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Jeff Baker

Lead Pastor

Kim and I grew up in St. Louis, MO and met while in high school. We have four young adult children and even grandchildren! Kearney has become our home for the second time, as we were on staff at New Life for nine years in the past. We ministered in Alaska for many years and spent six years planting a church in the inner-city of Omaha, Nebraska before returning to New Life. We joyfully returned to serve this church and our community!


Kim and I enjoy building relationships with people through dinners, coffee and dessert. We are outgoing and relational; we find joy in doing life with others. I like to play ice hockey and Kim is my biggest fan!


We can often be found late at night watching a favorite TV series on Netflix or surfing the internet on our MacBook Pros, texting our children from our iPhones or lying in bed reading books on our iPads. We are not techy, just two middle-aged adults trying to stay relevant to the younger generations.


We have a strong passion for God and want to help everyone we meet discover a life-transforming relationship with Christ. We want you to know, at our core, we love God and we love people!


Click here to listen to Pastor Jeff’s testimony and his heart for ministry.