Pastor Ty's Welcome Letter

To our new and beloved Watersprings Church family,
We are humbled by God’s incredible grace as we have been blessed with the opportunity for this new season of life and ministry with the amazing and loving family at Watersprings Church. God’s sovereign hand has been with us through each step of this crazy journey of faith. We never would have dreamed our incredible adventure would have afforded our family the privilege to worship with, love and serve each one of you on behalf of Christ Jesus our Lord.
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Pastor Rick's Farewell Letter

Dear Watersprings Family,
It is with a great affection for you all, that I am sharing that the Lord has a new adventure in store for Tammy and me. Through a recent period of prayer, the LORD has made it very clear that He is calling me to let go of my ministry here at Watersprings and serve Him in a new venture, still yet unfolding. While this is a great opportunity that I am looking forward to, I must confess I am struggling to let go of the Watersprings family that has been the greatest joy of my life for these last 24 years!
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About Pastor Ty


Pastor Ty and Laurie Orr
Ty Orr is a lively and dynamic pastor. The approachable, humorous way he teaches puts everyone at ease and drives home the simple, yet powerful, teaching of God's Word. Ty’s driving force is his unquenchable passion to know God, understand His Word, and love God’s people. As a musician he lives out a lifestyle of worship through the writing and production of new music for the body of Christ.

Ty grew up in a home where his family usually only went to church on Christmas and Easter. When he was in high school, as a typical teenager in the 80’s, he got into cars, music, friends, drugs and alcohol, and all the stupid things that come with them. In his freshman year of high school, he found himself becoming involved in music and theater, which led him to attend college, pursuing a degree in music education. While in college in the late 80’s, several of his Christian professors repeatedly shared Christ with Ty. He bowed his knee to Jesus Christ when he realized he was a sinner in need of a Savior because his sins had separated him from God. It was the very same day that he met his beautiful wife, Laurie, who lived in Chicago, Illinois at the time.

Soon afterward, he left college and began to serve at a small church named Calvary Chapel. He started in ministry by cleaning bathrooms, sweeping the parking lot, and serving whenever and wherever possible. In the early 90’s, he began serving in ministry full-time, becoming the youth pastor of the church, then the assistant pastor, and eventually an interim senior pastor of that fellowship. After helping transition the church to new leadership, Ty and his family began to seek where the Lord would have them go to serve Him. In 2008, the Lord graciously led him to Salmon, Idaho, where he served as the senior pastor until responding to God’s call to Watersprings church with Laurie, his wife of over 24 years, and their children Joshua, Caleb, and Benjamin.

Ty gets up every day looking forward to the adventure that is a life in service to Christ.

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