Pastor Jeff accepted the call to become the Lead Pastor of First Naz in October of 2015. Prior to that, he served at the 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 while 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 a Social Worker and is married to Aaron (who also serves on staff at First Naz). Alex attends college at Texas State University and is majoring in computer science. Jeff enjoys playing games with his family, playing golf, and watching sports – especially Kentucky basketball. And yes, he believes The Empire Strikes Back is the best Star Wars movie ever made.