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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2025 Men’s Retreat (Man Camp)

2025 Men’s Retreat (Man Camp)

June 2025

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Other Events

Men’s Morning Bible Study

Saturday, June 15, 2024 - 7:30 AM to 9:30 AM

Every Saturday morning in the GYM (Use the north door to the church building to enter the GYM)

Questions contact Joe DeFort (208) 215-6686 or email at

Click here to request more info or sign up!

Evening Men’s Bible Study

Monday, June 17, 2024 - 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

Men’s Breakfast

Saturday, July 27, 2024


  • Saturday, July 27th at Candlelight  No sign-ups, just attend! 
  • Potluck Breakfast:  Any item welcome
  • 7:30 AM to 9:00 AM  GYM  · (Use the north door to enter the building)
  • This breakfast is a PERFECT opportunity for getting to know other men in your Church family.  During our time together you will receive great food, awesome fellowship, and great conversation!

Discussion Topic:  Our guest speaker is Jim Sundberg former 3-time Major League Baseball All-Star and World Series Champion.

“I have concluded that all the accumulation of wealth, even if I could achieve it, is an insufficient reason for living. Nor is the fame of any lasting benefit. When I reach the end of my days, I must be able to look backward on more than just Gold Gloves, All-Star Games, World Championships and records. I will consider my earthly existence to have been wasted unless I recall a loving family, a consistent investment in the lives of people, and an earnest attempt to serve the one and only God, who made me! And, nothing else makes much sense.”

Conquer Series

The Battle Plan for Purity

Candlelight Christian Fellowship believes all men are responsible for educating themselves about true Biblical sexuality.

Internet pornography poses a dire threat to every aspect of our responsibilities as Christian men. Any form of sexual immorality in our lives impairs our ability to function as God has designed us in our role as the providers, protectors, and leaders of our families and of the communities we live, work, and worship in.

Candlelight offers “Conquer,” a video-based program designed to assist the healing power of God’s Grace to free men who are in bondage to sexual sin and to allow fuller expression of Biblical manhood. Our program uses materials available from Pure Desire Ministries.

Candlelight’s men’s program is ongoing, and it is possible to get help in this matter at any time during the year. You can view the trailer for the video series here:

For more information about Pure Desire Ministry contact them at

If you have any questions about our program here at Candlelight, call, text, or email the following Pure Desire program volunteer: Roger Ruddick Cell: 661-425-2072 Email: