Jeff Eckert
Teaching Pastor, Elder

Jeff has served as Teaching Pastor at Gracelife Beachside since the church re-launched in January of 2018. This is his second church plant - as he helped plant Gracelife Church in Deltona, Florida in 2015 with his good friend Tommy Clayton. http://www.gracelifeflorida.com/

Jeff has been married to his wife Lauren for 8 years - and they have 3 sons - Jeremiah (7), Jono (6), and Jude (4). Jeff attended the Master's Seminary in Sun Valley, California - where he has 2 earned masters degress - A Masters of Divinity (2010) and a Masters of Theology in New Testament (2013).

Jeff also is passionate about counseling and walking with people thru their pain and suffering. Jeff is certified with the Association of Biblical Counselors and he has served on the Board of Directors for Beholding & Becoming Counseling Services since 2015. http://www.beholdingandbecoming.com/

Favorite Verse: Jeff's "life verse" is Ephesians 3:8 - "God's grace was given to me to preach to unbelievers the unsearchable riches of Christ".

Favorite Quote:Holiness is nothing but the implanting, writing and living out the Gospel in our souls.” (John Owen)

You can catch Jeff every Sunday morning @10am in the "Gathering Place" at Beachside - speaking the hope of the Gospel into the everyday issues of life.

Jason Linkinhoker
Outreach Pastor, Elder in Training


Jason was licensed to preach in the fall of 2019 - and is currently in the eldership ordination process. He has completed Phases 1 & 2 of the 3 step process - and is on track to be ordained to the Gospel Ministry in the fall of 2020.




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