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Jessica Claire
  • , , 100 Montgomery St. 10th Floor
  • H: (555) 432-1000
  • C:
  • Date of Birth:
  • India:
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  • single:
  • Energetic senior pastor with 20 years of local church ministry experience. Committed to preaching the Gospel and discipling people of all ages to build their lives on the truth of God's Word. Gifted in personal communication and a lover of hospitality; a flexible team-player who is enthusiastic about camp ministry and using a wide variety of skills to serve others for the Glory of God in this specific ministry.
  • Shepherding: Preaching, Teaching & Discipleship
  • Communicating & connecting with people of all ages
  • Construction, painting & finishing skills
  • Managing work crews/ volunteer labor
  • Financial aptitude; head for numbers
  • Event-Planning/Directing & organizing large group activities
  • Leading both formal and casual events as an em-cee
  • Cooking & Meal-Planning
  • Congregational song-leading
  • Drama - directing/acting
Senior Pastor, 09/2006 to Current
City Of Greenacres, Fl Greenacres, FL,
  • Pastoral care: responded to crisis situations (such as deaths in families); visited, counseled and prayed with church members to provide support.
  • Managed all aspects of small-church ministry: business meetings, organization of volunteers, facilities management, daily administration of operations, staff and volunteers, calendar planning: short-range & long-range.
  • Approved and administered annual church budget with $250,000 in yearly expenditures.
  • Conducted special services like baptisms, weddings and funerals.
  • Taught small-group studies in Sunday School classes.
  • Planned and facilitated in-house marriage conferences for couples who could not go away to a retreat & took groups to the Wilds for marriage retreats.
  • Attended regional and national conferences for pastoral growth & development: FBF Fellowships, BJU CORE Conferences, ACBC Counseling Training, Anchorage Pastors' Retreats, Youth Workers Conference at The Wilds.
  • Guided the church in raising money for a building project (currently at $166k raised); developed a building vision & design plan (in progress); led major renovations and facilities projects, such as expanding the sanctuary, improving the prophets' chamber, adding and remodeling restrooms.
  • Delivered 3 weekly sermons (on average), with an expository focus teaching through books of the Bible.
  • Discipled young believers through weekly one-on-one meetings.
  • Counseled individuals and couples (both in and outside of the church) with specific needs/trials in their lives: marriage and family counseling, premarital counseling, besetting sins, peace-making, pornography, adultery.
  • Organized and led revivals, outreaches, banquets (both the practical financial/detailed planning, and the organization of volunteers).
  • Planned and led teen camping trips, and day camps for elementary students.
  • Preached for Camp Anchorage Junior Camp.
  • Oversaw implementation of community outreach ministries for the purpose of communicating the Gospel: weekly church basketball outreach ministry and bi-annual National Hoops Ministries, Fall Festival, & Vacation Bible School.
  • Planned and participated in mission trips with church volunteers to Brazil, Philippines, Mexico, Argentina, Antigua & Japan.
  • Traveled to Israel on a pastoral study-tour.
  • Directed the choir and led congregational singing.
  • Mentored young men in practical hands-on ministry training: youth pastors and church interns.
  • Practiced hospitality by regularly inviting the church family and the community over for meals and by welcoming guests to stay in my home or in the church prophet's chamber.
  • Developed and cultivated professional relationships with various third parties, including city officials, local law enforcement, civic groups for the purpose of effective ministry in the community.
Bible Teacher, 08/2016 to Current
Bible Baptist Christian School & Home School Co-op City, STATE,
  • Developed lesson plans and taught classes to 6th-12th grade students using Summit Ministries and BJUPress Worldview curriculums, focusing on practical application of Biblical truth in the current culture.
  • Integrated technology into the classroom by meeting virtually through Covid and utilizing Google Classroom.
  • Invited each class to an annual get-together in my home for the purpose of building relationship.
  • Built intentional personal connections with students by attending their games, concerts, plays, and graduations.
  • Took Worldview students on trips to Christian Conferences: Voice of the Martyrs, BJU STAND Conference, GA March for Life.
  • Received CPR training & certification
Youth Pastor, 05/2002 to 09/2006
Calvary Baptist Church City, STATE,
  • Instructed and mentored youth in the church (elementary - high school).
  • Directed weekly youth group meetings, focused on Bible training.
  • Organized special group events and overnight excursions to involve the teens and to create Gospel & discipleship opportunities: camping trips, nursing home outreach, puppet teams, mission trips, summer camp, retreats, outings, fund-raisers for camp, college trips.
  • Worked with church leadership, parents and volunteers to establish goals and guidelines for the youth.
  • Provided transportation to and from events for those whose parents were not committed.
  • Worked individually with teens from troubled environments, to the point where we became legal guardians in our home for two sisters.
Camp Counselor, 06/2000 to 08/2000
The Anchorage Christian Camp City, STATE,
  • Participated in all camp activities for the summer. This is where God really worked in my heart to show me that He could use me.
  • Received lifeguard training and certification.
Education and Training
Master of Divinity: , Expected in 05/2006
Bob Jones University - Greenville, SC,
Master of Arts: Theology, Expected in 05/2004
Bob Jones University - Greenville, SC,
Bachelor of Arts: Bible, Expected in 05/2002
Bob Jones University - Greenville, SC,

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