Meet Our Pastor

Pastor Jeffrey & Mrs. Kristy


pastor wife.jpgAs Senior Pastor at FB Church Garden Lakes, Pastor Jeffrey is a relational leader who guides us to be daily followers of Christ and doers of The Word.  Married to wife, Kristy, since 1993, they have two daughters, Gillian (20) and Joy (15). 

Having ministered in their home church for 10 years, Pastor Jeffrey and Mrs. Kristy came to FBCGL from  Fort Worth, Texas.  He holds a Master’s Degree in Biblical Studies from Louisiana Baptist University, and Master’s Degree in Communication and Theatre from Lamar University (Texas).  A believer in life long learning, he is currently a student at Gateway Baptist Theological Seminary (formerly Golden Gate) where he is working toward a MDiv or PhD.  Additionally, he is studying with the Clinical Pastoral Education program at Banner Health Systems.

Coming to Christ as a young man, Pastor Jeffrey has personally experienced the transforming power of God and exhorts believers to be evangelistic, missional, and to minister in their community.  Pastor Jeffrey is an advocate of community involvement and serves as a volunteer leader with the City of Avondale, two local schools, and leads our church to work cooperatively with several area home owners associations to improve their communities.

Within our Southern Baptist community, Pastor Jeffrey serves on the Executive Board for Estrella Baptist Association.  Additionally, he serves with Arizona Southern Baptist Convention where needed, most recently as part of the leadership team for Crossover 2017 (partnering with Harvest America), our SBC evangelism outreach effort during the (National) SBC Annual Meeting.


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