I am the husband of a beautiful wife (Charlotte) and father of 4 amazing children, Madilyn, Oliver, Scott and Blythe. I am fortunate to have a roof over my head, food in our freezers and friends that truly love me. More than anything though, I am fortunate to have a God who cares about me, provides for me and works even the worst things that have happened in my life for good.
I grew up in Northern Idaho hunting and fishing as often as I could. Hunting has been my passion as long as I can remember. There is nothing that rejuvenates me like spending 2 weeks in the wilderness with no contact with the outside world. I have spent months of my life laying next to a campfire on a cold fall night, looking up at the stars and realizing my insignificance in the world. There is something to be said for remembering how small we are in the scope of everything and I think that hunting big country (especially in Alaska) doesn’t let you forget it. It humbles a man like few things can.
In 2011 we began to capture some of our hunting adventures on video and have been able to successfully film some incredible moments that I will cherish for a lifetime and I hope that you will enjoy them as well. As a Christian I value the beauty of God’s creation and feel privileged to capture unique moments that very few people in the world get to experience
I spent much of my life before I began walking with Jesus traveling around, trying to fill a void in my life that I felt could not be filled. I remember being in Alaska and getting bored so I would begin planning a hunt in New Zealand. It seemed no matter how much I did, there was always something missing from my life. The high’s of success would quickly fade and I would be off again in pursuit of another. As a hunter, you are always in search of an animal. Maybe it is the thrill of the hunt, the food it provides or the escape from the monotony of life. One way or the other, hunters are people who are looking for something. I came to realize that what I was hunting was more than just an animal, I was searching for true fulfillment in life.
Since finding that fulfillment in Jesus I have made it my mission to help others understand who Jesus is and what it really means to walk with Him in a relationship. This is my primary focus now in life, to reach the hunting community I love with the Gospel that we can’t live without.
I do not have nearly the time that I used to for hunting these days. I am a teaching and discipleship Pastor now and spend much of my time communicating the truths of God in ways that people can apply them to their lives. It is a privilege to get to be a part of seeing lives change as people come to faith in Jesus and my prayer is that through our videos, lives and stories that people would encounter and understand God and His love for them.
If you have any questions at all about Jesus, hunting or me feel free to ask! I would be glad to chat with you!
Happy Hunting and God Bless You,
Justin A. Gibbins