Pastor Steve Jaeger
It’s a joy for me to serve as a pastor at the church where God transformed my life as a college student! I first encountered the truth about Jesus at TCBC when I was a freshman at the University of Illinois in aerospace engineering. After trying to build my own life on my own terms and seeing it fall flat, I learned about the God who offered to build one for me on far better terms.
As I began attending TCBC, I heard the Bible brought to life for the first time through dynamic preaching. I started to get involved in the church’s life, first in drama and music in Sunday services, and then in small groups (mainly with community folks well beyond college). I found friendships at TCBC that went deeper than any others I’d had that weren’t centered on Jesus. I discovered dormant passions and gifts awakening in me, and I saw self-centered ambitions transform into Christ-centered longings. Over time I recognized that God was leading me toward full-time ministry and a mission to help others find the kind of thriving life Jesus had brought about in me!
That new direction in my journey began in earnest when I finished grad school and served as an intern at TCBC for two years. My wife, Amy, and I married at the end of that time, and we moved to Boston’s north shore where I attended Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary. In 2008, we returned to this church that had impacted us so deeply. We are both enthusiastic believers in the mission and vision of TCBC, because we ourselves are products of it!
Currently I share ministry responsibilities with the other pastors, but my time is focused on leading the Praise Team and the Connections ministry. When I’m not behind the piano (or the computer), you’ll probably find me kicking back with Amy and our three kids, dabbling in graphic design, or reading parts of 10 books at a time. I love music—all kinds—and have to be reminded not to watch too many movies. I also love meeting new people. Say hello anytime you see me! And if you’re on Facebook, feel free to find me there, too…