Desperation Church's Pastor of Ministries & Business Administration
Jon is a Missouri transplant from the state of Texas. He graduated from Evangel University in Springfield, MO in 1991 with a degree in History and Secondary Education. After teaching school for a short time at an alternative school, he felt a calling to youth ministry. He has been in ministry since 1993 as a youth pastor, young adult pastor and associate pastor of several churches in Texas and here in Kansas City. The Petersen family has been attending Desperation Church since January, 2006 and Jon came on staff in July, 2008. He and his wife Stacey have two awesome kids, Ayanna and Jeriah. Stacey grew up in the Kansas City area and works for Southwest Airlines. Jon loves hanging out with his awesome family, cheering for the Minnesota Vikings and rocking out to 80's Christian hard rock group, Stryper.
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