Jesse and Kristi Bio

Pastor Jesse

Pastor Jesse Linstruth grew up in the Watertown area. He graduated from Jefferson Community with an Associate of Applied Science degree in Math/Science. Pastor Jesse has a passion for the lost and a mission to disciple the Body of Christ to be all that God has called them to be. When he was young, God put a passion in his heart to reach the world for Jesus Christ through missions and evangelism. He traveled on several mission trips with Teen Mania to Peru, Guatemala, Chile. While attending JCC, he went to the Philippines on several mission trips with Jimmy Maynor, a missionary evangelist who conducted healing crusades. After his experience on the mission field, Pastor Jesse decided to attend Victory Bible Institute in Tulsa, OK. At Bible school, he met his wife Kristi. He graduated in 2001 with a Biblical Studies degree. Pastor Jesse and his wife have been co-pastoring for eight years.

Pastor Kristi

Pastor Kristi Linstruth is originally from Pittsburg, KS, where she received a B.S.Ed. in Mathematics and an M.S. in Mathematics at Pittsburg State University. Pastor Kristi has a vision to encourage, empower, and equip women to fulfill their God-given purpose. When she was 17 yrs. old, she knew she had a call of God on her life to preach and teach the gospel. While in Pittsburg, she was active in her local church, serving as a youth pastor and altar worker. She also preached in her local church.

In 1998, Pastor Kristi wanted to grow in her study of the Word of God by attending Victory Bible Institute in Tulsa, OK. In 2000, she earned a Biblical Studies degree. During Bible school her passion for women, outreach, and evangelism grew. She conducted Women's Conferences with Abundant Rain Ministries across the state of Oklahoma. Pastor Kristi also traveled and led several mission trips to St. Petersburg, Russia, Mexico, and Italy. After Bible school, she volunteered in the missions school at Victory Christian Center. In 2001, she married Pastor Jesse.