Staff:

James

James Green, Senior Pastor

james@lewistonocc.org

James and Christina moved from Missouri in March 2015 with their four children (Gavin, Carson, Macy Joy, and Trace ) and a bunch of pets. James graduated from Dallas Theological Seminary, and before answering God’s call to OCC, he served as the Teaching Pastor at Cape Bible Chapel, in Cape Girardeau, MO. Prior to joining the Chapel staff, James spent 5 years as the Area Director for Southeast Missouri Young Life.
 
James is gifted in the areas of teaching and shepherding. He is thrilled to get to love on people and challenge OCC to be the kind of church that is sold out to the mission and vision that God has provided; where we can join God as He transforms the LC Valley, one person at a time.
Matt

Matt Walden, Executive Pastor

matt@lewistonocc.org

Matt was born and raised in Battle Ground, Washington. He served at Brush Prairie Baptist Church in Vancouver, WA for five years and Grace Community Church in Auburn, WA for 9 years before coming to OCC in 2006. He is married to Lisa and has a son (Andrew) and daughter (Anna) in college. In his free time he loves to golf and follow the Cougs.
 
In his role Matt has the opportunity to use his gifts in administration, teaching and leadership through the operations of the church including finance, facilities, personnel and strategic planning.
 
Matt’s BA in psychology is from Pacific Lutheran University and his Master’s in educational ministries from Western Seminary.

Cameron Stanton, Worship Pastor

cameron@lewistonocc.org

Cameron and Jen, along with their children, Luke, Jake, Nora, and Hannah, moved to Lewiston from Springfield, MO in December 2018. Cameron graduated from Southwest Baptist University and served as part of the worship ministry staff at Emmaus church, which he helped plant in 2005.
 
At OCC, Cameron uses his gifts of leading worship and songwriting to encourage the church body to express their love for Jesus.
 
Cameron loves spending time with his wife and kids, reading, going on walks, and taking naps.

Jeremy Schooler, Youth Pastor

jeremy@lewistonocc.org

Jeremy and his wife Katina moved to Lewiston from Edgerton, WI
in December 2018. Jeremy earned his Bachelor of Science in Biblical Studies
from Moody Bible Institute, Spokane and served as youth intern at North Church.

Jeremy has a passion for the church of tomorrow and the youth of today. He is gifted in teaching and outreach through relational evangelism and loves challenging kids to be authentic and courageous in their faith.

Jeremy enjoys reading, hiking, working out, spending time with his wife, and trying to replicate recipes he sees on Chef’s Table.

Lois

Lois Bly, Children’s Director

lois@lewistonocc.org

Lois has been part of the OCC church family for a number of years, and began serving as Children’s Ministry Director in 2014. Having graduated from The Master’s College with a major in Elementary Education and minor in Bible, Lois has worked with children and their families in a variety of educational and faith based environments.

Lois brings a passion and desire in Children’s Ministry to bring Christ to children in relevant and meaningful ways while also providing help and support for families as they raise their children for Christ.

She and husband, Russell, have two grown children, and enjoy being an active part of their grandchildren’s lives.

Beliefs:

We believe the Bible to be the only inspired, infallible, authoritative Word of God.
 
We believe that there is one God, eternally coexistent in three persons; Father, Son and Holy Spirit.
 
We believe in the deity of our Lord Jesus Christ, His virgin birth, His sinless life, His miracles, His vicarious and atoning death through His shed blood, His body resurrection, His ascension to the right hand of the Father, His personal and imminent return for the Church, and His glorious appearing with the Church to set up His Kingdom.
 
We believe that the Holy Spirit is a person, co-equal with the Father and the Son in all His attributes, sent by the Lord Jesus Christ from the Father to convict the world of sin, to regenerate, indwell, guide and teach the believer, and to empower him to live a godly life in victory over sin.
 
We believe that Jesus Christ died a substitutionary death upon the cross, by grace providing salvation for all who believe in Him, justifying them on the basis of His shed blood.
 
We believe that all who receive the Lord Jesus Christ by faith as their personal Savior become the children of God, and by that step of faith eternal life is assured.
 
We believe in the resurrection of the saved and the lost. The saved are resurrected unto life eternal and the lost are resurrected unto eternal condemnation.
 
We believe in the reality and personality of Satan, a subtle being who ultimately will be cast into the Lake of Fire.
 
We believe in the spiritual unity of believers in the Lord Jesus Christ.
 

Mission/Vision:

The mission at Orchards Community Church is to make spiritually seeking people into fully-devoted followers of Christ
 
The vision at Orchards Community Church is to transform the world one person at a time, starting in the LC Valley.
 

Church History:

OCC is an established ministry with roots in outreach to children and youth in the Orchards area of Lewiston. In 1908, the American Sunday School Union organized a Sunday school to provide Christian education for families in the developing but rural Orchards area of Lewiston. The attendance and activity with the Sunday school and corresponding youth group grew. The Sunday school led to the formation of a church starting June, 1910 with six charter members. It was called Lewiston Orchards Congregational Community Church.
 

In 1973, the name was changed to Orchards Community Church (OCC) after separating from the Congregational Church Conference. OCC stands as a non-denominational evangelical community church.

Since 1910, OCC has been led by 13 senior pastors. The focus today is the same as when the ministry started, to make spiritually seeking people into fully-devoted followers of Christ.
 
Contact:
Phone: (208) 743-1021
E-mail: lewocc@lewistonocc.org
Address: 822 Bryden Ave
Lewiston, Idaho 83501