Our Pastor, Justin Schnackenberg, AKA – Pastor J or PJ, is a Jesus-following, mission-leading, church-serving, people-loving, Bible-preaching pastor. He’s grateful to be a nobody trying to tell everybody about Somebody. With Pastor Justin, it’s all about Jesus! With great passion, he has many years to life-giving Bible teaching.
Born in Montana in 1980, Justin grew up the son of a Pastor and later a single mom in North Dakota. After a rocky time in high school, he attained his GED and is now attending St. Paul Theological Seminary in Leawood KS.
Most importantly, Pastor Justin is a loving family man. In 2000, when Pastor Justin was a 19-year-old drug addict, he turned back to God, became drug free, and then met his wonderful wife and life partner Kyli. Pastor Justin and Kyli were married in August 2001, and during their years of being married they have been near divorce a couple times while experiencing all the ups and downs that a marriage can bring. Because as team they have experienced God’s grace and redemption first hand in powerful ways, they both have a heart for sharing, teaching, and advocating for those who struggle with life’s everyday struggles. They are both very passionate about God’s redeeming love. Especially when it comes to the struggles of drug addiction, parenting, battles with mental health in regards to depression, anxiety, and suicide, and the struggles of marriage. Both are always open to sharing their stories more intimately and helping anyone who struggles with life’s challenges.