Pastor Isaiah Jesch


Isaiah Jesch was born and raised in the small town of Conway Springs, Kansas. He moved to Springfield, MO in preparation to attend college. It was at Central Bible College (CBC) that Isaiah met and fell in love with Melia McDonald. They were married in between their Sophomore and Junior years.  While engaged (just a few months before their wedding), they began serving at Evangel Temple as the Children's Pastors. In 2013, Isaiah graduated Summa Cum Laude with a B.A in Pastoral Ministry and an A.A. in Bible. 

Isaiah is passionate about theology, and particularly loves preaching and teaching in the local church. While at CBC, God opened an opportunity for Isaiah to work in the Information Technology field. He spent 7 and a half years as an IT Professional while doing ministry bi-vocationally. He worked in the IT departments at Central Bible College, the General Council of the Assemblies of God, and Evangel University before coming on full-time as the Associate Pastor of Teaching and Spiritual Formation at Evangel Temple in 2017. 

Isaiah's portfolio at Evangel Temple draws upon his professional experience in the workplace as well as his theological passion and training. Isaiah oversees the Adult Christian Education programs, Small Groups, Membership process, Men's Ministries, Sunday Evening Prayer Services, and teaches a Midweek Bible Study every Wednesday night along with working each Sunday with our Family Ministry programs alongside his wife, Melia. Additionally, Isaiah manages all of the Information Technology infrastructure, the website, oversees Risk Management for the church, and all the church media teams and projects.

Isaiah's hobbies (outside of theological studies) include playing chess, working with computers, writing, a good cup of hot tea and (above all else) spending time with his family. Pastor Isaiah and Melia are blessed to have one son and one daughter who bring great joy and excitement into their home.

To contact Isaiah, please use the form at the bottom of this page or call our church office at 417-883-0676.