"...a man set aflame by the Bible."
Jesse is the Lead Pastor at Highlands Community Church with campuses in Renton and Kent, Washington near Seattle. He is the author of I'm A Christian - Now What?, 365 Devos for Guys: Man Up to Your Faith, and What it Means to Be A Christian for the B&H Publishing Group. Formerly, Jesse was the Brand Manager and a contributing writer for LifeWay's Explore the Bible. Jesse's articles have appeared in Facts & Trends, Outreach, LifeWay.com, Boundless, and more.
He is currently pursuing a doctorate from Southern Seminary. Jesse earned his Master of Divinity from New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary and his bachelor's degree in Percussion Performance from the Florida State University. He teaches the Bible in a mostly expository approach that is infused with humorous personal stories, accessible intellectual demand, and deeply engaging challenge. He has taught at special events in several countries including The Moody Pastors Conference and the Northwest Ministry Conference. He preaches at LiveBible.TV.
(Jesse is also an endorsed and published professional drummer. A three year veteran of the Boston Crusaders and former captain of FSU's Big 8 Drumline, he has performed and recorded with various artists including Enrique Iglesias and at venues including Universal Studios.)