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Jon Palmer

Jon Palmer

Campus Pastor314.375.1112

Faith Story

I was blessed to be born into a home that loved Jesus. I remember my parents faithfully teaching me to pray and be in God’s Word regularly. My formative years were spent with an extended family and community who loved, discipled, and challenged me. As I grew older, there were times when I ran from Jesus, but He was faithful and provided moments and people to remind me that He was the most important and the only thing in this life that lasts.

I met my amazing wife, Lani, in college and we were married in 2004. God has blessed us with 6 kids (yep, you read that right) Evan, Haven, Gracen, Noryn, Ronin, and Meilyn. Being a husband, father, and pastor has taught me so much about God’s love for us and how much I need Him every day.

I joined the Faith staff in 2008 and became the Columbia Campus Pastor in 2014. I am blessed to be surrounded by a team of people who love Jesus. Each day, they seek creative ways to disciple others and share the Gospel with those who don’t know Jesus.


Hope for Faith - Columbia

My hope for Faith - Columbia is that together we would walk as disciples of Jesus, discovering our unique gifts and abilities, and using them to give God praise and share the Gospel in our homes, workplaces, and everywhere we go.