OUR PASTOR

There’s something special about finding someone you can trust.  Trusting not because you believe they are perfect, but because you know they are honest, transparent, and authentic people.  People who understand life because they’re in the middle of it.  And, who knows the reality of struggles, because they experience them too.

Friends would tell you that Rhett and Linda are those leaders.  What started with a calling to ministry at the age of 16 in 1993, has grown to nearly 25 years of ministry and church planting experience.  Married in 2006, Rhett and Linda’s journey has since been marked with serving the local church.  As volunteers and pastoral staff they were part of planting two churches in Dallas/Fort Worth, Texas, and most recently, launching two multi-site church campuses; one in Montgomery, Alabama and one in Mobile, Alabama. 

Marked by their love for Jesus and love for people, the Barden’s core values are more than words, they are action statements you’ll find in motion every day of their life. They are committed to Love God, Love People, Pursue Excellence, and Enjoy Life

Starting a life-giving church isn’t really an outrageous idea; it’s the natural progression of what God has been doing through their life for nearly two decades, and so, with much excitement, Rhett, Linda, and their son, Max, are stepping out to live the dream that God has put in their hearts for the city of Nampa, Idaho and the wonderful people who call the Treasure Valley home. 

As our online guest, our hope is that you’ll learn more about the story of One Life Church and how you can join Pastor Rhett and his wife Linda in helping people know God, find freedom, discover purpose, and make a difference.

RHETT BARDEN

LEAD PASTOR