Jarrod Johnston Pastor of Discipleship
Pastor Jarrod currently serves FUMCB as Pastor of Discipleship where he oversees our fantastic discipleship team (youth, children, missions), assists with adult education, and teaches Bible and book studies throughout the year. Jarrod is also pastor of the Family Style, a new faith community that meets on Saturday evenings, which FUMCB helped to launch in the spring of 2017. Family Style is a casual worshiping community for families of all shapes and sizes who want to know and share the love of Jesus in our city - and where everyone has a place at the table. Jarrod is passionate about new expressions of the church and creating safe spaces that reach new people for Jesus right where they are.
Jarrod is husband to Leanne, who has been his partner in ministry and marriage for 11 years. They have three young children, Wesley, Eloise, and Tommy, who can often be found playing in the First Garden or biking around the church parking lot. Jarrod is a musician, bibliophile, and coffee snob who believes the best ways to enjoy coffee are as strong espresso or french press, only by plugged-in coffee maker in case of emergency.