Jeff Wilson


Jeff Wilson

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Pastor Wilson graduated from the Lutheran Theological Seminary at Philadelphia (now the United Lutheran Seminary) in 2002 with a Masters of Divinity. Prior to attending seminary, he earned a B.B.A. degree in Computer Information Systems from Stephen F. Austin State University in Nacogdoches, TX and subsequently worked as a computer programmer in Houston for six years.

Pastor Wilson began his ministry at Redeemer Lutheran Church, McLean, VA, in June 2002 where he served as associate pastor.

Pastor Wilson accepted a call to serve as Senior Pastor at Bethel Lutheran Church, Manassas, VA, in December 2007. During his time at Bethel, he has served with the Greater Prince William Food Council, served two terms as dean of the Fairfax Conference, held the at-large seat on Synod Council, and has received training as an ELCA Level 1 coach. Additionally, Pastor Wilson enrolled in a five-year doctoral program through Luther Seminary, St. Paul, MN, in 2012 focusing on Congregational Mission and Leadership. He successfully defended his thesis that explored the possibility of diversity within congregations while maintaining unity. He graduated from that program in May 2017.

Pastor Wilson lives with his wife, Vicki, in Nokesville, VA. They have one adult daughter, Caroline, and several animals they enjoy (1 dog, 3 cats, 17 chickens, and about 40,000 Italian honey bees). Additionally, he enjoys music, reading, gardening, cooking, and projects around their home.