Pastor Remington Shot in Coeur d’Alene
Senior Pastor Tim Remington was shot multiple times walking to his car in the parking lot of Altar Church on 9th and Best in Coeur d’Alene just before 2:00 this afternoon.
He was able to talk with the EMS crew on scene and is now at Kootenai Medical Center. He is currently undergoing surgery.
The suspect has not been apprehended at this time.
Remington gave the invocation at the Ted Cruz rally on Saturday, March 5th, at the Kootenai Fairgrounds.
According to the Altar Church biography, Pastor Remmington was born in Riverside, California and first moved to Coeur d’Alene, Idaho in 1968.
After Graduation from Coeur d’Alene High School in the late 70’s, he moved back to California where he met and married Cindy. In 1984 he became a Pastor in Loma Linda, California. Tim and Cindy also ran a coffee house called the “Supreme Bean Coffee House” for years and served the streets of San Bernardino. It was there they became interested in street ministry and the people that are typically ignored; those who have problems with drugs, alcohol, and perversion.
In 1985 they began taking people into their home to help them. That has since grown into their Mentor Home Ministry and Good Samaritan Rehabilitation. The street ministry days, from San Bernardino to L.A., taught Tim more about drugs and alcohol than all the education he ever had. Since that time he received his degree in counseling. To Tim however, the degree is much less meaningful than actually leading an addict to Jesus.
Now his life consists of Victim Offender Mediation, Family Mediation, Drug and Alcohol Counseling, Critical counseling, Idaho Character Council, executive member of the Community Christian Coalition, and Director of Good Samaritan Rehabilitation drug and alcohol residential facilities. In addition he is the Senior Pastor of The Altar Church in Coeur D’Alene which he and Cindy began 18+ years ago in the Silver Valley.
Tim and Cindy have been blessed with four children, and over three hundred people have lived as a part of their family in their home.
Here is Pastor Tim Remington giving the Invocation at the Ted Cruz Rally in Coeur d’Alene, ID on March 5th.