Jeff Boettcher is the founding and lead pastor of Christ Church South Philadelphia. He has a passion for helping people connect the good news of Jesus Christ to the everyday stuff of their lives. He serves as the main preacher at Christ Church and leads in implementing our mission and vision. Pastor Jeff also serves as the team chaplain for the Philadelphia Phillies and is a leader in several church planting collaborates in Philadelphia and the Northeast Region. He lives on Dickinson Street with his wife Angie, their three children and their dog, Brian Dawkins.
Pastor in TrainingSteve Crowell is a pastor in training preparing to be a bi-vocational pastor at Christ Church. He works full time as an electrical engineer. Drawing on his engineering background, Steve helps the leadership team pay careful attention to detail and think through implications and implementation of ministry initiatives. He serves specifically by overseeing Christ Church Kids. He lives on South Lawrence with his wife Megan, their two sons and two foster children.
Pastor in TrainingMatt Slingerland is a pastor in training preparing to be a bi-vocational pastor at Christ Church. He is a gifted teacher and helps sharpen our teaching ministry at Christ Church. He also serves as a small group leader and provides valuable leadership insight from his on the ground experience. He lives on Front Street with his wife Jessica, 3 children and his dog Charlie.
Deacon of Christ Church KidsMegan serves our children by training and scheduling our Christ Church Kid’s volunteers, overseeing the implementation of our curriculum, and administering our child safety policies and procedures. She also helps us to serve the orphaned children in our city through overseeing our orphan care clothes closet and holding regular orphan care awareness meetings and other initiatives. Megan is passionate about seeing children come to know Jesus and we are blessed to have her helping us invest in the next generation.
Director of Church Operations (Pastoral Intern)Joe Catoe works part time as our Director of Church Operations where he leads in helping us implement and execute our church’s mission. In his other job, Joe is a Regional Sales Consultant. He is a gifted leader and visionary who has a passion to see Jesus worshipped in our city. He lives on 5th and Greenwich street with his wife Kristen and their two children.
Christ Church Youth (Pastoral Intern )
Caleb is a gifted teacher and his wife Jessie a gifted administrator, so together they make a great team that connects with our youth and reaches them with the love of Christ. They lead our youth group on the First and Third Friday of every month, as well as, a mid week Bible study. Caleb and Jessie live on Moore street with their son.
Deacon of Recovery Ministry
John serves by leading our recovery ministry, Transformation to Recovery (www.transformationtorecovery.com). TTR is a faith based recovery community center that seeks to bring the light of Jesus into the darkness of addiction. Through this ministry we offer services for those in addictions, such as, detox and rehab placement, life skills, GED classes, recovery meetings and a discipleship house. TTR also provides education and support through workshops and leadership training for local churches and community organizations. John is passionate about this ministry and we are grateful for his strategic leadership.
Deacon of Finances
Steve serves by helping church leadership steward our resources. He has years of business experience and uses his expertise to help us employ best practices and policies so that we might maximize our monies for our mission.
Event Logistics Support
Church Supply Coordinator