student & family pastor
JJ joined our staff as the Student and Family Pastor in December 2014. He is extremely excited to pastor our students to become young people who will love Jesus and make disciples for decades to come. One of the things that JJ has found most encouraging about Legacy is being a part of a staff and a church that has the passion to live on mission everywhere we go for the glory of God.
JJ graduated from Liberty University with a B.S. in Business Management and is currently working on his Masters in Divinity at Southwestern Seminary, with a focus in church planting.
JJ has served in ministry since 2013 as both a student pastor and lead pastor. Originally from Seattle, JJ met his wife Kayla at Liberty, where he played baseball and she was a cheerleader. They have been married since 2013 and have a son named Hudson. JJ is a big movie buff, love sports, enjoys roach coach (food trucks), and has a big passion for fitness.