Meet Our Pastor


Dr. Joseph Bankard

Dr. Bankard just started his first ministry appointment at Collister UMC in July 2016.  He is so excited for this new adventure.  The spirit is moving and those at Collister are excited to see what the Lord has in store for this small but thriving community. 

In addition to being the pastor at Collister, Dr. Bankard is also a philosophy professor at Northwest Nazarene University.  He and Kelly Bankard have been happily married for over 16 years.  They have two wonderful children: Sullivan age 8 and Nina age 4.

Collister United Methodist Church

We are a small, family friendly Christian community located in northwest Boise. We have been welcoming our neighbors into fellowship since 1913, when the Collister neighborhood was just an orchard!

Whether you're checking out God and church for the first time, or are looking for a new place to call home, we have a place for you! Come check us out this Sunday morning!

Collister United Methodist Church has a "come as you are" atmosphere, so feel free to dress casual or dress up, it's up to you. The atmosphere is relaxed and the messages are relevant to your daily life.

Through meaningful Bible-study and passionate worship, our goal is to help you grow deeper in your relationship with God each and every week.

 We are active in both deepening our faith and in living that faith out in our world. Collister United Methodist Church holds to the historic doctrines of the Christian faith.


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4444 W. Taft St 



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We are a welcoming community of faith where all people can grow in their faith, find opportunities for service and mission, and witness, by word and deed, to the love of God in Christ Jesus our Lord.

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