Hello Countryside!

No matter your background, lifestyle, economic status or beliefs… I am honored to be your pastor. Know that Countryside will always be a safe place for you to explore and grow in your relationship with Jesus. We are excited about the journey ahead and what God has in store for the entire Tampa Bay area. I pray everyone who walks through our doors will never feel judged but will always have a sense that they have found a family.

WELCOME HOME

Every day, we will pursue God on a personal and deep level…. Every year, we will see thousands of people find the hope of Jesus… Because we will master the art of LOVING GOD and LOVING PEOPLE!

calling

I fell in love with Jesus and received a call into ministry at age 12. I began to travel and speak at youth groups and churches during my senior year of high school. My calling is to introduce people into the Grace and love of Jesus, teach them to hear God’s voice, enable them to obtain true understanding of the word, and help them discover their divine destiny. Most of all to live out God’s greatest commandment. Love God & Love People.

about jeff

ministry

While I feel gifted in areas of organization and budgeting. I also love to communicate the gospel to all ages, mentor staff, inspire lay leaders, and walk with people through good and tough times.
BALANCE
– Creatively and accurately share the love of Jesus.
– Healthy in my family, personal, and ministry time.
– Multi-cultural, multi-generational. Connect to every type of person!

pastor

motivation

My purpose in ministry is to serve the local church body, mentor and motivate staff, reach the lost with the message of grace and work alongside board members to provide overall church direction.
Core Values: personal devotions, authenticity, integrity, character, and being passionately driven.

purpose

partners in ministry

My favorite part about life is being a husband and a father.  I desire to see the dreams of my wife and my children come true.  I was blessed to marry my childhood sweetheart, Tyann. She is truly a partner in ministry and life. Our oldest son Kody is 21 and has a degree in theology. He is our student ministries pastor. Eli, 19, is the brains of our family and will attend UCLA in the fall.  Sage is 17 and loves basketball and Xbox.

family

bonus

– 1992 Olympic Alternate
– 2001 Light Heavyweight Golden Gloves Boxing Champion
– 8 Handicap Golf

I am a strong, highly motivated, self-disciplined leader… Yet I am thankful for the balance of grace and compassion that allows me to be a relational and connected Pastor.

My prayer is simple: God plant our family someplace that will allow us to grow together and reach people for Jesus.