Our Pastor

Pastor Jeff Pagel

Pastor Jeff has been at Sunnyside First Baptist since September 2018. Prior to this he enjoyed a 30 year sales and marketing career in Medical Sales. People often ask why I would want to change callings this far into life. I have to tell them that everything that happened to me from when I got saved at 25 until today points me exactly where I'm supposed to be. I have been hired and fired. I have hired and fired people. I have grasped the reality of eternity without Jesus and it scares me to my knees. I want to spend the rest of my life using the sum total of my experiences and life lived to reach others for Jesus. It's all about him. It's all about The Cross and it's all about Grace. Jeff has been married to his wife Jill since 1986. They have twin boys and currently 3 grandchildren.