Jesse Kneeland

Basic: Jesus follower, husband of 15 years, father of 10, preacher, recovering geek, guitar playing worshiper, recreational drone pilot, Christmas light enthusiast, casual website designer, desiring the lost getting saved and the saved getting un-lost.

I believe the Bible is True: I rejected Christianity and the church for most of my early years. My coming back meant facing many of the serious arguments against the Bible and Christianity. The result of finding answers is a love for the Bible and a passion for keeping it real and personal, both on Sunday morning and any other day of the week. – 2 Timothy 3:16-17, 2 Peter 1:20
I believe in the church: God calls the church His body, His bride, and His gathered kingdom on earth. I love and believe in the local gathering of believers as a congregation, it is God’s design and even hell cannot overpower it. This is one main foundation of Hope & Bethesda and our Association, the AFLC. -Ephesians 5:23, Revelation 19:7, 1 Timothy 3:15
I believe in Marriage: My bride, Paula, and I have been married 15 years. That’s 15 awesome years of getting to experience the love of a God in a very tangible way. Marriage is bound up in God’s love. We can see this in how God parallels the love of a husband for his wife, with the love of Christ for the Church – Ephesians 5:22-33.
I believe in the Family: I believe children are a gift from God.  We have been blessed with 10 children. They range from the early teen years down to a little baby.  In our spare time, you can find us on our four wheelers, around the fire pit, enjoying the great outdoors or spending time together around a board game. – Psalm 127:3


  • Ordained Pastor
  • 4 year Seminary Grad. – AFLTS
  • 4 year Bachelor of Science in Ministry – UNWSP
  • 2 year Bible School Grad. – AFLBS
  • 7 year IT tech
  • 5 year youth ministry
  • Camp Counselor