church planter lead pastor resume example with 20+ years of experience

Jessica Claire
Montgomery Street, San Francisco, CA 94105 609 Johnson Ave., 49204, Tulsa, OK
Home: (555) 432-1000 - Cell: - - : - -
Executive Profile

Visionary thinker with Christ-centered contextual gifting and entrepreneurial drive.

Key contributor to Gateway Conference leadership development, growth efforts, and decision-making. Valued adviser and requested consultant to community boards.

Skill Highlights
  • Strategic planning
  • Entrepreneur
  • Evangelist
  • Life Coaching
  • Vision casting
  • Community Activist
  • Fund Raising
  • Connecting
Core Accomplishments

Launched successful campaign to halt growth of gambling in Glen Carbon and Edwardsville.

Led THE BRIDGE Church through leasing commercial space, operating a "mobile" church, to purchasing/remodeling a building.

Led THE BRIDGE Church to integral community partner in Edwardsville and Glen Carbon Illinois

President of Glen/Ed Ministerial Alliance 2008 – 2010, 2013- broke color barrier, Protestant/Catholic barrier, spearheaded new ecumenical services, Created the largest attended Mayor’s prayer breakfast, promoted women into leadership positions, increased monthly attendance while building new and improved relationships with community leaders and elected officials.

Planted a NEW Church in 2000 for the Free Methodist Church USA

Created/directed Evangelism/Discipleship Ministry of Crossroads Community Church during the most dynamic season of ministry resulting in multiple hundreds of first time commitments, rededications and baptisms.

Professional Experience
03/1999 to Current
Church Planter/ Lead Pastor The Bridge City, STATE,

Accountable for preaching, teaching, leading a team based ministry model, communicating vision, shepherding, creating community organizational connections

04/1996 to 03/1999
Associate Minister Crossroads Community Church City, STATE,

Provided 50% of preaching at Sunday and mid week services, oversaw office staff, directed evangelism, discipleship, small groups, assimilation, community relations, oversaw paid custodial and office staff of 7, directed volunteer ministry staff of 10.

03/1995 to 03/1996
Associate Minister New Harvest Christian Church City, STATE,

Preached at Sunday services, mid week services, directed Sunday programing,re- envisioned pastoral support to congregates, restructured mission ministry extensively which provided financial health.

03/1993 to 03/1995
Junior Youth Director and Director of Evangelism and Discipleship Crossroads Community Church City, STATE,

Inspired growth of Junior High Ministry, trained lay-people for discipleship with all professed first time commitments to Christ, initiated strong relationship with public schools for first time.

Expected in 2013 to to
Master of Arts: Leadership and Ministry
Greenville College - Greenville, Illinois

Practicum Title: The Gateway Superintendent and Practical Theology 1968 - 2010

Additional studies at Michigan Theological Seminary, Wesley Seminary,Eden Seminary and Trinity International Seminary

Expected in to to
Bachelor of Arts: Political Science
The University of Toledo - Toledo, Ohio
Expected in to to
Associate of Science: Education
Monroe County Community College - Monroe, Michigan

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School Attended

  • Greenville College
  • The University of Toledo
  • Monroe County Community College

Job Titles Held:

  • Church Planter/ Lead Pastor
  • Associate Minister
  • Associate Minister
  • Junior Youth Director and Director of Evangelism and Discipleship


  • Master of Arts
  • Bachelor of Arts
  • Associate of Science

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