The purpose of this letter is to announce that Pastor Warren Cuppy and I feel led by our Savior and King to serve and glorify Him through a new church plant in Idaho Falls. We have incorporated this ministry through the State of Idaho in the name of “Providence Downtown Church” (Please like our Facebook page). The church services will be conducted on Sunday evenings. Our vision is to bring gospel hope to the poor who might be addicts, inmates, abused, and/or homeless.
Let me quickly introduce ourselves: Since December of 1993, Warren Cuppy has faithfully pastored Dubois Community Baptist Church. For almost a quarter of a century in Southeast Idaho, Warren has been ministering to broken people. In the genesis of the new Bonneville County Jail, Warren initially worked as the chaplain. He served as a monitor with men at the old Alcohol Rehabilitation Association (ARA) halfway house. Likewise, Warren joined with Pastor Ray Vincent in providing biblical counseling through Straight Street Counseling. Today, he faithfully travels on Sunday mornings to Dubois to shepherd the church family. On Sunday evenings, he comes over to the Idaho Falls Rescue Mission to teach God’s Word to the community before the evening meal; and on Thursday mornings, he leads a 12-step small group in biblical discipleship. Warren has a deep love for (1) small church ministry, (2) Christian discipleship, (3) pastoral mentoring, and (4) unity in the body of Christ. His life verse is Philippians 3:10, “that I may know Him and the power of His resurrection, and the fellowship of His sufferings, being conformed to His death.”
I was born in the LDS hospital on the Snake River in downtown Idaho Falls in December of 1969. I graduated from Skyline High School, went off to Bible college in the East, came back to the West, and joined a little nucleus of believers at the start of Berean Baptist Church. I pastored Berean from August of 1997 to July of 2016. Since September of 2015, I have been ministering at the Idaho Falls Rescue Mission, first as a case manager and now for the last year as an IFRM chaplain. My life passage is Isaiah 61:1-3.
The launch time and date for our first Sunday evening church service is 6:45 pm on March 11, 2018. We will be meeting in the chapel of New Destiny Ministries, located in the historic, downtown Rogers Building. Enter through the “B” Street doors. It is with great joy that we give you all the invitation to join us for this first night of worship as we lift up Jesus downtown in Idaho Falls.
Roots by the river, God is good, all the time,
Todd Wood Warren Cuppy