On this episode, I interview Denny Cline and Senior Pastor Emily Tedrow. Emily tells us who Jesus Pursuit is and what they are about. Also, we discuss being the church out the walls of building and the importance of encountering the Love of God. Denny shares his heart to see a reformation in the body of Christ.
After Emily Tedrow had a radical encounter with the love of God at the age of 19 that completely changed her life, Emily has been running passionately after God ever since and taking as many people as she can along for the journey with her. Although she is known widely as a prophetic songbird, she is also one of God’s emerging leaders in the body of Christ. It’s Emily’s great passion to raise up disciples of Jesus and to empower the body of Christ to do the ministry of Jesus. Emily is the lead pastor of Jesus Pursuit Church in Albany Oregon where she’s been ministering for almost 20 years. More than all of the above, it’s Emily’s genuine love for God and for people that defines her worship and her ministry. Emily and her husband Justin and their 2 amazing daughters live in Albany, Oregon where they serve as pastors at Jesus Pursuit Church.
Denny Cline is the founding pastor of Jesus Pursuit Church and is known and loved for his simple, compassionate and yet extravagant approach to Kingdom life. He is a notorious “God-chaser” who has led Jesus Pursuit Church (formerly VCF Albany) in a bold direction that has birthed many developing ministries and produced a rich harvest of fathers, mothers and children filled with the zeal of the Lord. Jesus Pursuit Church, is an expanding resource church that emphasizes love, worship, and the presence of God along with the importance of all the saints participating in ministry. It is Denny’s dream to see thousands become carriers of God’s glory to their neighbors, work places and ultimately to the nations.
MISSION AND VALUES:
Jesus Pursuit Church is a local community of faith as well as a regional resource center dedicated to equipping the saints for the ministry of Jesus Christ. We exist to glorify Jesus and take His message and works of the kingdom of God to Albany, surrounding cities, the Northwest and the nations.
We are a community of faith that values Christ-likeness in committed, loving relationships that don’t give up on one another. We endeavor to keep the unity of the Spirit as we humbly extend ourselves to the poor, broken, and bound that need Christ regardless of their culture, race or background.
We value freedom and creativity endeavoring to help each other fulfill our destiny in Christ, while trusting God to grow us up into Him as we respect family and personal responsibility in our relationships with each other.
We long to know Jesus in friendship, power, and truth as we give priority to worship, prayer and His word, waiting upon Him to know His presence and to hear and obey His voice.
We long for more than a visitation of the Holy Spirit. We long to become a place of habitation where He can come and remain in our midst.
We are coming into an incredible new season. While there is still much that looks chaotic in the natural, God is on the move restoring people to Himself and one another. Everywhere around us there are testimonies of lives coming to Christ and broken relationships being reconciled.
We have been hearing from the Lord “The Key To Revival Is The Restoration Of Family”. With that in mind we have invited key people to speak, minister, and lead worship this year with our own team of people at Jesus Pursuit Church.
Podcast Music: "Going down to the River" by Sean Feucht - Keep this love Alive