Jeff and his wife Jen met in Orlando, Florida and have since put down roots in Jen’s hometown of Pickerington, Ohio. Jeff has been passionately serving in church ministry for over a decade. In 2008, he began processing his desire to plant a church in the Pickerington area. During this time, Jeff began to serve faithfully under the leadership of Veritas Community Church. After years of prayer and preparation, God opened a door for Jeff to plant and lead Maranatha Community Church. Jeff is most passionate about the proclamation of the Word, evangelism, raising up leaders, equipping the saints, and practicing hospitality.
Jeff and Jen have been blessed with four girls and have loved getting to raise their family within the church community.
Hannah and her husband Kevin were a part of Maranatha’s core planting team. They met in college, at The Ohio State University, while leading Young Life at Pickerington High School North. Through this parachurch ministry, they gained a heart for the community of Pickerington. Before planting Maranatha, Hannah and Kevin were actively involved in Veritas Community Church. This church played a significant role in their understanding of church community, biblical teaching, and leadership.
Since graduating college, Hannah has spent time studying biblical counseling and is passionate about Bible literacy, women’s ministry, discipleship, and writing. Hannah and Kevin have enjoyed leading a community group—working to foster healthy relationships that equip individuals and build up the body of Christ.