HELLO AND WELCOME!
My name is Jeff Kennedy and I am the Senior Pastor at Christ Community Church in Idaho Falls, ID.
I grew up wreaking havoc at a small church in rural VA. Eventually I found my way to faith in Jesus, but the road was difficult and full of personal pain.
As a teenager I fell totally in love with God, and could not get enough of Jesus and his Word. I came to experience the Holy Spirit as a present transforming reality in my life. A subject I wrote about in a book Father, Son, and the Other One.
I eventually went off to college in the Seattle, WA area and met the woman who would become my lovely wife—Kerri. We have been married since 1994 and have raised four wonderful children.
My education has mainly been in the Bible as literature, Religion, Religious Education, Ministry and am currently in a PhD program exploring practical theology.
Since 1994 I have loved the challenge of pastoral and church ministry. While in some ways I am a product of the academy, I am a firm believer in the local church. Paul stated to Timothy ““If I am delayed, you will know how people ought to conduct themselves in God’s household, which is the church of the living God, the pillar and foundation of the truth” (1 Tim. 3:15).
My ministry experiences includes youth and worship ministry, church planting, adult discipleship and executive pastoring, and also as a senior pastor.