Pastor Jeremy Dente
It is with great satisfaction that I get to be able to serve and experience life with our FBC family!
I was born and raised in southern California. After graduating from Wilson High School in Hacienda Heights, CA, I got my first exposure to the Gold Country when I attended and played basketball at Columbia College in Sonora.
After moving back to southern California to finish my education, I graduated from Cal Poly Pomona in 2005 with a B.A. in Liberal Studies: Pre-Credential and immediately moved back up to the foothills.
While working several different jobs in the area, I sensed God calling my into the ministry, joined FBC Angels Camp in 2009 and started serving as the leader of the youth ministry.
In 2014, I was officially ordained into the pastorate at FBC, under the close guidance and teaching of Pastor Dave Kinney. Pastoring our youth and developing close relationships with young people and their families has served to be one of the most fulfilling aspects of my life - something I thank God for and look forward to where he continues to guide me in the ministry.
I have a 17 year-old son Kallen, who is a senior at Bret Harte HS, where he plays both basketball and golf. He is such an amazing young man and I'm so proud to be his dad!
I just recently married my best friend and partner in crime (I mean ministry!), Monica. And with her, I gained a beautiful step daughter - Jadyn (14), and an amazing step son - Mavrick (7). Our family resides in Angels Camp and we are so excited to see what God is going to do in and through us for the glory of His Kingdom.
I work full time for Scott's Distributing, a locally owned and operated business here in Angels camp. My passion, second only to pastoring, is officiating NCAA men's basketball at the Division I level. It allows me to stay closely connected to the game I love and affords me many opportunities to travel the country.
I am a devoted student of the Bible with a special interest in apologetics and look forward to attending seminary to attain my Masters. I love to spend time with friends and family, and am an avid golfer.
Thank you for your time and God bless you!!!
Pastor Jeremy Dente