Rev. Jeffrey A. Braden, who goes by Pastor Jeff, came to PCC in April 2014. He has over 20 years of ministry experience as a Worship Leader, Youth Pastor, Associate Pastor, and Senior Pastor.
Pastor Jeff was born on May 25, 1972 in Monroe Michigan. He is married to the love of his life, Katie, and together they have 3 kids; Jeffrey, Jordan, and Katrianna.
Pastor Jeff is a Gulf War veteran having served in the U.S. Air Force earning a Missile Maintenance and Space Systems Launch Masters. After serving honorably in the Air Force, Pastor Jeff served as a bi-vocational pastor before going into full time ministry. His experience in the military and as a civilian, have proven effective to give him a “real” life experience that enables him to relate to everyone.
Pastor Jeff holds a B.S. in Ministry Leadership from Cornerstone University, and a MDiv. in Biblical Studies from the John W. Rawlings School of Divinity at Liberty University.
Pastor Jeff has a heart for teaching others about God’s word through engaging sermons, Bible studies, and spiritual growth & formation to engage, equip, and lead others for the kingdom of God. Making biblical stories and truths relevant to a postmodern culture is a passion that drives Pastor Jeff to make the Bible come alive and relevant.
Music is a passion in which Pastor Jeff enjoys leading others in worship to the Lord. Besides leading worship, he enjoys playing music in his free time. Pastor Jeff plays, guitar (acoustic & electric), bass, drums, flute, and keyboard. He loves to bring new songs, as well as contemporize traditional hymns to add to a diverse set of worship for all to appreciate and engage in.
The Great Commission serves as the foundation in which drives the way in which Pastor Jeff leads, preaches, and reaches out to others with the gospel of Jesus Christ.
Katie is our Pastor's wife and has been the church secretary for the past 3 years. Katie has a heart to serve and enjoys being involved in all kinds of ministries at the church. She can be seen wearing multiple hats to ensure all PCC ministries run smoothly. In her free time she enjoys spending time with family, camping, cooking, and crafting.
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