Rev. Jeffrey Still grew up in on a ranch in rural, western Colorado, and came to faith in his early Twenties through the ministry of friends at Pacific Crossroads Church in Los Angeles. Crossroads is a church plant of Tim Keller's Redeemer Church in NYC, and has a similar commitment to the Gospel, strong teaching, mercy ministry, and the arts. As a new Christian, Jeff was very challenged and shaped by these values. He wanted to learn all he could about his faith and live it out authentically. Soon, he found himself getting very involved at the church, leading community groups and mercy ministry projects.
Eventually, his passion (along with encouragement from friends and pastors) led him to explore seminary studies at nearby Fuller. He then felt such a strong calling to go deeper into study of the Bible and ministry service that he quit his day job to attend Fuller full-time. He then came on staff at Crossroads as a pastoral intern – and later transferred to Grace Pasadena (another Redeemer plant).
At Fuller, Jeff discovered the rich history of Christian faith and practice, and became very interested in more traditional expressions of Christian worship and prayer. After a few years of exploration, he was surprised by a call to the Anglican Church in 2014 (which he followed with the encouragement of his Presbyterian mentors). He then was invited to assist the planting pastors of Gold Line Church, a new, missional Anglican church in Highland Park, Los Angeles. Their vision was to unite the old and new residents of their rapidly-gentrifying neighborhood through the gospel. After two years at Gold Line, Jeff was called to be the head pastor of St. John's.
Jeff met his wife, Christina, while they were both studying at Fuller seminary (she was getting her PHD in pediatric psychology and he was getting his MDiv). Christina is now a pediatric neuropsychologist. Their son Emmett will turn 2 years old this fall and loves trucks. Jeff loves exploring the city with Christina and Emmett, studying biblical languages, and playing the banjo.