Ray Jeske - Pastor of Evangelism
became a follower of Jesus Christ on July 27, 1975, at the age of 19, just prior to enrolling at Kent State University
It was at Kent that Ray
made many significant friendships, including the woman who became his wife - Sue, and the man who became his co-pastor - Steve Neptune (see above)!
was one of the founders of Community of Believers Church
, where he
was called and trained as a pastor, and received ordination in 1982.
earliest lessons in preaching and teaching were learned there.
now majors in helping GateWay Church
touch the surrounding area with God's love in practical ways, and equipping other churches to do the same.
Married to Susan for twenty-seven years and a father to three grown daughters, Ray
also finds time to host a sports talk show on ESPN 990 in Stark County, Ohio and actually thinks running marathons is fun!
Ray is a summa cum laude graduate of Trinity Evangelical Divinity School (M.A. Religion) in Chicago, and teaches evangelism as a member of the HarvestNet Institute faculty in Cleveland.
Pastoral Leadership Team - Steve Neptune, Ray Jeske, David Rasmussen
Pastor of Outreach - Ray Jeske