Jesus Christ is the true Head of Redeemer Bible Church, just as He is of every other true church. The human leaders of this church serve under Christ’s authority, particularly as it is expressed in his Word.
Our church has appointed elders (pastors) who provide spiritual leadership at Redeemer. These are men who are examples for other Christians to follow, capable of teaching God’s Word, and can be trusted to wisely & humbly lead the church based on their observed character. Though we see elder leadership as the Biblical model for church government, we recognize full congregational participation as part of that Biblical model. Our elders take the congregation into consideration when making decisions and seek affirmation of those decisions by the congregation on important matters.
Our church has also appointed deacons, men of mature Christian character and good reputation whose role is to serve in various ways. The deacons provide leadership regarding the area of service, seeking to help the entire body be aware of ministry opportunities through the church.
God drew Cole to trust in Him for salvation as child. He would not allow him to sleep one night until he made sure he was trusting Jesus. As a young adult, deciding “what to do with his life,” Cole realized his passion for studying and teaching others about God’s word. This led him to pursue and obtain a bachelor’s degree in Pastoral Studies to become better equipped to help others have the joy of the Lord in their life. After graduating in 2010, Cole and his wife Rachael moved to Colorado to assist in church planting ministries. They came to Redeemer in 2012 and enjoyed receiving additional training from the existing elders at Redeemer Bible Church. Cole was ordained as an elder in August of 2017 and is primarily focused on leading and serving in the GC² youth ministry. Cole enjoys serving together with his wife, two sons and brothers and sisters in Christ at RBC and is thankful for any opportunity he has to lead others into a deeper love for their Creator.
Matt LaCava (lead pastor)
Through being born into and brought up in a Christian family, Matt was drawn to Jesus as a young child. He sensed God leading him to vocational pastoral ministry at a young age, and was eventually led specifically to church planting in Colorado while he and his wife, Kate, prayerfully considered where God would have them go after finishing graduate school. In May 2010, the LaCavas moved to Brighton to join the Redeemer Bible Church planting efforts. Matt and Kate have had 4 children since moving to Brighton, and count it a great privilege and joy to have been able to grow as a family here. Matt was ordained to pastoral ministry by the elders at Redeemer in 2011, and was appointed as the lead pastor of Redeemer in 2017. His primary role at our church is teaching God's Word through expositional preaching in our Sunday worship & teaching services, and is also passionate about teaching privately in personal discipling relationships.
Dan grew up in a Christian family and believed on the name of Christ as a young child. Following schooling he served 7 years in the Air Force. He and his wife Colleen were married in 2002 and early in their marriage God began directing and preparing Dan for pastoral ministry. Dan and Colleen are blessed with 5 children and together love the supportive family of believers gathered at Redeemer Bible Church. Dan was ordained in 2015 and greatly desires to see the next generation believing in Christ for salvation. He values his role of prayerfully teaching and discipling and specifically leading the children's and family ministries. He currently works full time as an engineer at a small business in Denver.
Erik's parents became Christians when he was a child, but he did not trust in the gospel work of Jesus Christ and repent of his sin until the Holy Spirit worked in his heart when he was a teenager. God used a gospel preaching church in the Denver metro area to proclaim the truths of the gospel to him, and he was converted at that church when he was 17. Erik met his wife, Suzanne, at that church and they were married in 2007. They now have 5 children. The Frelunds have loved being a part of Redeemer since God led them here in 2010, and they have served in a variety of ways since then. Erik loves to lead the body in corporate worship on Sunday mornings, and provides leadership for all things technological at RBC. The Frelunds love seeing God's power displayed in His gospel through Redeemer Bible Church, according to His will.
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Daryle grew up in Scottsbluff, NE, where his mother took him and his siblings regularly to their Lutheran church, emphasizing the importance of worship of God, and in training and instruction in His Word. It was there where he learned who the God of the Bible was and the authenticity of God’s Word. However, he didn’t come into a personal living relationship with Christ until age 22 in North Platte, NE, where he had transferred and advanced within a public utility. It was also where he and Rhonda, already a believer, met and were married in 1978. They moved to Lincoln, NE where Rhonda earned her degree in music education and he in Agriculture and welcomed their first child. They continued their journey through various locations and Bible-teaching churches in SD where Daryle earned his masters in soil science, began a career that extended for the next 20 years with the Natural Resources Conservation Service (formerly SCS), and had two more children. They moved to WY in 1990 where they finished raising their family in another Bible Church in Pinedale. In 2004, and he and Rhonda moved to UT for the next eight years where he started his second career with a native seed company, then transferred to CO when his company expanded. He and Rhonda began attending Redeemer and Daryle got involved in serving in various capacities. He looks forward to God continuing to grow him and Rhonda in their journey through life as followers of Christ, and also growing the body of Redeemer in Christ through the years ahead.
By God’s grace, Paul grew up in a Christian home and was saved at an early age. His father served at a small, local church and God used this time in Paul's life to show him the importance of serving in the local church. While in high school, God placed in Paul's heart a love for and a desire to teach. Paul graduated from college with a degree in elementary education in 2007. Soon after graduation Paul married his wife Tara, who is also an elementary school teacher. Both Paul and Tara taught in the public school system in South Carolina until 2010 when they felt led by the Lord to move to Colorado to help with the ministry at Redeemer. In July of 2010 they made the move, and now both Paul and Tara serve the body at RBC in many ways. God has allowed them to use their gifts, both in education in general and teaching children specifically, to help provide leadership in the children’s ministry. With their two girls, Ellorie and Claire, they look forward to God's continued provision as He grows them in the RBC family.
While growing up in a Christian home in a suburb of Milwaukee, Wisconsin, Michael heard the gospel many times, and was saved at an early age. Michael met his wife, Amy, in college, where he received a finance degree in 2002. Michael and Amy married in the summer of 2005, after Amy finished her master’s degree. Michael and Amy lived in Texas from 2005-2010, where Michael worked in the insurance and banking industries, while Amy instructed piano lessons. During their time in Texas, the Lord blessed them with two girls, Ava (2007) and Micaiah (2008). Michael also received his MBA in Finance from The University of Texas at San Antonio in 2008. In late 2009, Michael and Amy felt the Lord lead them to move to Colorado to help minister at RBC. In early 2010, Michael’s company relocated him and his family to Colorado, where they are now involved in various ministries at RBC. The Lord also blessed them with a son, Zephan, in 2013. Michael enjoys watching the Green Bay Packers, golfing, and working with spreadsheets.
By the Grace of God, Neill was raised in a Christian home and was saved as a young child. Growing up as the youngest of 10 children, Neill learned the value of hard work and service early on in his life, and while living in South Carolina in 2009, God taught Neill the importance of using the various gifts and abilities that God has given him to serve the local church. At the same time, God was laying on Neill’s heart the desire to be part of a church plant, so in January of 2010, Neill moved to Brighton, Colorado to be part of Redeemer. Since moving to Colorado, God has shown Himself faithful to Neill through various trials as well as through many blessings; growing Neill’s faith in Him every step of the way. Neill met his wife, Beth, at RBC and they were married in August of 2012. Neill and Beth have four daughters, and are in the process of pursuing adopting another child. Neill and his family have been able to serve the body of believers at RBC in a variety of ways and are looking forward to continuing to serve God and see His work as He builds this church in Brighton.
By God’s grace, Zach grew up in a Christian home and came to know Jesus as his Savior at an early age. After finishing his accounting degree in 2004, he moved to Denver and began serving in a local church plant. In 2005, he and his wife, Joanna, were married. Upon moving to Colorado, both Zach and Joanna spent a few years working in the downtown Denver in the energy industry. They had their first child in 2009. They have been blessed with two amazing children, Jasmine and Trevor. In 2010, God led the Robsons to Redeemer. Zach and Joanna have been able to serve in a number of ways with an emphasis on music and children's ministries. In 2014, Zach and Joanna moved from Denver to Brighton and look forward to seeing the Gospel continue to change and transform lives for His glory at Redeemer.