Jeff Gambrino

Youth Pastor

The Mission of Candlelight Youth Group is to love the Lord our God with all our heart, soul, and strengh and encourage others to do likewise. We know that a personal relationship with the Lord is just that, personal. Our goal is to walk with students on their journey from childhood to adulthood and inspire youth to not only trust Jesus but love Him with all they have. We do this through:

  • verse by verse bible teaching

  • studies in apologetics

  • sincere worship

  • small groups

  • Christian mentoring

  • fellowship

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:

Youth Sunday School – 7th thru 12th Grade

Meet after worship in the church lobby.

Youth leaders will walk with the youth over to Skate Plaza.

Wednesday Youth Group – 7th thru 12th Grade

6 pm to 8 pm at Skate Plaza


Youth Winter Retreat

Jan 25th - Jan 28th (Thursday Evening - Sunday morning)

Riverview Bible Camp in Cusick, Washington

7th through 12th Grade

We are looking forward to an amazing weekend of worship, encouraging messages, breakout sessions, games and fun! This can be an unforgettable youth winter retreat – are you coming?

Cost: $160.00

Deadline to Register: January 7, 2024

Bus Transportation Provided

Leave Candlelight at 2:00 pm, Thursday, Jan 25th (time subject to change). Return to Candlelight at 2:00 PM, Sunday, Jan 28th

Forms Required:

Candlelight Release of Liability & Medical Consent Form: Please pick up forms at the church information desk.

Riverview Bible Camp Waiver:  Please pick up a waiver at the church information desk.

Retreat website:

Riverview Bible Camp: Riverview Bible Camp is a 74-acre Christian camp and conference center. Nestled in the beautiful Selkirk Mountains, directly on the shores of the Pend Oreille River. Astonishing views from every vantage, complete with creeks running through the camp, surrounded by wildlife, mountains, trees and water.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Scholarships: At Candlelight, we don’t want finances to be the reason that a student is not able to have an opportunity to attend the weekend. We desire to make our retreat a possibility for as many families as possible.

To request a scholarship, please email Pastor Jeff Gambrino at:

Donations: Your generosity can help send our youth to retreat this winter and bless them with a life-changing experience that points them more towards Jesus. We are accepting monetary donations. To donate, please click HERE

For questions contact Youth Pastor, Jeff Gambrino:

Register HERE!

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