God in All & All for God

Ririe Chapel has been a light in the community for over 100 years. The longevity of the church is not only a testament to faithful people but, even more a testimony to the faithfulness of God. God will always build His church by His grace for His glory. We desire to make much of Him in our church family and personal families.

Meet our Leadership

Pastor James E Peterson: James grew up on a farm and ranch outside Ammon Idaho. He made a profession of Faith and was baptized in his adolescents and, as a teenage, felt God's call on his life to go into vocational ministry. This led James to Montana Bible College where he received his bachelor of arts in Biblical Studies with a concentration in Pastoral Ministry. Montana Bible College was not just an academic adventure, but also the place where James met his wife Agatha. James and Agatha decided to move back to Idaho to work on the family farm and ranch after graduation. According to God's providence, James was called to pastor Ririe Chapel in August of 2016. In 2023, the Lord blessed Agatha and James with their first child, Dorothy. He serves with and on a board of elders.

James Peterson
Bruce Anderson
Jim Smith

Our Statement of Faith

We Believe the Bible is God’s infallible written Word, the Old testament with its 39 books and the New testament with its 27 books. We believe the Bible is fully inspired by the Holy Spirit and absolutely inerrant in its original manuscripts. We believe the Word of God is completely sufficient for all that can be known of God and therefore is the final authority for faith and practice.

Isaiah 40:6-8, Proverbs 30:5-6, 2 Timothy 3:16-17, Hebrews 4:12, 2 Peter 1:21

We Believe there is One True God infinite in being and perfection, eternally existing in three persons: God the Father, God the Son, and God the Holy Spirit — each of whom are equal in power and glory, possessing all the attributes of deity and personhood. God is Spirit and unchanging in all of His attributes. He is holy, sovereign, omnipotent (all powerful), omnipresent (exist everywhere), omniscient (all knowing), and self sufficient (independent of creation). God is love, mercifully forgiving the sins of all who seek Him through faith in Jesus Christ by the power of the Holy Spirit.

We believe God created all things that are in existence. He brought into being everything that is, and did so out of nothing. All creation is from God and is dependent upon Him for its sustenance, but God is independent of creation. All creation is ultimately for God’s good pleasure and for the praise of His glory.

Genesis 18:14,  Deuteronomy 6:4, 2 Chronicles 29:10-12, Psalms 90:2, 139:7-12, 147:5, Isaiah 6:3, 44:6-8, John 1:1-3, 10:3, 2 Corinthians 3:17, Genesis 1:1-31, Psalms 19:1, Romans 11:36, Ephesians 1:11

We believe Jesus Christ is the second eternal person of the Trinity, who came into the world as a human being born of the virgin Mary by the power of the Holy Spirit; thus being fully God and fully Man. We believe that Christ lived a sinless life while on earth and voluntarily died upon the cross for all who have faith as the substitute for the penalty of their sins. He suffered under Pontius Pilate, was crucified, died, and rose from the dead in His physical body. He ascended into Heaven, and is seated at God’s right hand, a place of honor and rulership. He is the only mediator between God and man, and he continually intercedes on behalf of believers. We believe Jesus Christ will one day return to earth literally, personally, and visibly to meet all believers in the air and will judge the living and the dead.

Isaiah 9:6-7, Luke 1:26-35, John 10:17-18, 19:30-20:18, Acts 2:23, 1 Corinthians 15:1-8, 2 Peter 3:10

We believe the Holy Spirit is the third eternal person of the Trinity, who came into the world to reveal the glory of Jesus Christ. He convicts mankind concerning sin, righteousness, and judgment, draws people to Christ, brings them to life (regeneration), continually indwells them (from regeneration on), and seals them for the day of redemption. We believe the Holy Spirit will bear spiritual fruit in the lives of those He brings to life, as they yield to His influence, through His transforming power (sanctification).

John 16:5-15, Romans 8:1-17, Galatians 5:16,22-23, Ephesians 1:13-14, Titus 3:5

We believe Mankind was created by God in His own image, created with fixed sex (either male or female) having equality of personhood and complementary roles, and blessed with communion with God. We believe Adam and Eve disobeyed God’s command and fell from their blessed communion with God into sin; consequently, all mankind is born into sin. Therefore, through Adam’s sin all mankind have a corrupt fallen nature, such that they are entirely unable to please God or accomplish anything pertaining to salvation. Thus we believe every person is in need of forgiveness, regeneration, and sanctification.

We believe Marriage has been ordained by God and the Bible defines marriage as a covenant relationship between a biological male and biological female. Ririe Chapel will only recognize marriages between a biological man and a biological woman and we teach that a biblical marriage can only be between biological man and biological woman. We also believe that legitimate biblical sexual relations are exercised solely within the bounds of a biblical marriage. Further, the Pastor(s) of Ririe Chapel shall only participate in weddings and solemnize marriages between one man and one woman. Finally, the facilities and property of Ririe Chapel shall not be used for weddings other than those between one man and one woman.

Genesis 1:26-27, 2:7, 3:1-24, Psalms 53:1-6, Romans 3:9-20, 23, Ephesians 2:1-3, Genesis 2:20-25, Matthew 19:3-10

We believe the Salvation of Mankind is solely the work of God’s grace and cannot be earned through works of the law, human good deeds, or religious ceremony. God justifies those who have faith in Jesus Christ for salvation, by imputing (transferring) the believers sin to Christ and imputing (transferring) Jesus Righteousness and suffering to the believer. Therefore, salvation is utterly dependent upon God’s glorious grace and completely void of human work. We believe in the bodily resurrection of all people: those who have received Christ as their Lord and Savior unto eternal life, and those who have rejected the Lord unto eternal punishment.

John 3:16-18, Romans 3:21-26, 1 Corinthians 15:22-24, Ephesians 2:1-8, Titus 3:4-7, Revelation 20:4-6

We believe the Church is the fellowship of all believers from any background who are bound together under the Lordship of Jesus Christ, have forgiveness from sin through Him, and are empowered by the Spirit to worship God. The mission of the Church is to worship God in spirit and in truth, and also to make disciples who are baptized in the name of the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit and are taught to obey all that Jesus commands them; in order to glorify God. We believe this mission is accomplished by the Holy Spirit as He indwells, influences, and empowers believers who ought to gather together in local bodies. The Holy Spirit empowers believers by giving spiritual gifts to each individual member for the mutual building up of the body of Christ ( the Church).

Matthew 16:18, 1 Corinthians 12:13, Galatians 3:28, Ephesians 1:22-23

We believe there have been and are certain offices in the local Church. These offices include apostles, prophet, elder (pastor and overseer), and deacon. The offices of apostle and prophet served to establish the foundation for the future church, and ceased after the church had been firmly established and the Apostles died. 

We believe the office of elder, pastor, or overseer is a current office including functions of leadership and instruction in the faith within the local body. The qualifications for the office of elder include godly character and integrity to the teaching of the Word. We believe the office of elder is gender specific for Men. We believe in and function under the organizational structure of a plurality of elders. 

We believe the office of deacon is a current office within the local body. The office of deacon includes both men and women.  Its function centers around the provision of physical service within the community of the local church.  The qualification for this office includes a godly character worthy of one who desires to serve.

Acts 6:1-6, Ephesians 2:19-22, 4:7-12, 1 Timothy 3, Titus 1:5-9, 1 Peter 5:1-4

We believe and practice baptism and the Lord’s Supper. We believe Christ established these two ordinances. Baptism is the believers rite of identification with the believing community as followers of Christ. The Lord’s Supper (Holy Communion) is a reminder of the death of Christ on behalf of those who are believers. We believe these ordinances are not to be regarded as means of salvation but as a means to bring glory to God.

Matthew 28:19-20, Luke 22:14-23, Acts 8:34-39, 1 Corinthians 11:23-28

Ririe Chapel

607 Main Street, Ririe Idaho, 83443