Our Story

In 1983, our Founding Pastors, Ken & Connie Wilde, along with their three children, moved here from Portland, OR with the commitment to love and serve the people in the Treasure Valley. The church started with just a few families meeting in a living room. Now there are a few thousand people across the valley, who consider Capital Church their home. Over the years, through thousands of praise and worship services, special events, meals around a table, bible studies, small groups and prayers prayed, we’ve truly seen God’s heart for the people that call southwestern Idaho their home. Throughout the week, we have a thriving children’s ministry, youth services that serve junior and senior high schoolers, a young adult gathering, and plenty of groups and activities for adults and seniors. Capital Church is a non-denominational Christian, Bible-believing, Spirit-filled, mission-minded, community-driven church in the center of Meridian, Idaho.

Our Mission

We are Jesus for the People
We reject the world’s exclusivity of who’s in and who’s out. This vision Jesus offers to the people is earth shattering: no one lies outside the range of His kingdom of love. Not the misfit, not the poor, not the high and mighty, not the simple, not the sophisticated. All the people are included in Jesus’ lavish gift-giving celebration, redefining power to the people. He is for all the people. The kingdom of Jesus is committed to transforming those who are powerless and those who are powerful. Jesus gave up his life to rescue the weak and the powerful among us. This Kingdom is for those who think they’re okay and even for those who know they’re not.

God’s church has a mission, and Capital is just one unique expression of it. In our broken city filled with people in search of meaning, we have the BEST NEWS. Early Christians of old called it the Good News: They announced that Jesus was the undisputed King of the world; that in Jesus, radical evil was defeated. They announced that we belong in God’s family; that our significance is only found in the significance of what Jesus has already done for us. But it doesn’t end there. Jesus is calling His people to give full embrace to this “for the people” way of life. That is what Jesus specializes in, and this is why we are a church for the people. Jesus is forever for the people.

Our Beliefs

Capital Church is a church of diversity: young and old, every nation and background. A church that is multi-generational and multi-cultural. A church without walls. A church that exists to reach people with the life-giving message of Jesus Christ. A church that believes in living a missional life for the sake of the Kingdom. A church that is committed to empowering and discipling people to live with passion, purpose, joy, and fulfillment. Jesus invites us to live for His purposes, which include His heart for the whole world. God has not given up on our world or abandoned it. He is making all things new and He is inviting us to join Him in His mission. As Jesus followers, we’re called to pursue the Presence of God, practice the way of Jesus, and live on mission for the renewal of our city.

The Bible

The Bible is God’s Word to all people. It was written by human authors under the supernatural guidance of the Holy Spirit. Because it was inspired by God, the Bible is truth without any mixture of error and is completely relevant to our daily lives.

Deuteronomy 4:1-2; Psalms 119:11, 89, 105; Isaiah 40:8; Matthew 22:29; John 5:39; 16:13-15; 17:17; Romans 15:4; 2 Timothy 3:15-17; Hebrews 1:1-2; 4:12; 1 Peter 1:25; 2 Peter 3:16

The Trinity

God has existed in relationship with Himself for all eternity. He exists as one substance in three persons: the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit. Although each member of the Trinity serves different functions, they each possess equal power and authority.

Deuteronomy 6:4; Isaiah 61:1; Matthew 28:19; Mark 1:9-11; Luke 1:35; John 5:21-23; 14:10, 16; Romans 8:9-11; 1 Corinthians 8:6; 2 Corinthians 13:14; Hebrews 1:8-10; James 2:19

The Father

God is great: He is all-powerful, all-knowing, ever-present, unchanging, completely worthy of our trust, and above all, Holy. It is in Him that we live, move, and exist. God is good. He is our Father. He is loving, compassionate, and faithful to His people and His promises.

Exodus 3:14; Numbers 23:19; Leviticus 11:44-45; 19:2; Psalm 11:4-6; Malachi 3:6; John 3:16; 4:24; 5:26; 14:1; Acts 17:28; Romans 3:3-4

The Son

Jesus Christ is completely human but, at the same time, completely God. He is the only plan for bringing people who are far from God back into a right relationship with God. He lived a perfect life so that He could be a substitution for us in satisfying God’s demands for perfection. He defeated death in His resurrection so that we can have life.

Isaiah 7:14; 53; Matthew 1:18-23; 3:17; 8:29; 14:33; 16:16; 28:5-6; Luke 22:70; 24:46-47; John 1:1, 14; 10:30; 11:25-27; 17:1-5; Acts 1:9; 2:22-24; 7:55-56; Romans 1:3-4; 3:23-26; 8:1-3; 10:4; 1 Corinthians 8:6; 2 Corinthians 5:19-21; Gal 4:4-5; Philippians 2:5-11; Colossians 1:15; 2:9; 1 Timothy 2:5-6; 3:16

The Holy Spirit

The Holy Spirit’s presence assures us of our relationship with Christ. He guides believers into all truth and exalts Christ. He convicts people of their sin, God’s righteousness, and the coming judgment. He comforts us, gives us spiritual gifts, and makes us more like Christ.

Genesis 1:2; Psalm 51:11; 139:7 ff.; Isaiah 61:1-3; Joel 2:28-32; Mark 1:10; Lk 1:35; 4:1; 11:13; 12:12; John 15:26; 16:7-14; Acts 1:8; 2:1-4; 13:2; Romans 8:9-11, 14-16, 26-27; 1 Corinthians 3:16; Ephesians 1:13-14; 2 Peter 1:21

Eternity

Man was created to exist forever. He will exist either eternally separated from God by sin or in union with God through forgiveness and salvation. To be eternally separated from God is Hell. To be eternally in union with Him is Heaven. Heaven and Hell are places of eternal existence.

John 3:16, 36; Romans 6:23; 1 John 2:25; 5:11-13; Revelation 20:15

Man

Man is made in the image of God and is the supreme object of His creation. Man was created to have fellowship with God but became separated in that relationship through sinful disobedience. As a result, man cannot attain a right relationship with God through his own effort. Every human personality is uniquely created, possesses dignity, and is worthy of respect and Christian love.

Genesis 1:26-30; 2:7, 18-22; 3; Psalms 8:3-6; 32:1-5; 51:5; Isaiah 6:5; Jeremiah 17:5; Acts 17:26-31; Romans 1:19-32; 3:10-18, 23; 5:6; 6:6; 7:14-25; 1 Corinthians 1:21-31; 15:19, 21-22; Ephesians 2; Colossians 1:21-22; 3:9-11

Salvation

The blood of Jesus Christ, shed on the cross, provides the only way of salvation through the forgiveness of sin. Salvation occurs when people place their faith in the death and resurrection of Christ as sufficient payment for their sin. Salvation is a gift from God, and it cannot be earned through our own efforts.

Isaiah 1:18; 53:5-6; 55:7; Matthew 1:21; 27:22-66, 28:1-6; Luke 1:68-69; 2:28-32; John 1:12; 3:16, 36; 5:24; Acts 2:21; 4:12; 16:30-31; Romans 1:16-18; 3:23-25; 5:8-10; 6; 1 Corinthians 1:18; 2 Corinthians 5:17-20; Galatians 2:20; 3:13; Ephesians 2:8-10; Philippians 2:12-13; Hebrews 9:24-28; Revelation 3:20

Lead Pastors

Krist & Kelly Wilde

Krist and Kelly Wilde have been the Lead Pastors of Capital Church since 2016. They are passionate about building God’s Kingdom and are committed to loving and leading a church that practices living out the message that Jesus is for everyone by reaching the community with the practical love and compassion of Christ.

Krist grew up in Idaho. As the son of our Founding Pastors Ken and Connie Wilde, he has always been zealous about serving God’s church here in The Treasure Valley. He considers himself a pastor first and a philosopher with a deep commitment to studying scripture second. Kelly grew up in western Washington, loves Jesus, and is moved with great empathy for people. She is passionate about cultivating a culture within our church that has great faith in a Great God!

Their story is one marked by the miracle-working power of a faithful God. Krist and Kelly love being parents to their seven beautiful and high-spirited children; Westley & Quincey (twins), Whitney, Kingsley & Presley (twins), and Waverly & Riley (twins).