Pastor Jeff Raker

Lead Pastor
Jeff Raker Profile

Jeff is a graduate of the University of Cincinnati and Asbury Theological Seminary. He has been on staff in a local church since 1986, and has also served as Adjunct Professor at Winebrenner Seminary in Findlay, OH and Visiting Professor at Emmaus Biblical Seminary in Cap Haitien, Haiti.

Jeff’s “out of office” time is usually spent around a swimming pool as an official, attending multiple National championship meets each year and having the privilege of being 1 of 4 Starters in the U.S. on the FINA list, which makes Jeff eligible for international competitions.

Jeff has led or participated on over 30 short-term mission teams to: Haiti, Appalachia, Mexico, South Dakota, and Ukraine.

Jeff and his wife Stephanie have been married for 26 years and have three adult children: Kathryn, married to Brian; Caroline, and John. Their ministry as a couple centers around marriage retreats and workshops. Together Jeff and Stephanie enjoy camping (with a pop-up camper), traveling, reading, soaking up the sun and spending time with family. You’re likely to find Jeff at Countryside Y in the mornings playing raquetball, swimming or in the cardio room.