We are excited to announce that our church has called Jon Deedrick to be the Senior Pastor of Redeeming Grace!
Jon Deedrick’s Bio:
Jon became a Christian as a child through the witness of his parents and was baptized soon thereafter. After graduating high school in Kansas City, Jon received undergraduate and graduate degrees in music at a Christian university in South Carolina. Throughout that season of life, the Lord began to steer his desires toward pastoral ministry. Following 18 months as a pastoral assistant at a church near Nashville, Jon moved to Louisville, Kentucky, in 2009 to attend Southern Seminary (M. Div., 2013) and further prepare himself for ministry. While at Southern, he met his wife, Lindsay, and they were married in 2011. The Deedricks have three amazing kids, Hadley (6), Cooper (4), and Canaan (6 months).
For the past 6 years, Jon has served in the leadership of Reaching & Teaching International Ministries, a global missions organization focused on establishing churches and training leaders among the nations. Most recently, Jon served as Interim President and Executive Vice President of the ministry. Jon also co-hosted The Great Commission Podcast, a resource dedicated to equipping Christians and church leaders about missions and the local church.
Jon and Lindsay came to us from Third Avenue Baptist Church in Louisville, where they have ministered since 2013 and where Jon served as an elder of the church alongside Greg Gilbert and the other elders.
Jon's prayer for his pastoral ministry is that he would faithfully disciple and equip the church to increasingly reflect God's glory and advance the gospel among the nations. His great desire is that Redeeming Grace Church would effectively proclaim Christ in Goodyear and be a church for the West Valley.
Hobbies: Sports, exercise, travel, reading, music
Favorite Books: Knowing God (Packer), Praying with Paul (Carson), The Pleasures of God (Piper); Confronting Christianity (Mclaughlin); Harry Potter series, The Chronicles of Narnia (Lewis)
Favorite Sports Teams: Kansas City Royals, Kansas City Chiefs, Kansas Jayhawks