Joe DeFort

Men’s Ministry Leader

The Men’s Ministry provides opportunities for spiritual growth, for recreational activities to promote fellowship with other Christian men and to utilize individual skills to support other men and serve within our church body.

Joe DeFort, Men’s Ministry Leader has been an elder at Candlelight for several years and has attended since 2004. As a Marine Corps kid, he was born in California and raised in North Carolina and Pennsylvania before returning to California to complete his schooling. Joe has degrees in Fire Science and Health Services and retired after a career as a fireman/paramedic in southern California. Joe enjoys hunting, fly fishing and fly tying along with DIY projects.

Joe enjoys the interaction with the Men’s Ministry here at Candlelight. “It is the responsibility of men to lead both at home and church.”

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2023 Men’s Retreat (Men’s Camp)

Friday, June 9th, 2023 to Sunday, June 11th, 2023

June 9th, 10th & 11th

Cost: $165.00 (T-Shirts available at the retreat for $10)

Shoshone Mountain Retreat and Ranch – Lutherhaven Ministries

Shoshone is a true mountain retreat at the western edge of the ruggedly famous Bitterroot Mountains at the confluence of Shoshone Creek and the North Fork of the Coeur d’Alene River.

29216 Coeur D’Alene River Rd
Wallace, ID 83873
Phone: (208) 682-2267

The men’s retreat provides a great opportunity to get closer to the Lord and get to know the men in our church better through fellowship, fun and of course – FOOD! Registration will include weekend stay & all meals – Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner. Bring your own Sleeping bag, pillow, towel and personal items.


For questions contact Joe Defort:

Evening Men’s Bible Study

Monday, June 12th, 2023 - 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM

Every Monday evening in the Chapel (Upstairs) (Use the north door to the church building to enter)

Leader: Scott Foster •

Click here to request more info or sign up