New Pastor

Lead Pastor

First Baptist Church of Jackson Minnesota is currently searching for a lead pastor to shepherd the flock to minister the area with a discipleship ministry.

Thor Kurtz

Youth and Family Pastor, Thor Kurtz

My walk with the Lord started at the age of 10 when I entered into a personal, loving relationship with Jesus Christ my Lord and Savior. As I grew in His word throughout high school, it wasn't until I had experienced a life changing moment during my 20's that caused me to set my complete focus on how God was calling me to serve. As my walk grew closer with God he began to reveal his desires for my life, leading me to serve and lead in multiple roles at church. During this time, I met my wife Hannah and together we began to pray about how God would use us to grow his Kingdom. In the first year of our marriage I enrolled and was accepted into Crown College and began my degree in Psychology/Counseling with a minor in Christian Studies. A few short months later with much prayer, Hannah enrolled and was accepted into Crown in pursuit of a Masters in Christian Studies. In this moment in life we did not know where God would call us in the future, but knew this is where he was calling us to grow and prepare. As I completed my degree in July 2017, we began to pray and ask God where he wanted us to serve. It was during that time we saw God work in miraculous ways, responding with a call for us to serve at First Baptist Church in Jackson, Minnesota.

On April 21st, 2012 I was married to my wife Hannah and we have been blessed with three beautiful daughters.

My desire is to meet people where they are at in life and show them the love of Christ through caring and providing a listening ear. Moreover, my prayer is for all people to experience the freedom I have experienced in Christ only through a loving, personal relationship with Him.

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