Central Valley Baptist Church of Cascade, Idaho
Pictured: Tom Byrne (Deacon) with Joanne Byrne (Wife)
Pictured: Eric Thompson (Deacon) with Carla Thompson (Wife)
Pictured: Forrest Griggs (Deacon) with Marilyn Griggs (Wife)
Pictured: Richard Iddings (Pastor), Gracie Iddings (daughter), Karen Iddings (wife)
“Beloved, let us love one another…” (1 John 4:7) It is love, love for God, love for neighbor, and love for the people of Cascade that brought Pastor Richard and his family to our beautiful community. And so, in August of 2021, Richard accepted the call to be the pastor of Central Valley Baptist Church of Cascade. He is a passionate teacher of God’s word, seeking to encourage people through the profound depths of God’s holiness, faithfulness, and love—attributes modeled in the gospel of Christ. He is a committed advocate for healthy marriage and family, a proponent of biblical manhood, and a champion for robust ecclesiology.
Richard is a voracious reader and a Master of Divinity student at The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary. He is married to Karen and they have a daughter, Gracie. The Iddings family loves being outdoors—hiking, backpacking, camping, fishing—if it is outdoors, chances are good they enjoy the activity.