Dave was raised in TX until the age of 14 when father who was a southern baptist preacher moved family to OH. Grew up there, hunting and fishing! Married my lovely wife Brandi in 1995 and had my 3 girls over the next few years. Got heavily involved in outdoors ministry and moved family to MT in 2008. I make broadheads for a living and use my company as a constant method of spreading the gospel to sportsmen. Favorite verse is Isa 41:10
Life verse: isa 41:10-11
Biggest trophy: 333″ 6×6 elk taken with longbow
Challenge: mt goat hunt 2014……. Fail
Most wanted trophy: moose ( Shiras or Yukon)
Russ Jones, Youth Pastor
I grew up in Boise, ID until the age of 15. My folks moved to Bellingham, WA and I graduated high school there and attended college for a short period of time north of Seattle. I met my bride Shannon and we were married in 1997. We have two children, Mackenzie and Payton, and enjoy watching them grow up to be followers of Jesus Christ. Shannon is originally from Montana and we moved here in 1999 and have been in the bitterroot valley since 2009. I am a general contractor here in the valley and my passions are hunting and fly fishing. Youth ministry has also been a huge passion for me and I have seen God move in amazing ways through youth ministry. I am very blessed to be a part of such a relevant ministry at Sportsmen Church here in the Bitterroot Valley.
Life Verse: Jeremiah 29:11
Biggest Trophy: 4×4 Mulie, Blackfoot 2011
Biggest Challenge: Taking a Bull Elk in Montana (still waiting)
One that got Away: None.
Dream Hunt: Moose in Alaska.
Favorite Mount: My 4×4 European Mulie, from my wife.
Shawn Clubb, Elder
Shawn became an elder at SC in 2013. He and Tam have been married 15 years and have two sons: Dylan and Hunter. He currently serves as our Treasurer.
Life Verse: They are all great!
Biggest Trophy: 4×5 Mulie, Big Hole Valley, MT, 2011
Biggest Challenge: Packing a cow elk off a mountian in one trip. Success (with three guys).
One that got Away: 6 Point Bull elk, just a few steps away and it spooked.
Dream Hunt: AFRICA! Kudu and Sable.
Favorite Mount: It’s still in the field!
Blaine Cowan, Elder
Blaine Cowan serves as the worship team leader and has recently become and elder. Blaine grew up in Missoula and is married to Shelly (the love of his life). They have two awesome boys- Matthew and Andrew. Blaine and his family enjoy camping, hunting, fishing, skiing and pretty much anything outdoors. Blaine and his family are blessed beyond belief and have come through many trials, only by the Grace of our amazing God.
Life Verse: James 1:12