Welcome to Mountainview Christian Center
We are your church family in Idaho Falls, ID. At Mountainview Christian Center, we believe in creating a welcoming and inclusive space for all members of our community. Our goal is to provide a place where you can belong and grow in your faith. Our team is dedicated to providing a range of services and resources to help you on your spiritual journey. We have a variety of programs for children, teens, and adults that are designed to promote learning, community building, and personal growth. Join us for worship, prayer, and fellowship.
Our Pastoral Team
We exist to serve you in your journey!
Rev. Christopher Paolini
A native of Cape Cod Massachusetts, Pastor Chris Paolini was elected Senior Pastor of Mountainview Christian Center in September of 2019. Prior to coming to Idaho, Pastor Chris was the founding pastor of Upper Cape Apostolic Church (AKA "The Source Ministry") in Pocasset, MA, serving there for nine years. A graduate of Nyack College (Nyack NY), Mercy College (Dobbs Ferry, NY), and Purpose Institute, Pastor Chris is currently pursuing the Doctor of Ministry degree from West Coast Bible College and Seminary.
Pastor Chris brings a passion for instilling the values of strong Biblical study and discipline and seeks to raise up lay-leaders who seize their God-given calling with confidence.
In addition to serving MCC, Pastor Chris is active in several other ministry endeavors. He serves the Idaho District of the United Pentecostal Church International as World Network of Prayer Coordinator and as Section 3 Presbyter on the Idaho District Board. He is also active in online ministry through his website, coffeewithpastor.com.
He has been married to his best friend and ministry partner, Rev. Josie Paolini, since 2004.
Rev. Josie Paolini
Pastor Josie's ministry career began in her native New York City, where she served in youth ministry at the Manhattan Pentecostal Church. Shortly thereafter, she answered the call along with her husband to plant a church in Pastor Chris' hometown of Bourne, MA on the peninsula of Cape Cod. For a majority of her time there, Pastor Josie served as chaplain in the local hospital. She is a graduate of the Fiorello LaGuardia High School for Music, Art, and the Performing Arts in Manhattan, and is a trained actress and theatre technician.
A licensed minister in the United Pentecostal Church International, Pastor Josie's duties at MCC include direct oversight of the Youth and Ladies Ministries as well as General Secretary-Treasurer and Executive Director of the Pure Hope Hygiene Pantry, a community outreach ministry providing hygiene products to individuals in need.
She is affectionately known as "Mama Mountainview" and feels it is an honor and joy to serve alongside her husband by ministering to the needs of the membership of MCC.
Rev. Don Casper
With years of experience in pastoral ministry and a rewarding career as an instructor at the College of Eastern Idaho, Pastor Don comes with a refreshing approach to teaching and discipleship.
He and his precious wife, Monna, are an integral part of the MCC family, offering constant support in a variety of ministry involvements.
The gentlemen below faithfully serve the congregation through evangelism and prayer.
Well-versed in recovery ministry and chaplaincy.
Constantly evangelizing and interceding.
About the Bible
The Bible is the infallible Word of God and the authority for salvation and Christian living. (See II Timothy 3:15-17.)
There is one God, who has revealed Himself as our Father, in His Son Jesus Christ, and as the Holy Spirit. Jesus Christ is God manifested in flesh. He is both God and man. (See Deuteronomy 6:4; Ephesians 4:4-6; Colossians 2:9; I Timothy 3:16.)
About Sin and Salvation
Everyone has sinned and needs salvation. Salvation comes by grace through faith based on the atoning sacrifice of Jesus Christ. (See Romans 3:23-25; 6:23; Ephesians 2:8-9.)
About the Gospel
The saving gospel is the good news that Jesus died for our sins, was buried, and rose again. We obey the gospel (II Thessalonians 1:8; I Peter 4:17) by repentance (death to sin), water baptism in the name of Jesus Christ (burial), and the baptism of the Holy Spirit with the initial sign of speaking in tongues as the Spirit gives the utterance (resurrection). (See I Corinthians 15:1-4; Acts 2:4, 37-39; Romans 6:3-4.)
About Christian Living
As Christians we are to love God and others. We should live a holy life inwardly and outwardly, and worship God joyfully. The supernatural gifts of the Spirit, including healing, are for the church today. (See Mark 12:28-31; II Corinthians 7:1; Hebrews 12:14; I Corinthians 12:8-10.)
About the Future
Jesus Christ is coming again to catch away His church. In the end will be the final resurrection and the final judgment. The righteous will inherit eternal life, and the unrighteous eternal death. (See I Thessalonians 4:16-17; Revelation 20:11-15.)