First Christian Church (Disciples of Christ)

829 Railroad Avenue • Santa Paula, CA • 93060 • 805-351-5501  •  Sunday Worship 10am

Rev. Jenny Crosswhite

 

Vision for Ministry

 

I have a vision of a church

where the people walk in the Spirit

I have a vision of a church

where Christ's not dead

 

I have a vision of a church

where all people are welcome

I have a vision for a church

where love abounds

 

The world around is hurting

let the walls come tumbling down

that all might know they're loved

beyond a shadow of a doubt

 

I have a vision of a church

where prayer flows from the people

I have a vision of a church

where hearts are changed

 

I have a vision of a church

where the scripture's still alive

I have a vision of a church

where hope transforms

 

I have a vision, oh yes,

I have a vision...

 

Background

 

Pastor Jenny began her ministry at First Christian Church on February 1, 2012. She received her Master of Divinity from Louisville Presbyterian Theological Seminary in May 2011. At graduation, she received the “George and Jean Edwards Award in the Interpretation of Scripture to Christian Life” and the “Melanie Lane Preaching Award.” She also holds a dual major in Graphic Design and Spanish from Western Oregon University.

 

She was born and raised in First Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) of Hood River, OR -- the same church where she was ordained on September 15, 2012.

 

Before becoming an ordained minister, she worked as a graphic designer, a receptionist for a hair salon, a salesperson in a kite shop, an instructional assistant and English-Spanish interpreter, an after school program coordinator, and interim youth director.

 

One of her favorite scriptures:

 

"Seek the shalom of the city where I have sent you, and pray to the Lord on its behalf, for in its shalom, you will find your shalom."

-Jeremiah 29:7

I believe worship comes in many forms

and our faith requires us to take action