Pastor Jedidiah Cary and his wife Joella came to serve at Paw Paw Bible Church on October 15, 2017. Originally they are from Sequim, Washington, where they loved to explore God’s creation through hiking, biking and backpacking. Jed also liked to rock climb and Joella liked working in her garden every chance she could get. They served in a small church there, with Jed as the assistant pastor for 9 years.
Then Jed felt called to continue his education at Moody Bible Institute and they arrived in Chicago in January of 2015. In 2017, as a senior in the Pastoral Studies program, Jed started looking for opportunities to preach. He heard through a fellow Moody student that Paw Paw Bible Church needed someone to pulpit supply while they were looking for a pastor. So, for three Sundays in April and early May, they made the hour and a half drive to Paw Paw. By the third Sunday, they felt like God was leading them to submit a resume for the pastoral call committee’s consideration.
To make a long story short, God did open the doors for them to come to Paw Paw Bible Church. Currently, Jed has completed his education at Moody Bible Institute with a Masters in Pastoral Studies. As the pastor of Paw Paw Bible Church, his focus right now is investing time in getting to know the people within the church so that he can better shepherd them.