Pastor Jared was confirmed as our senior pastor in July, 2018. Prior to his position at Valley View, he served as Associate Pastor for nine years at Teays Valley Baptist Church in Hurricane, WV. Before his arrival at Teays Valley, he served in the US Army Reserves for eight years and was deployed to both Iraq and Afghanistan. He graduated from Pensacola Christian College having received the schools top honor, the President’s Citation of Merit.
Pastor Jared also has a heart for missions and has overseen missions support to over 170 missionaries and has traveled to over 30 different countries leading teams, training nationals, and preaching revivals and conferences. He also serves as a traveling professor for Global Bible University in Nicaragua. He has a true passion for preaching and loves practical Bible exposition.
Pastor Jared has a true vision for Valley View Baptist Church. In his own words:
“There is nothing on this earth more equipped to change the world than the local church. The church is the body of Christ and is intended by God to be the instrument by which the gospel is sent to the farthest reaches of the earth and the closest corners of our neighborhood. I believe firmly that God’s work done God’s way cannot fail. My heart’s desire is to see God accomplish His plan concerning His church. My prayer is that I get to be a part of that plan.”
Pastor Jared serves faithfully with his wife, Alma Lee, and their three girls: Emma, Abbie, and Ava.
Bachelor of Arts degree from Pensacola Christian College in Pensacola, FL in 2009
· Awarded the President’s Citation of Merit (College’s Top Honor).
· Major: Pastoral Ministries
· Minor: Missions