Pastor Jeff became the Lead Pastor of FNC in October 2015. Prior to that, he served at the New Braunfels Church of the Nazarene in New Braunfels, Texas, as Youth Pastor from 2000-2012 and Senior Pastor from 2007-2015. Jeff received his Master’s Degree in Counseling from Asbury Seminary in 1999 and his Bachelor’s degree in Social Science from the University of Southern Colorado in 1995. He is a Licensed Professional Counselor in Texas and had a small private practice in New Braunfels.
He and his wife Amy were married in 1992 and have two children; their daughter Ashley and their son Alex. Ashley, a proud A&M grad, is pursuing her master's degree in Social Work at West Texas A&M and is married to Aaron (who serves on staff at FNC). Alex attends college at Southern Nazarene University. Jeff enjoys spending time with his family, playing golf, and watching most sports – especially anything to do with the University of Kentucky basketball program. And yes, he believes The Empire Strikes Back is the best Star Wars movie ever made.