Pastors and Ministers
Hal grew up in a Christian home in southern California. He gave his heart to the Lord as a child and was baptized as a teenager. He attended the University of Arkansas but dropped out and served four years in the Army’s 82nd Airborne Division. During his time in the service, he experienced a very real renewal of his faith, heard God’s call to ministry and met his future wife Karen.
After leaving the Army, Hal and Karen were married and moved to Chicago to start training for the pastorate. Hal graduated from Moody Bible Institute and Trinity Evangelical Divinity School, and Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary. Hal and Karen have been married for 26 years.
Their oldest boy Andy went to be with the Lord in 2007 and their youngest son, Billy, is getting ready to start college. The Irvines have served Converge churches in Alaska, Montana, and now Estes Park.
I joined the staff of Mountain View Bible Fellowship in February of 2013. Following high school graduation, I attended Indiana State University, Colorado State University, and the University of Northern Colorado---graduating from all three. I am also the choir director at both Estes Park High and Middle Schools where I have been on staff since 2005. Prior to that, I was the Pastor of Worship and Arts at Christ Community Church in Greeley, CO, for ten years.
My wife, Jean, and I have three daughters.
I became a Christ-follower at a Christian concert in 1974 and discovered that a Christian could combine love for Jesus and love for music at an Imperials concert. My passion is to see Mountain View Bible Fellowship be filled with a congregation of whole-hearted worshipers and consequently, experience God’s habitation during our services.