Our Pastor, Clark Grogan

Our pastor moved here from Fort Worth, Texas in 2011.  He graduated from both Gateway Seminary (formally Golden Gate) and Southwestern Baptist Theological with degrees in Marriage and Family Counseling and in Christian Education.  Clark and his wife, Alisa, have three children that still live in Texas.  Clark and Alisa enjoy spending time with them and their two grandchildren.

What We Believe



There is one and only one living and true God. He is an intelligent, spiritual, and personal Being, the Creator, Redeemer, Preserver, and Ruler of the universe. The eternal triune of God reveals Himself to us as Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.

The Bible

The Bible was written by men divinely inspired and is God's revelation of Himself to man. It has God for its author, salvation for its end, and truth, without any mixture of error, for its matter.


Salvation is offered freely to all who accept Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior. There is no salvation apart from personal faith in Jesus Christ as Lord. Those whom God has accepted in Christ, and sanctified by His Spirit, will never fall away from the state of grace, but will persevere to the end.


People are the special creation of God, made male and female in God's image. By free choice, we sin and rebel against God, and only His grace can restore us to right relationship with Him. Every person of every race possesses full dignity and is worthy of respect and Christian love.

Religious Liberty

A free church in a free state is the Christian ideal. All men are to have free and unhindered access to God and to have the right to form and communicate opinions in the sphere of religion without interference by civil powers.



College Avenue Baptist Church has been serving St. Maries and Benewah County for over forty years.  

When you step through the doors of College Avenue Baptist Church, you will be welcomed and made to feel at home.  You will also know that God's Word is the most important text that will be used.  Our desire is that you will have a great worship experience with us and be a part of our fellowship on a regular basis.

College Avenue Baptist Church knows that we live in a world that needs Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior.  Because we know this, we take our mission from Jesus Christ seriously.  We invite you to join us in this very serious undertaking of sharing the "Good News" here in St. Maries and throughout the whole world.