Pastor Jesse Jorgensen
Hi, thanks for checking us out online!
I came on staff here in 2013; and I love being a part of the grace-filled community 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 and then the School of Worship. After that I spent some time pursuing work in music ministry and eventually attended Crown College in Minnesota and earned a bachelor’s degree in Worship Arts.
At East Hills and The Grove I serve as Worship Pastor, overseeing our worship ministry, as well as our media and design work.
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." Well, when I run, it just makes me tired. BUT, when I play music, I feel God's pleasure. I also enjoy songwriting, recording 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 and help others to worship Him too.
Besides music, I enjoy exploring the region around Kelso/Longview with my kayak and eating pizza - not at the same time although, that’s not a bad idea….
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!