Hi, my name is Jay Gjurgevich, and I have the privilege of serving GPBC as the Lead Pastor. My wife, Katie, and I are originally from Arizona and are living in the PNW for the first time in our lives. Previous to GPBC, I have served in a variety of pastoral roles at churches in Texas and Arizona.
One of my great passions in ministry is partnering with Jesus to see spiritual transformation happen in the lives of people through the gospel. Although I grew up in the church, I didn’t really begin to follow Jesus until later in my life, so I have compassion for people who are struggling with understanding what it means to have a true identity in Jesus and to really live in the freedom that He gives us. I am grateful for the opportunities that I have at GPBC to see that happen as we follow Jesus together!
Katie and I are blessed with four wonderful kids, Kylie, Brooklyn, Peyton, and Lincoln. They keep our lives and our schedules full, but, when I do have free time, I like reading, hiking, traveling, sports, and I am a novice saltwater aquarist.
Jay is a member of our preaching team. If you would like to check out his latest sermon, click below: