church of the Nazarene and was Ordained an Elder in 2006. He is also a graduate of the Knox County (TN) Sheriff Office Chaplain Corp Academy, and currently serves as a volunteer police chaplain.
For the past 27 years Mike has been involved in worship ministry. He is passionate about helping others experience Jesus through song.
He enjoys spending time with his wonderful wife April and 4 kids, exploring the great outdoors, writing books few people read and speaking to youth. For more information about Mike check out his website at mikeholien.com.
Pastor to Children and Office Administration
Erin has served the Kalispell First Church of the Nazarene since in this dual role since June 2019. She has a passion for seeing our Children come to know Jesus and God's love for them. She provides an exciting, caring, and thoughtful environment both to the Church Office and the Children's Department.
On top of a dual role position with us, she is also studying for a Christian Education degree from Nazarene Bible College. Erin is excited to be answering a call to ministry and loves working with people. She finds joy from the children and the events that get put on for their families every year.