Pastor Jesse Jorgensen
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I came on staff in 2013; my wife Julia and I love being a part of the grace-filled communities of East Hills and The Grove.
I grew up on a sugar beet farm in Eastern Montana and came to know Christ at an early age. I’ve been learning more and more about walking with him ever since! After high school, I spent some time at Youth With a Mission in Denver Colorado, completing the Discipleship Training School with an outreach trip to Mexico. I also completed the School of Worship. After that I spent some time pursuing work in music ministry and eventually found myself at Crown College in Minnesota studying Worship Arts, where I met my wife.
My role at East Hills and The Grove has three parts. As the Worship Pastor I oversee our worship ministry, but I also oversee our media and design work and lead our young adult group.
One of my greatest passions is to worship God; not to just sing songs or play music, but to live in relationship with Jesus and to bring glory to him in every part of our lives. With that said, I do really love music! In the movie "Chariots of Fire", Eric Liddell says, "I believe God made me for a purpose, but he also made me fast. And when I run I feel His pleasure." Julia likes to run, but as for me, it just makes me tired. BUT, when I play music, I feel God's pleasure. I enjoy recording music, playing music, and working with all kinds of musical gear and equipment. Even so, music is only a tool; what I really want is to worship God.
Besides music, I enjoy spending time with my wife and any chance we get to explore Portland and the surrounding area. Often this “exploring” involves pizza and trying different pizza restaurants. I even blog about some of these places at jessedeats.blogspot.com.
I hope that you’ll attend one of our worship gatherings or any event at East Hills or The Grove. I’d love to meet you! You can send me an email at email@example.com
Or, connect with me more at jorgensenmusic.com