Who We Are
In regards to church governance, Scripture describes two distinct offices: Elder and Deacon. Elders are responsible for the vision, oversight and shepherding of the church, devoting themselves primarily to prayer and to the ministry of the Word. Deacons provide oversight in a specific area of operation within the church, being of good repute and full of the spirit of wisdom. (Acts 6:3-4)
Steve has been an elder of Breathe Reformed Baptist Church since November 2018 and previously served as a deacon. Steve and his wife, Jamie, were married in November 2011 and they have two children. In the community, Steve has been involved in foster care, adoption, and efforts to end abortion. In the church, Steve is passionate about biblical doctrine, the historic confessions, and discipleship among men. Steve has obtained a degree is Business Administration and is currently completing requirements for a Master of Divinity at Gateway Seminary. Steve’s favorite book of the Bible is Romans due to its theological depth and clarity.
James has been the lead pastor of Breathe Reformed Baptist Church since October 2018 and has served the church since 2014. James and his wife, Tina, were married in July 2009 and they have two children. Since the age of fourteen, James has been involved in evangelistic ministry and serving the community of Colorado Springs. As a recording artist he did much of his traveling and performing with his record label at youth functions, concerts and various church events. For his undergraduate work he obtained two degrees in Business and certifications in Ethics and Biblical Studies from Colorado Christian University. Currently he is completing requirements for a Master of Divinity at Gateway Seminary. James’ favorite book of the Bible is the Gospel of John for its heartfelt presentation of Jesus Christ as the Son of God.
Deacon of Finance
Mitch has served as the Deacon of Finance since 2014 and has been a member with the church over the last decade. Mitch and his wife Kellie, were married in December of 2009 and have two children. As a resident of Colorado the last 24 years Mitch has attended many churches in the area and is happy to call Breathe his home. With emphasis of study in finance he has 20 years of experience in banking, lending, and financial advising. Mitch’s favorite book of the Bible is Psalms for its numerous chapters of praise, worship, thanksgiving and repentance.
Deacon of Evangelism
Paul has served as Deacon of Evangelism since July 2021. He and his wife, Chelsey, were married in July 2017 and have three fur babies (two dogs and a cat). Paul obtained a Bachelor’s degree in Engineering Physics from the Colorado School of Mines, and is finishing his Master’s of Divinity from the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, with plans to pursue a Ph.D. in theology. Paul has a passion for evangelism and reaching the lost, for Reformed theology, and for the edification of the church through teaching. Paul’s favorite book of the Bible is Revelation with the triumph of Christ in all things and the beautiful descriptions of the worship around the throne of God.
Deacon of Worship
Lou has been leading worship in song at Breathe Reformed Baptist Church since 2021. He has been singing since the young age of four. He and his wife, Katrina, have been married since 2012 and they have been blessed with two sons. Katrina and Lou both grew up in Alaska and have been in Colorado since 2010. Lou’s favorite book of the Bible is the First letter from John for its direct and in-depth look at how we ought to live our lives of love for the glory of God alone.
Deacon of Facilities
Andy has been a deacon and caring for our facilities since 2014. He is married to his wife Theresa.