Who We Are

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Zack & Jennifer Thurman

Zack and Jennifer Thurman have been married for over ten years. They are the proud parents of two boys, John Owen and James Melaku. God has given them a heart for the people of Fort Collins, Colorado and the students at Colorado State University. Zack and Jennifer have a combined 31 years ministry experience. The past twelve years have been spent at their sending church, Buck Run Baptist Church. Zack first served as the student pastor at Buck Run before transitioning to Executive Pastor. Both Zack and Jennifer have invested a lot of years into reaching students. Their lives have been dedicated to multiplying disciples and they feel led to plant a church in Fort Collins that reaches the community and the campus of Colorado State University and that raises up other church planters to be sent out to plant more churches in the West.



Buddy & Brooke Sampson


God has led Buddy and Brooke Sampson to join our team. Buddy and Brooke have been married for over thirteen years. They have five children Ainsley,Tripp, Oliver, Seth, and Jude. Buddy has served the public school system for the past 14 years, and more specifically, as a high school principal for the last nine years.  Buddy is making an impact for the kingdom through his intentional discipleship of students and his mission-minded vision for his school. He and Brooke willingly open their home weekly to students for discipleship and bible study. They have a heart for evangelism and discipling the next generation. They are a dynamic family willing to take big risks to carry the gospel to the world. Together they bring a unique set of skills to our team. Buddy and Brooke are charismatic, entrepreneurial and compassionate. They regularly open their home to the less fortunate and truly seek to share the good news of the gospel with all they meet.