About Us


serves the Body of Christ offering a unique haven apart from the hustle and bustle of everyday life. This non-denominational Christian conference and retreat center is well suited for individuals, families, and church groups.

Living Waters Ranch is a fulfillment of the purpose of Firstfruits Foundation. Firstfruits Foundation had its conception in 1986. Its prime purpose is to promote the Gospel of Jesus Christ by assisting, encouraging, and empowering various faithful ministries. Part of its call is to provide a meeting and conference center for His Kingdom purposes. Today that vision is being fulfilled in Living Waters Ranch.

Christopher and Debbie James built Living Waters Ranch as a labor of love to God, and consider it a place of rest and rejuvenation for the body and soul. It is a first class conference and retreat center. They believe "God gave His very best by giving us His Son and we, too, should give our very best." They also believe the presence of the Holy Spirit will renew you and give you new strength.

Living Waters Ranch is located on 142 acres near scenic Challis, Idaho. It runs ¾ of a mile along Garden Creek surrounded by a beautiful mountain view. The ranch accommodates guests in a variety of sleeping and meeting facilities. Food service is available for groups of 25 or more. Smaller groups staying in chalets or mini-lodges can do their own cooking in fully equipped kitchens.

The staff at Living Waters Ranch looks forward to serving you in a spirit of excellence and we will do everything we can to help make your stay a life-changing, memorable one.

Thank you for considering Living Waters Ranch as your conference and retreat center. If you would like to reserve a room(s) or if you have any questions at all, please Contact Us at 208.879.2888.