Jeff Kesner, Pastor of Discipleship and Missions
I was raised in a Christian home in Gainesville, Virginia, back when that area was all field and farmland! I recently closed my design/build remodeling company that I owned for over 30 years to pursue my passions in God’s Kingdom work. My life is testament to the magnitude of God’s grace and love.
I’m blessed with an amazing family – a wife and daughter, who have also joined me on the mission field. As my wife of 33 years, Susie has been an incredibly supportive partner, and instrumental in her support of God’s calling in my life. In 2013, I had the honor of officiating my daughter Ashton’s wedding to my now son-in-law, Dave.
My passions are in church planting, missions, and the persecuted church. I’ve been immensely blessed to have been able to experience God’s glory and love for His people in many parts of the world. I’ve worked in God’s Kingdom both locally and in places like China, Kenya, Costa Rica, Indonesia, Uganda, Thailand, and Laos. God’s glory never ceases to amaze me, and I’m excited to see where He takes us next.
How many countries have you been to? 20
How many states have you been to? 43 including Hawaii and Alaska
What is your favorite color? Yellow
Favorite vacation spot: Anywhere in the mountains
Unique facts: I’ve climbed Mt. Kilimanjaro, hiked to Mt. Everest base camp, and crossed the Grand Canyon rim to rim. I was shot in the heal in a freak accident as a kid. I’ve built every home my family has ever lived in. I’ve been detained by police in China for handing out Bibles on the street. I can’t say the word “public” (according to my daughter, but that’s debatable).
Hobbies: Hiking, woodworking, motorcycling, and gardening
What do I like to do on a sunny day? BBQ and sit by my fire pit with family and friends.
Email Jeff at Jeff.Kesner@mountainviewcc.net.