About the Author


Rooted in Good Soil author and Vineyard Boise Pastor Tri RobinsonTri and Nancy Robinson are the founding pastors of the Boise Vineyard Christian Fellowship. They met at the College of Idaho in 1969 and were married a year later. As a young couple they lived and raised a family on a remote family homestead in the mountains of California. For the first fourteen years they lived without the convenience of electricity and for much of that time without a phone as well. Tri worked as a secondary school teacher in the city of Lancaster, an hour from home, while Nancy homeschooled their two children, Kate and Brook.

During those early years they learned to value the richness of living with the land as they raised much of their own food. They had a very productive vegetable garden, a small orchard, and raised various farm animals which helped provide for their family. During hunting season they also supplemented with game from the surrounding mountains. Through this season of living in isolation they discovered what it meant to have an authentic relationship with Christ.

With their newfound faith and the zeal that came with it they soon moved towards a fulltime life of ministry which began at the Desert Vineyard Christian Fellowship in Lancaster, California. Tri served for eight years on the Lancaster staff, initially as a pastor of missions and children, and then as an associate under the Sr. Pastor, Brent Rue. In 1989 Tri and Nancy left the Lancaster church accompanied by twelve adventurous families to plant a new work in Boise, Idaho. The Boise Vineyard grew rapidly over the next twenty years until it gained a reputation as a fellowship that produces authentic Christian disciples who passionately reach into its community and across the world.

Tri is the author of four books: Revolutionary Leadership, Saving God’s Green Earth, Small Footprint / Big Handprint and his latest book published by Baker Books, Rooted in Good Soil.  Today, Tri and Nancy once again live an hour from the city – this time on an eighty acre farmstead nestled in the scenic hills of Idaho.