Pastor Jeff Cole attended Lee University in Cleveland, Tennessee where he met his wife, Lesa. Jeff and Lesa were married in November of 1979 and have three daughters; Michelle, Crystal and Tori. They have also been blessed with three grandchildren; Cole, Hailee and Elijah. Jeff and Lesa have been partners in ministry in every area they have served.
Jeff was Lead Pastor in Indiana for almost seven years where he also founded and ran a K-12 Christian school. Prior to his tenure in the state of Indiana, he pastored a church in Missouri. Pastor Jeff began his ministry as a Youth Pastor and continued working with young people and Christian Education for the next twelve years, serving on State Youth Boards in Indiana and Missouri and speaking at State Conferences and Youth Camps
Pastor Jeff Cole joined The River staff in April of 2011. He will soon complete his Masters in Pastoral Ministry, and plans to continue his education to receive his Doctorate Degree. Pastor Jeff Cole has been in ministry in some capacity for over twenty-five years. His passion is truly to see people grow in Christ, and find God’s designed purpose for their lives.
By the way, Pastor Jeff enjoys time with his family, Mt. Dew, Snickers, Butter Pecan Ice Cream, and golf on a sunny day!