Leadership & Church Staff

Senior Pastor

Dr. John Denney

I placed my trust in Jesus Christ as my personal Savior when I was seven years of age, when I came to understand that Jesus had died on the cross and shed His blood for the forgiveness of my sins. Shortly after that I was baptized. The Lord placed an undeniable conviction in my heart to someday go into full-time ministry, although I did not understand what that meant at the time. I came from a very broken home and have truly had to rely on my Savior to lead me as a husband, father, and pastor. I have always sought mentors to to aid me in my journey and have a heart to do the same for other men.

My philosophy of ministry is that God has called me to serve Him in committed obedience and faithfulness first and foremost before He who has called me to be anything else. In addition to this, I believe that He has called me to be an ambassador of the gospel of Jesus Christ-the same gospel that was heralded some two thousand years ago on the day of Pentecost by the Apostle Peter and has continued unchanged and undaunted to this day. I further maintain that it is the purpose of the gospel as well as my appointed task, to freely offer to all mankind that through faith in Jesus Christ they may live a life released from the bondage of sin and enjoy an eternally restored and growing relationship with God.

I believe my task is carried out publicly by means of faithful preaching, teaching and administration. It is carried out privately by constant prayer, complete reliance upon God’s empowerment for ministry, contemplatively examining scripture, discipling of committed individuals, and providing spiritual direction for those in need. I am to shepherd God’s children as a servant-leader.

My Goal: To ignite the presence of Christ and His salvation to a lost world and to call other believers to do the same.

My model of ministry is that of a shepherd.

It is my life goal to be a spiritual servant-leader to this church family.

I have had the privilege of serving Priest River Community Church since 1997. I am ultimately responsible for all areas of teaching/preaching, evangelism, discipleship, administration, leadership development, staff oversight, counseling, ministries and missions. I arrange for weekly services, small groups, visitation, special events and pastoral care. Our key ministries include a radio ministry (10 spots a week on KYMS 89.9), AWANA (For ages 2-18), Thrift store outreach, small groups and missions. We have a campus with four buildings and have expanded our sanctuary/fellowship hall to accommodate our growing congregation. I am blessed with a loving relationship with my church family and look forward to meeting you, should you feel led to join us at PRCC.

Dee and I have been married since December, 1987. We have two daughters and a son-in-law who serve in ministry with us. Dee home-schooled the girls and is currently manager for our church’s thrift store.

Dr. John Denney’s Education:

– Bachelor of Arts in Biblical Studies, Spokane Bible College (now Moody Bible Institute) Spokane, WA, 1990
– Bachelor of Science in Biblical Education, Multnomah University-Portland, OR, 1992.
– Doctorate of Ministry-Western Seminary, 2012.

Dee Denney’s Education:

– Bachelor of Arts in Biblical Studies Spokane Bible College (MBI) Spokane, WA, 1990
– Bachelor of Science in Biblical Education from Multnomah University Portland, OR, 1991.
– Master of Arts in Women’s Ministry, Western Seminary Portland OR, 1995.

Associate Pastor

Danny White

Pastor Danny White is the Associate Pastor at Priest River Community Church. Danny and his wife Lanie lead up Life Groups at PRCC.







Church Staff


Pastors Wife / Thrift Store Manager


Church Administer


Children's Ministry Leader


Awana Director


Media Coordinator / Prayer Team


Church Librarian


Worship Leader

Pastor Danny & Lanie

Life Group Leaders


Women's Ministry Leader