Pastor Burke Montoya
It has been a privilege and honor to be serving as the Pastors of Way of Life Church for the past fourteen years. The leadership and those who call WOLC their home are an incredible group of generous and loving followers of Christ. They have adopted the biblical principle that the grace that comes “to you” must go “through you” to others (1 Peter 4:10). Along with serving our local community, generously supporting missionaries around the world is not something that we do, but who we are. We believe these are key characteristics of a healthy church.
If I could speak to my young ministry self I would say, “Pray more. Pray consistently, because prayer works.” That’s not to say that I never prayed, but prayer has become more important to me than anything else after thirty-three years of ministry. I would also say, “Don’t make any assumptions.” Don’t assume that life, marriage, your kids, etc. are going to be just fine simply because you’re in the ministry doing God’s work. Life and family requires a lot of intentional investing in order to get the kind of return you’re hoping for.
Being from Colorado, Caroline and I have grown to love the mountains. We love RVing in the plush outdoors of dense blue spruce, pine and aspen trees alongside refreshing streams. Biking and hiking has become a favorite of Caroline’s. And I love riding my classic Harley on the cool days in Arizona
Our kids and grandkids joyfully fill most of the gaps we have in between pastoring and the busyness of our lives. Our lives are normal, nothing extravagant, except the powerful truth of eternal life in Christ that we preach. Our stories are real because life is real. We hope to someday meet you all and have the opportunity to pour into your lives!
In Christ’s love,
Pastors Burke & Caroline MontoyaEmail me