Jeff grew up in North Carolina, graduating from N. C. State in 1981 with a B.S. in Food Science. He later graduated with a Masters and a Doctorate from Southwestern Seminary in Fort Worth, Texas. During his college years he was actively involved in campus evangelism and discipleship with Campus Crusade for Christ. God called Jeff, during one of Crusade’s Christmas Conferences, “to go anywhere and to do anything.” The “go anywhere and do anything” has included Children’s, Youth and College Internships in churches in N.C. and Texas. His favorite Internship was at Hyde Park Baptist Church in Austin under the direction of Dr. Ralph Smith and Rev. Bob Edd Shotwell. The Internship developed into the full time position of College Pastor. It was at Hyde Park that Jeff met the love of his life, Julie, a graduate of the University of Texas in Austin. Jeff and Julie moved to the Dallas area to serve in churches in the Metroplex. After many years God opened the door for them to return to Austin to serve at Crestview. They have been at Crestview since 2009 and can’t wait to see what God is going to do in this church located in the heart of Austin. Jeff and Julie have 2 kids and enjoy volunteering at their schools. Jeff loves to explore Skyrim, grill out on his patio, and sketch like Van Gogh. firstname.lastname@example.org
Stephen has been playing music for over 35 years, studying piano and organ both privately and at The University of Texas at Austin. Enjoying all styles of music, including classical, jazz, country and gospel, Stephen creates a soulful sound that adds to the emotion of worship. While directing the Praise Team Singers, he enjoys leading music worship with a blended style of traditional hymns and contemporary songs to give praise and honor to our Lord, Jesus Christ. Stephen lives in Austin with his wife Michelle, his two sons, a Beagle, a Corgi and a Siamese cat. When he's not praising God on the keys, Stephen enjoys bowling, playing in a jazz band, called NAJO (Nacho Average Jazz Orchestra), and playing at the Georgetown Palace Theater.