Jared Gilstrap

Gospel Hope Church, Georgia
Church Planting Team Member
Avondale Estates Georgia
Gospel Hope Church
May 19
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About My Family

I grew up in Athens, Ga., as the youngest of three siblings in a small town. I was familiar with church and the Christian idea of God, but I didn’t take Bible seriously until I went to high school. I decided to investigate it for myself, and it proved to be trustworthy time and time again.

I kept following Jesus as I walked through college at the University of Georgia, and my faith grew immensely. Through the experiences I was given there, I became convinced that the purpose of my life was to glorify the God of the Bible. I also met and began a relationship with my now wife, Bri, during that time. We married and moved to Atlanta, Ga., after I graduated October 9, 2021. Besides serving at Gospel Hope Church, I currently work as a freelance writer. Bri is a teacher in the public school system.

About My Church Plant

Our service at Gospel Hope is currently centered around discipling college students through a partnership with the SALT Network and cultivating our church’s Awana program.

NAMB Church Planting

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