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Jae Lesley

Jae Lesley

Phenix City,AL

Summary

Beyond anything, I am a follower of Jesus, impassioned to serve the Church and love my neighbor. I dearly love my family, so I endeavor to be a present husband to Kaci and an engaged father to Gabe. For the last 30+ years, I have served the local church as a youth pastor, associate pastor, worship pastor, and founding pastor/church planter. My mission statement is, “to love, know, and serve the Lord.”

Overview

32
32
years of professional experience

Work History

Part-time Associate Pastor of Discipleship

CityScape Church
2023.09 - Current
  • Duties include overseeing youth, young adult, and adult small groups, recruiting and resourcing leaders, and providing support to the other staff.
  • Provided pastoral counseling to individuals seeking guidance on personal or relationship issues.
  • Managed volunteer teams for various ministries, ensuring effective use of resources and talents.
  • Streamlined administrative processes for more efficient communication between church staff and the congregation.
  • Developed small group curriculums to encourage deeper relationships and spiritual growth within the congregation.
  • Assisted in the recruitment and training of new volunteers, ensuring a strong support system for ongoing ministry efforts.

Founding Pastor of Village Church

Angel Fire
2017.05 - 2023.07
  • Duties included providing short and long-term goals for the effectiveness of the church, raising up and equipping leaders, writing small-group studies, preaching, and regular vision casting to the call of the church.
  • Other duties also include financial and staff oversight, hospital visitation, family services, counseling, and directing weekly services.
  • Delivered pastoral care during times of crisis or illness by offering prayer support, counsel, and home visits as necessary for individuals or families.
  • Mentored church leaders for effective ministry implementation, resulting in higher volunteer retention rates.
  • Improved overall congregational morale through consistent communication, transparency, and active listening to concerns.
  • Supervised the design and construction of a new church building to accommodate the growing congregation size.
  • Developed strong relationships with local faith-based organizations to collaborate on joint events and service projects.
  • Managed the day-to-day operations of the church facility, overseeing staff members and budget planning activities.
  • Led worship services, ensuring an uplifting environment that encouraged personal reflection and spiritual growth.
  • Provided spiritual and administrative leadership to church staff.

Angel Fire Fire Department Volunteer Chaplain

Village Of Angel Fire
2020.01 - 2023.07
  • Duties included responding to Fire Department calls, most of which were to be with the family and loved ones when loss of life was involved
  • I was also trained to provide mental and emotional support for firefighters and law enforcement officers.
  • Collaborated with interdisciplinary teams for holistic patient care, addressing both physical and emotional needs.
  • Provided spiritual guidance, emotional support and direct care to residents, family members, and staff.
  • Comforted family members, offered attentive listening and emotional support.
  • Worked with the Coroner to establish communication with the family's of the deceased.

Worship Pastor

Christ Community Church
2002.07 - 2017.05
  • Duties included leadership and oversight to multiple worship leaders, 3 worship teams, worship design, communion teams, tech teams, and vocalists who total over 100 volunteers and 3 staff
  • Pastoral duties include hospital visits, counseling, benevolence, preaching 2-3 times a year, and family services to a congregation of over 1200 in weekly attendance.
  • Prioritized pastoral care for music ministry members, offering guidance and support during challenging times.
  • Enhanced worship experiences by incorporating diverse musical styles and multimedia elements in services.
  • Mentored aspiring worship leaders through one-on-one coaching sessions, helping them develop their skills and confidence.
  • Managed budgets and resources efficiently, ensuring cost-effective procurement of instruments, equipment, and materials needed for worship services.
  • Increased congregational participation in worship by introducing new songs regularly while maintaining traditional hymns beloved by members.
  • Oversaw audiovisual team operations ensuring smooth transitions between service elements.
  • Developed strong relationships with families in the congregation through personal visits, counseling sessions, and social events.
  • Coordinated special holiday productions involving various age groups within the congregation, showcasing their talents in meaningful ways.
  • Streamlined rehearsal schedules for more efficient use of time while maintaining high levels of performance quality during services.
  • Collaborated with pastoral staff to create cohesive and meaningful worship services that aligned with sermon themes.

Minister of Worship/Students

First Baptist Church of Irvington
1998.01 - 2002.06

Part-time Associate Pastor in Worship

First Baptist Stockton
1997.01 - 1997.12

Part-time Youth Minister

First Baptist Church Dawes
1995.01 - 1996.08

Part-time Student Minster

Navco Baptist Church
1992.06 - 1994.06

Education

DMin Student (first year) -

Liberty University

Masters in Worship Studies -

Robert Webber's Institute For Worship Studies
Jacksonville, FL
05.2016

B.A. Biblical Studies -

University of Mobile
05.1996

Skills

  • Proven leader
  • Program Management
  • Budgeting
  • Team Building
  • Analytical Skills
  • Teaching
  • Effective Communication
  • Disciple-making
  • Church Planting
  • Small Group Facilitation
  • Grief support

Additional Information

Ordained Elder in the Free Methodist Church, Past Chairman of the Angel Fire Chamber of Commerce,  Currently Employed by Brother's Gutters as a Controller, Multi-instrumentalist, and Gigging Musician.

References

  • Dr. Keith Cowart, Former Pastor and Current Bishop of the Free Methodist Church, (706) 577-4640
  • Rev. Mark Douglas, Former Asst. Superintendent (River Conference), (719) 307-9502
  • Luke Smith, Owner of Brothers Gutters, (706) 341-2423


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Timeline

Part-time Associate Pastor of Discipleship

CityScape Church
2023.09 - Current

Angel Fire Fire Department Volunteer Chaplain

Village Of Angel Fire
2020.01 - 2023.07

Founding Pastor of Village Church

Angel Fire
2017.05 - 2023.07

Worship Pastor

Christ Community Church
2002.07 - 2017.05

Minister of Worship/Students

First Baptist Church of Irvington
1998.01 - 2002.06

Part-time Associate Pastor in Worship

First Baptist Stockton
1997.01 - 1997.12

Part-time Youth Minister

First Baptist Church Dawes
1995.01 - 1996.08

Part-time Student Minster

Navco Baptist Church
1992.06 - 1994.06

DMin Student (first year) -

Liberty University

Masters in Worship Studies -

Robert Webber's Institute For Worship Studies

B.A. Biblical Studies -

University of Mobile
Jae Lesley