New Pastoral Family Leads Sandpoint Outreach

In one of their first outreach events conducted for the Sandpoint, Idaho, community since arriving recently as Adventist pastoral family, Matt Lombard and his wife, Judy, joined forces with local member Nancy Ward to lead a well-attended 9/11 commemorative Prayer Service.

Held at the Sandpoint Middle School, the event attracted 600 attendees, including members of other area churches, vocalists, bagpipers, and the Air Force Band of the Rockies.

Many firefighters, law enforcement officers, military personnel, and government officials received special awards at the Service.

Pastor Lombard has told the local congregation that he envisions the Sandpoint Church as a center of service and ministry to others, where each member finds his or her area of outreach ministry.

He also wants the Sandpoint Church be a place where people find fellowship and friends and Jesus as their ultimate Friend.

The Lombards have been married 26 years and have three children: Adam, 24; Lindsay, 20; and Roni Lea, 15.

They love music and enjoy praising the Lord with the Sandpoint Church family, who are being blessed by the family’s musical talents.

“We’re country people, we love the country,” says Pastor Lombard with a contented smile. The Lombards have helped draw the congregation together by promoting many outdoor activities, including church camp-outs, hikes, and canoeing gatherings.

January 01, 2003 / Upper Columbia Conference