Jeff Gambrino

Youth Pastor

Responding to the spiritual needs of teens is about building trusting relationships. Candlelight Christian Fellowship strives to walk with young people on their journeys from Jr. High School to High School age, recognizing their gifts for ministry, answering their questions about spirituality, and encouraging their desire to make a difference in the world. Our youth pastors, along with their leadership team, inspire, affirm and equip our youth for discipleship and Christian leadership in their lives and in our communities.

Jeff’s Bio: Jeff Gambrino has been a member of Candlelight since 2020. He, his wife Amanda, and his four children have lived in Idaho for the last 8 years. He holds a B.A. in Music Education and a M.Ed. in Secondary Education. Jeff came to know Christ at a young age and the Lord has been faithful to mature him throughout his life. In his college years, he heard The Lord calling him to minister to young people. With a passion for music and this new calling from God, he chose a career in music education. For the past six years, Jeff has ministered to our community as a middle school and high school band and choir teacher in North Idaho. Now on staff at Candlelight, he serves with his teaching experience, his musical gifts, and his love for God’s children.

Contact Pastor Jeff Gambrino:

Sunday – Jr. & Sr. High School

Meet after worship in the lobby of the main building.

Walk over to The Plaza (next to the church) during 2nd, 3rd & 4th service.

Wednesday – Jr. & Sr. High School

6:00 pm at The Plaza

Other Youth Ministries


Awana is designed to provide physical, social, mental, and spiritual activities for children. It’s a great way to develop new friends, and learn how the Bible relates to today’s needs. The goal is to introduce boys and girls to Jesus Christ, and reinforce the life principles found in the Bible. Programs begin at age 3 all the way up to high school. Awana trains adults & high school teens as volunteers to work in all the programs.

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American Heritage Girls

Changing Girls’ Lives and Leading Them Towards a More Christ-Centered Life

American Heritage Girls (AHG) was founded by a group of parents wanting a faith-based, scout-type character development program for their daughters in 1995. The AHG Program is dedicated to the mission of building women of integrity through service to God, family, community and country. AHG girls across the nation and the globe participate in badge programs, service projects, leadership opportunities, and outdoor experiences, all with an emphasis on Christian values and family involvement.

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Trail Life

Trail Life is a Christ-centered, high adventure ministry for boys that endeavors to “be the premier national character development organization for young men which produces godly and responsible husbands, fathers and citizens.” This program, for K-12th grade, centers on outdoor experiences that build skills and allow the youth to grow on a personal level and as a role model for his peers. Living the Trail Life is a journey established on timeless values derived from the Bible.

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