Jeff Beisel

Maranatha Community Church, Ohio
Lead Church Planter
Pickerington Ohio
Maranatha Community Church
March 21

About My Family

My name is Jeff Beisel, and my wife's name is Jennifer. We were married July 25, 2004. We met at Disney World in Orlando, Fla. Jennifer was performing as Ariel in "The Little Mermaid" show, and I was Prince Eric. We have four little princesses of our own. Wren is our oldest at 11, Presley is 6, and Fallon, our youngest is now 3. Sadly, Hudson, our second-oldest girl, passed away at the age of 11 months from a rare and aggressive type of liver cancer on March 11, 2012.

Despite the tragedy we have suffered, our home is joyful and loving. I am honored to care for and lead my home, which is filled with beautiful, strong, funny and intelligent women. 

About My Church Plant

We moved to Pickerington, Ohio, in 2004, and I began serving as a youth director at a local church. After four and half years, we left that church and became members of Veritas Community Church were I served in many roles for the next seven years. While away, our hearts continued to bend toward the city of Pickerington. Eventually we began to investigate local churches there to discern whether we should plant a new church or serve at an existing church. After six months of prayer and honest conversations with other local pastors, we felt we were called to start a new church: Maranatha Community Church.

The Lord has been exceedingly gracious to us. We have seen lives transformed. People have been saved by God grace. We are baptizing people about every three months. It has been a glorious and wonderful adventure so far.

NAMB Church Planting

Demonstrated Christian character is essential for missionaries and chaplains to gain credibility and build community. A missionary is a person who, in response to God's call and gifting, leaves his or her comfort zone and crosses cultural, geographic or other barriers to proclaim the gospel and live out a Christian witness in obedience to the Great Commission. The North American Mission Board supports missionaries serving across the United States, Canada and their territories. Churches are the missionary incubators and sending centers for missionaries through the Southern Baptist Convention. Missionaries serve in a variety of settings and face tremendous challenges. But the rewards are tremendous and life-changing. Missionaries have the privilege to represent their church and their Father in sharing the gospel as the primary focus of their activity. If you are interested in pursuing next steps as a potential missionary or chaplain from your church, explore the possibilities at namb.net/send-me.

Pray

Please pray for strength, wisdom and discernment as we continue to follow Jesus while He builds His church. Please pray that Jen and I find good rhythms of life for rest and work. Our girls love the church, and we pray that it stays that way. This type of work calls for certain sacrifices from the entire family. Please also join us in this.

Participate

If you desire to help financially, you can visit our website at MaranathaOhio.com. If you have friends or family in our area, and you think we might be able to serve them, please connect us. We look forward to serving the Lord in as many ways as He allows. So if you have a ministry team who would like to visit and help us in some form of evangelism to our city, I'd love to talk about that with you. (jeff.beisel@maranathaohio.com)
Many missionaries build a team to join their ministry in prayer, participation, and provision. These friends, family and churches support missionaries beyond the tithes and offerings given within the church plant. Visit sendnetwork.com/PlanterFunding for NAMB's policy on providing for church plants.
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