Our Pastor

Jeff and Evie Birch - Spruce Creek Presbyterian Church Port Orange (1 of 1)

Pastor Jeff was born in Brooklyn, NY, and later moved to the Philadelphia area. Just prior to completing high school God grabbed a hold of Jeff through the ministry of Young Life. The ministry of Young Life gave Jeff his first opportunity to develop a passion in the areas of evangelism, discipleship and relational ministry.

After receiving his undergraduate degree from West Chester University Jeff served for two years on staff with Young Life in Virginia Beach, VA. While in Virginia Beach, Jeff began to explore God’s direction for future ministry. He went to Westminster Theological Seminary in Philadelphia graduating with a Masters of Divinity degree.

Jeff came to Spruce Creek in January 2003 after serving in churches in Philadelphia and Oklahoma City. Prior to coming to Spruce Creek, Jeff served as a Pastor, Associate Pastor and church planter. Jeff’s greatest passion is to proclaim the gospel of grace and to see the gospel set people free.

Jeff has been married for 27 years to his wonderful wife Evie (m. June 1988) and they have one adult son Joel (b. Oct. 1989). Besides spending time with his family, Jeff loves to read, play golf (or at least play at golf) and enjoy various sports (especially his beloved NY Yankees).

If you haven't already, watch Pastor Jeff's welcome message.