Jeff has been the lead pastor of First Baptist Church since 2008, but prior to God leading him to FBC he spent 14 years as a missionary to the country of Albania. While in Albania, God gave him more than just a growing ministry, but a growing family. In 1993 Jeff married his wife, Erla, in her home town of Tirana, Albania. They now have two daughters, Marisa and Milena. Jeff has, and always will have a passion to see the gospel reach those who have yet to hear. So whether it’s in a foreign country or a local church, Jeff will cast vision through preaching, teaching and training to develop people into fully equipped followers of Christ. Jeff has most recently taken up cycling and can still remember a time when he was decent at golf, but still enjoys playing. You can follow Jeff on Twitter, @jeffbartell or check out his blog, JeffBartell.net.