On February 11, 2018 Jeremy Redman will be introduced to Capital West Christian Church as the Senior Minister candidate to lead our congregation. Many months of prayer have been partnered with a thorough search led by our search committee along with Slingshot group, then presented to our Elders and board. It is by their recommendation that Jeremy is presented to the congregation. Jeremy will be preaching both morning services on February 11.
Jeremy and Lucy Redman have felt the nudging of the Holy Spirit for a while now that something was on the horizon for their ministry. They have not always been certain about what that nudging was towards, but they are committed to being
obedient to Spirit’s calling. They believe that GOD is doing something special in the Capital West family, and they are so excited about partnering with her in her mission to love Jesus and be His representative in Jefferson City, Cole County,
Central Missouri and to the ends of the earth.
Jeremy and Lucy will celebrate 11 years of marriage on March 24 th . They have three beautiful and energetic children. Fender, is eight and he enjoys playing video games, reading Captain Underpants books, and making new friends.
Journey, who turns six on February 15 th loves to dance, color, and put on make up, but watch out! You never know when a cartwheel is coming. Tele (pronounced Tell-E) just turned two and she is the most energetic of the bunch.
She has a deep passion for Elmo and Frosty, and always wants to eat what’s on someone else’s plate. They all enjoy playing sports and being active together as a family.
In 2002, Jeremy graduated from Southern Illinois University in Carbondale, with a Bachelor’s in Music. He taught at Salem Community High School in Salem, IL from 2002-2007. In 2007, two months after marrying Lucy, Jeremy was invited to
become the High School Pastor at Central Christian Church in Mt. Vernon, IL, a dynamic church seeing 2000 attendees each weekend. Jeremy would serve in that capacity for the next 5+ years. During that time, the ministry more than
tripled in size and became a dynamic culture for worship and outreach that influenced the community.
In 2013 he transitioned in to adult ministries at Central and took on the role of Connections Pastor where he focused on new members and integration into the church. He oversaw Guest Services, advised the small groups ministry and
established a church-wide service day that organized over 500 church members to serve the community in various capacities on a single day.
For the past three years he has been serving as the Teaching Pastor for Central. In this role he has had the rare privilege to preach and lead worship in every area of the church from elementary students, to teaching Senior Sunday School classes. Whether it be preaching in the pulpit or hanging out with children and students, Jeremy has a heart for people to hear GOD’s Word in a challenging and creative way that changes their hearts and provides practical application for their daily lives. He has a passion for the Scriptures and believes strongly in the power of honest prayer. His relaxed and engaging approach draws the congregation in and transforms them from an audience to a family. As a musician, music and creative arts in worship are a high priority and often
permeate his sermons (and every other aspect of his life).
Lucy is a pre-school owner and director that loves to pour into children and their families. Lucy is a gifted teacher and is at her best when she is loving on kiddos. She enjoys connecting with other women and making others feel welcome.
Whether it be going out for a latte or being in a Bible study, Lucy recharges her battery laughing, crying, encouraging, and spending time with like-minded ladies. In summary, the Redman’s are a close family that are excited about joining this
family. After 11 years in ministry they are enthusiastic about what the next few decades hold in store. They are team players and eager to partner with Capital West to provide encouragement to Jeff City and assist in bringing a message of hope to a world so desperately in need.