about me


Hi, I'm Jake. Thanks for visiting my site. It's my hope that I can be a help to you on your journey in some way! 

I am a church planter and pastor in Eugene, OR. I am incredibly lucky to be married to Bethany and we have three ridiculously awesome kids: Evie, Jack, and Penny. Parenting is the biggest leadership challenge of them all, isn't it! 

I was raised in Southern Oregon and lived there until we moved to Eugene in 2013. I am a bona fide Pastor's Kid, Pew-Rat, etc. My parents planted Joy Christian Fellowship in 1982 and are still pastoring there over 35 years later! 

I had the privilege of working for my Dad for 10 years and learned so much! He's still coaching me! In 2013, Bethany and I felt God calling us to Eugene and we had the honor to serve on staff at Eugene Christian Fellowship in numerous capacities for several years. 

We took the plunge and planted Joy Church Eugene in 2016 and have been on a thrill ride ever since! 

Our church has grown tremendously in just a few years from twenty-nine people on day one to hundreds of members today! 

One thing that we have become known for is marketing and outreach. God has given our team some great strategies that I can't wait to share with you! 

In addition to pastoring and leading Joy Church, I enjoy writing and producing music. I have released four albums and several singles over the past few years. 

Well, enough about me.

I'd love to get to know you! 

Shoot me an email at [email protected] anytime! 


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