Our pastor is Grant Kolkow. He and his beautiful spouse Linda have been married for thirty-five years. They are blessed with six grown children, three sons-in-law, two daughters-in-law, and fourteen grandchildren.
At the age of seven, God graciously enabled Grant to understand his sinfulness, the importance of the cross, and the need for personal repentance and faith in the Lord Jesus. This occurred while reading from a children’s Bible storybook. At the age of ten, he was baptized by immersion. Although his childhood and adolescent years were blessed, but marked with instability, God continued to prove His faithfulness to him by increasing his knowledge of the importance of Christ and His Holy Scripture. At the age of 23, he responded to God’s call to vocational ministry. He received my ordination for ministry from Takilma Bible Church (affiliated with American Missionary Fellowship, now known as InFaith), located outside of Cave Junction, Oregon.
His educational back-ground includes an A.S. degree in general business and a B.S. degree in theological studies. Also, he was blessed to receive his Masters of Divinity (2003) and Doctor of Ministry (2013) in expository preaching from the Master’s Seminary. Besides his twenty-five years of pastoral experience in Oregon, Arizona, Utah, and Colorado, he has also served in chaplaincy in detention and business settings and teaches a course at Jackson Hole Bible College. He loves to read (particularly theology and the Puritans), wrestle with his grandchildren, and play any game he wins.
Pastor Clay Miller is senior pastor at San Tan Bible Church (Gilbert, AZ). He was on staff as the Outreach Pastor at Grace Community Church in Los Angeles, CA where he oversaw the international and local outreach ministries. He taught a variety of seminars and theology courses at Shepherd's Conferences and Seminaries, both in the United States and internationally. Clay was also an adjunct professor at the Master's Seminary and ordained by Grace Community Church before being sent out to pastor a church on the east coast. After pastoring on the east coast for five years, God moved Clay and his family to Arizona where he began pastoring San Tan Bible Church in 2008.
Pastor Clay has Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in Electrical Engineering and a Master’s of Divinity from the Master's Seminary. In addition to his passion for ministry, God has given Pastor Clay favor in the workplace in the high-tech industry of Electronic Design Automation. He held a fulltime position in this industry through seminary and while on staff in Los Angeles and is currently “tent-making” in this business while pastoring his beloved San Tan Bible Church. He also serves on the Board of Directors of an international missions/outreach ministry and Canyon Ministries, a Young Earth Creation oriented Grand Canyon/Flagstaff tour ministry.
Clay was blessed beyond measure to be married to his best friend and beloved wife, Margie, for twenty-eight years before the Lord called her home in 2015 after a courageous five year battle with cancer.
Margie and Clay have two very fine sons and son-in-law, a beautiful daughter and daughter-in-law, and a most wonderful granddaughter.
Jim grew up in San Jose, CA, and he came to Christ when he was 13 years old. Soon after his conversion, God gave him a desire to ‘preach the Bible’ the way his youth pastor preached. After attending San Jose State University, San Jose Christian College, and then graduating from Grace School of Theology and Ministry with a B.A. in biblical theology, he and his family moved down to Los Angeles where he attended The Master’s Seminary. He graduated with his M.Div and moved to Sedona, AZ January, 2001 to be an assistant pastor at The Master’s Bible Church. Jim came to Cottonwood Bible Church to be the pastor in October, 2006. Jim and his wife Chris have been married since 1992, and they have eleven children.
Scott is the Dean of Students at Jackson Hole Bible College and also an Elder at Community Bible Church in Jackson. Scott is also a Senior Lead Shooting Instructor, with Jackson Hole Shooting Experience, specializing in extended long-range shooting. Scott and his wife Holly have two married daughters. He enjoys hunting, camping, hiking and anything that involves spending time with his five grandchildren.