About Seventh-day Adventists
The Seventh-day Adventist Church is a mainstream Protestant church with approximately 19 million members worldwide, including more than one million members in North America. The Seventh-day Adventist Church seeks to enhance quality of life for people everywhere and to let people know that Jesus is coming again soon.
Adventists believe a Trinity of three persons—the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit—make up one God. They made salvation possible when Jesus, the Son, came to earth as a baby in Bethlehem and lived a sinless life in accordance with the Father's will. When Jesus was crucified for the sins of the people of the world and arose from the dead on the third day, victory was won for everyone.
When He returned to heaven following the resurrection, Jesus left the Holy Spirit to serve as our Comforter and Counselor. He promised to return to earth a second time to complete His plan of salvation and take His people to heaven. Adventists are among the believers who look forward to that day.
Adventists believe that God is concerned with the quality of human life, and that everything—the way we live, eat, speak, think, treat each other, and care for the world around us—is part of His plan. Our families, our children, our jobs, our talents, our money, and our time are all important to Him.
Eagle Seventh-day Adventist Church
In the late 1960’s the then 100 members of the Eagle church began to plan for a new church. Land was acquired on West State Street (Highway 44) where the church was built and became a blessed reality. The first meeting was held in December 1972. Then, within a few years, with the blessing of the Lord, a school was built. Later, the members saw a need for a gym which was built in a few years. The school currently houses a kitchen, library, Pathfinder classroom, Preschool, Kindergarten and Grades 1-8 classrooms.
It has now been over 100 years since the Eagle Church first began and many have gone out from our Eagle church as workers for the Lord. Some as missionaries to foreign fields, some as medical workers, teachers, etc. But many more have served as workers in the more common vocations of life in the home fields. We would like to pay tribute to all who have been, and are, members of the Eagle SDA church. Do come and visit us at 538 West State Street in Eagle, Idaho! You are MOST welcome!
Our Church & School Staff:
Pastor Steve & Kim Echelmeier
Steve Echelmeier has been pastoring for the last several years in Idaho. While he holds a B.S. and M.S. in Animal Science and spent much of his life in animal agriculture, the Lord has called him into full-time ministry and will complete his Masters in Pastoral Ministry from Andrews University Seminary in the spring of 2021. He is blessed with an amazing wife, Kim, and three wonderful children. Together they enjoy exploring Idaho's outdoors on either skis or hiking trails. Steve is passionate about encouraging and equipping others to help spread the Good News of Jesus Christ and His soon return.
Principal/Teacher Lower Grades- Jessica Davidson
Hello! I am privileged to have been a teacher at EACS since 2011 and have taught every grade from Kindergarten thru 8th grade in my time here. I am currently the grades 1-3 teacher and head teacher (principal) for the elementary school.
Prior to working at EACS, I graduated from Walla Walla College (now University) in College Place, WA and then went to work at Sandia View Academy in Corrales, NM where I taught 9th-12th grade English and then grades 4-6 at the elementary school. I have also taught in a day care (Collegedale, TN) and was an adjunct ESL teacher at Chemeketa Community College (Salem, OR).
I am married to Brian (since 1994), and we have two daughters and a son-in-law. We have lived in the Pacific Northwest since 2000, plus five years from 1989-1994, and have been in Idaho since 2009. I enjoy spending time with my family and friends, playing board games and card games, biking, and hiking. When I have time I also like to go whitewater rafting, travel the U.S., and visit amusement parks. My favorite places are Camp Ida-Haven in McCall, the beach, and old-growth forests.
Teacher Upper Grades - Debbie Messecar
Debbie Messecar grew up going to this school my first 8 academic years. Later I came back as a teacher’s aide. When I became an “empty nester “ I went to Boise State University to become an Elementary Education/Special Education teacher. My first 3 years of teaching was in Special Education in a small village on the Bering Sea in Alaska (a bucket wish thing). I then moved back to the Boise area, which has always been home to me, and taught Special Education in the Public Schools in West Ada & Nampa School Districts. My original plan for teaching was to come back to EACS to teach and God granted that wish. I am blessed to be working in this school with a wonderful staff & great students & their families.
Church Secretary/Preschool Director - Jodi Giem
Jodi is married (Ross) and has three children and four grandchildren. They all like outdoor activities like hiking and backpacking and rafting. Jodi also enjoys reading, biking, sewing, and scrapbooking. She is the part-time church secretary and has also worked at the preschool since 1997. She is the Director of the Child Care Center as well as School Nurse. She has her B.S. degree in Nursing from Union College and an Associates Degree in Early Childhood Education from Boise State University.
Teacher, Preschool - Martha States
Martha is married (Joe) and has two children. She loves anything to do outdoors and scrapbooking. She has been with the preschool since 2006. She has her Associate's Degree in Early Childhood Education.
Teacher, PreK/Kindergarten - Celeste Powell
Celeste was born in CT and moved to CA just after her 3rd birthday. She got baptized at Rio Linda Academy her Senior year and attended PUC graduating with a BS. Her hubby, Mark, and she have two boys - David and Alexander. They live in Caldwell near Gem State Academy where Alex attends. Hobbies include reading, yard improvement/gardening, painting for relaxation, and spending time with my family.
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