Pastor Joey Gardner
Joey was born and raised in Kalispell. He grew up in a wonderful Christian family where the love and truth of God was shared openly. Joey’s family started attending Easthaven when he was in sixth grade, and he loved his years as part of the youth ministry. He graduated from Flathead High School in 1983 and went to the University of Washington where he received a degree in mechanical engineering. After graduation, he spent six years in the Navy where he served onboard a destroyer in the Gulf War. In 1993, Joey married Debby, and they headed to California for seminary. Joey served as youth and family minister at a church in Vallejo, California while receiving his Master of Divinity degree from Golden Gate Baptist Theological Seminary. Joey and Debby returned to Kalispell in 1998, and he has served as an associate pastor with us here at Easthaven since March of 1999. Joey and Debby have five amazing boys: Caleb, Josiah, Jonathan, David and Jeremiah. He is currently leading our middle school ministry and providing mentoring, leadership, and vision for our generations ministries.