Joel Jessup

Youth Pastor of Fellowship Baptist Church

Posted On: 

November 16, 2018

Graduating Year: 

My wife Kerstin and I have been blessed with four sons– Hudson (10), Haddon
(7), Henry (5), and Hunter (2). I have been serving the Lord with my wife as
a youth pastor at Fellowship Baptist Church in Marshalltown, Iowa for 10
years. God has grown our ministry greatly over the years,
and He deserves all the praise. God has brought us through
trials and has grown and shaped us both through it all. We
have seen many teens saved and their lives transformed as
they grow in the Lord. One of my passions is that the teens
know the “what” and “why” about their own faith. We have
seen too many wavering because they hadn’t searched what
they believe themselves. Through this way of teaching,
many teens have grown to serve God as adults.

Earlier this year, Pastor Noel Cwenar from Arkansas
asked me to pray about the possibility of joining his staff
to oversee outreach and youth ministries. While we love
Iowa and would miss our church family greatly, we sensed
that the Lord was leading us to make this move. Our first
Sunday at Gospel Light Baptist Church of Rogers was July
29, and we are looking forward to building relationships
and winning souls in our new church home.

This next generation has to be ready to face challenges
no one has before, and we must be serious about the
training that must be done. Please pray for us as we seek
God daily and minister to teens in our area.

Not receiving alumni update emails?

Update Alumni Information