Pastor Tony VanManen is originally from Nampa, Idaho, where his grandparents had a local dairy. He is married to the former Amy Robertson, and they enjoy doing ministry together. They have four children: Kody (married to McKayla), Dawson, Autumn, and Sophie.
After attending Bible college in Oklahoma, Pastor Tony and Amy ministered in churches in Texas and Colorado, and briefly helped in a church plant in Arkansas. They have been serving in the Treasure Valley since 1998, and have been blessed to be at Centennial since 2006.
Pastor Tony is the Lead Pastor and Teaching Pastor, as well as the principal for Centennial Baptist School.
Pastor Cole and his wife, Sharon have three children and have been serving at Centennial since the Summer of 2016. In 2006 Pastor Cole graduated from Bible college in Oklahoma, and served at a church in Hot Springs, Arkansas for several years before moving to Idaho. Pastor Cole served in the United States Army for four years prior to coming back to Idaho, and in his spare time is currently pursuing a Bachelors Degree in Communications and Graphic Design through Southern New Hampshire University.
As the Ministries Pastor, Pastor Cole works to implement the overall vision of the church and handles all of the digital and print communications and marketing, as well as the assimilation of guests, and programs.
Melissa serves as our Student Ministries Director. Melissa has been married to her husband Shane for 15 years and they have two boys ages 10 and 13. She is an Idaho native, born in raised in Idaho, she graduated in 2001 from Meridian High School and attended classes at Boise State University and Eternity Bible College. She has served in youth ministry in various capacities for the last 10 years. In 2015 she came on staff full-time at Centennial as the youth director. In addition to her work with the youth ministry at the church, Melissa also serves as the Assistant Principal for our school ministry where she counsels, teaches, and engages children from ages three to eighteen.
Amy is our Administrative Assistant. She is also a mom of 4 kids, one married, one in college, one in high school, and one in kindergarten. Amy is married to our lead pastor, Tony, whom she met at Bible college. She has been on staff here at Centennial for 11 years. In her spare time she runs a successful jewelry business, which earns her and Pastor Tony trips around the world. She loves to be a smiling face to greet you and help you in any way she can!