This is the personal blog of Jeremy Jernigan. Jeremy serves as the Lead Pastor of Abundant Life Church in Portland. He’s a second-generation preacher with a passion for discovering and communicating truth.

Jeremy is the author of two books and his latest, Redeeming Pleasure (Worthy Publishing), released in 2015. He also is an Adjunct Professor at Hope International University.

Jeremy has been married to Michelle for over a decade and they have five kids. Jeremy is a voracious reader and has a borderline obsession for the New York Yankees (each of his kids have a middle name from a Yankee player). This is an indication of his level of commitment as a fan, and how amazing his wife is!


  • BA in Ministry, Hope International University (Summa Cum Laude)
  • MA in Theology, Fuller Theological Seminary

The views expressed on this site are his own personal thoughts and musings and do not necessarily represent those of Abundant Life Church and its leadership. Much of what you read here will end up in a book or sermon at some point.

You can connect with Jeremy on social media on his Twitter, Facebook, or Instagram accounts. Please use the contact form below to get in touch with him about speaking or anything else.