We affirm the Apostles’ Creed and the Nicene Creed. These two creeds have been the core of Christian belief since the earliest centuries of the church and unite us together with the global community of Christians. We are also indebted to the stream of Protestant Christianity that began in the seventeenth century and is summarized in the Westminster Confession of Faith and Catechisms. We are affiliated with the network of churches called the Presbyterian Church in America.
All Saints began in 1996 as two PCA church plants, East River and Valley West. In time, the two churches joined forces as Valley West and worked to proclaim the gospel across the Treasure Valley. The early years were difficult for a handful of reasons. We owe much to our original elders and to the Pacific Northwest Presbytery, of which we are members. Several pastors came and went, and the church met in borrowed spaces at Centennial High School, Boise State's Student Union Building, and other local churches who were gracious enough to host us. In 2002, Valley West called Brad Chaney to be our Senior Pastor, a role that he still fills by God's grace.
In 2008, the church bought a building on Bogus Basin Road, across from the Simplot mansion. It was during the move that Valley West became All Saints. God richly blessed the church there in worship, community, and growth. Members from that time remember its old wooden trusses and the hillside where kids played after worship. We helped launch Reformed University Fellowship (RUF) at Boise State, called Brian Douglas as Associate Pastor, and became members of the Northwest Church Planting Network while meeting at Bogus Basin.
Before long, however, we had outgrown our space. The church's age made it difficult to renovate. Every available plan was considered, and we made the difficult decision to sell our "first house" and relocate to The Ambrose School in Meridian, where we now meet. The move was a time of transition, but God's grace has continued. We called Phil Hunter to be our Executive Pastor, and we have fulfilled a long-time dream of planting a new church, Boise Presbyterian downtown.
If you come to All Saints on any given Sunday, you will see a fresh continuity of new and old: a new meeting place, fresh faces, new songs and prayers each week, a renewed calling and vision. Yet in many ways we are the same church we have always been: our senior pastor is the same, our mission to reach the Treasure Valley continues, our roots are reflected in our worship, we still prioritize the Word and sacrament, and we are still an imperfect people following a perfect Savior. We hope you will join us along the way.