Pastor Ben Blakey – Lead Pastor
In August 2018, Pastor Ben was commissioned by Compass Bible Church in Aliso Viejo, CA, to plant a new church in the Treasure Valley. He had served as a pastor there for nine years in youth ministry, worship ministry, and adult ministry. While pursuing a degree in constitutional law from The Master’s University, God changed his plans and called him into ministry. He met his wife, Holly, at Compass, and they have three kids – Hannah, Mac, and Jones. Ben is completing his Master of Divinity degree through the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary.
Keegan McQuate – Director of Youth Ministry
Keegan comes from Ohio, where he worked at his former church in their residency and internship program. For the past five years, he has served in junior high and high school ministry, while also leading their community group for college students. He and his wife Brooke recently got married on the Fourth of July this past year before moving from Ohio to Idaho to join the Compass family. Keegan is working towards his Master of Divinity degree through Southern Seminary and Boyce College.
Morgan Lee – Director of Kids Ministry
Morgan has been married to her husband Mac for 11 years. They have a passion for teaching their kids God’s word in a way that it becomes real to them with hopes that they respond to the gospel. Her desire in this Kids Ministry Director role is to partner with families to make discipling kids practical in the day to day of family life. Morgan has been attending Compass Bible Church for 10 years and has served within Kids Ministry in the Kids Christmas Musicals, Family Outreach Events, the classrooms, and directing the drama team for Camp Compass.
Kendra Howard – Assistant to Pastor Ben
Kendra has been in the Compass family since 2010 and has been committed to discipling young girls and adult women by serving in multiple ministries as well as leading coordination efforts for Women’s Ministry events. She loves to serve the church and has a passion for biblical counseling that points back to God’s word. She received her Bachelors Degree in Psychology from Fresno Pacific University and has a background in finance, administration and team management. Kendra and her husband Brett were married in 2011 have 3 young children (Quinn, Jackson, and Luke) and reside in Nampa.