Jared grew up in Southeast Alabama near Dothan. He came to Christ as a child through the faithful gospel influence of his parents. As a teenager, Jared sensed God’s call to serve the church in vocational ministry. He prepared for ministry by studying at the Baptist College of Florida (B.A. Biblical Studies) and serving on staff in local churches. Jared married his wife Natalie in May of 2014. They moved to Birmingham in 2015. While in Birmingham, Natalie studied at the UAB School of Optometry and Jared pursued his Master's degree while serving as a student pastor and later as a lead pastor.
Jared graduated with his MDiv degree this May from the New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary (Birmingham Extension). While studying at NOBTS, he met Pastor Deric who communicated the vision and direction of Tapestry Church and invited Jared to come and join the Tapestry team. Jared is excited to be apart of the Tapestry and looks forward to how God will work through our church!