Jake's church

Grace Community Church
New Canaan Connecticut , 06840
(203) 966-7600

About Jake
  • Education: I attended Gordon College and got a BA of Arts with a major in Youth Ministry and a minor in Biblical and Theological Studies.
  • Experience: I served as the Youth Pastor at First Congregational Church in Essex, MA for six years. I am now the Youth Pastor at Grace Community Church in New Canaan, CT
  • Comment to those looking at my sermons: May God speak through these into your hearts! The words came from Him to begin with and He will hopefully continue to use them.
  • Sermon or series that made a difference: The biggest difference in myself was when I preached from Ezekiel 37 and talked about complacency and coming alive. I was really touched by that passage and convicted. For others, probably my sermon on worship from Romans 12 about why we come to worship on a Sunday morning.
  • One of my favorite illustrations: Stories from my own life and childhood.
  • Family: I was married in August of 2005 to my wife Melissa. She is an artist whose work can be seen on
  • What my parents think of my sermons: They like them and are proud of me.
  • What my spouse (really) thinks of my sermons: She is extra critical because she cares so much. Over all though she likes them.
  • Best advice given to me about preaching: Write a manuscript!!!
  • Books that have had an impact: Anything written by Rob Bell! Anything written by Mike Yaconelli. Emerging Church and Emerging Worship by Dan Kimball. The Purpose Driven Life by Rick Warren. Be Intolerant by Ryan Dobson. Red Moon Rising by Pete Greig. Biblical Preaching by Haddin Robinson. Don’t Waste Your Life by John Piper. How to Read the Bible For All It’s Worth by Gordon Fee and Doug Stuart.
  • Hobbies: I like playing sports, especially baseball and football. Playing video games is my main chill time. I also love playing and listening to music, reading, hiking, and cooking (yes cooking).
  • If I could Preach one more time, I would say...: Quit slacking and sitting in complacency and live out your faith!!!
  • Something funny that happened while preaching: A while ago when I was preaching my sermon entitled "Jumping in the Midst of Storms" I jumbled my words and said something along these lines: "Suicide is at an ultimate hoe among little people." I meant to say, "Suicide is at an all time high among young people." My group got a great laugh at that.
  • What I want on my tombstone: Jake Kircher was going to be buried here but Jesus came back...
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