jarrin peeples - co-pastor/student minister
I have had the awesome opportunity of serving on staff at Grand Cane Baptist Church since May of 2009, after serving as a Baptist Student Ministry Intern at East Texas Baptist University. I was born and raised in Paris, Texas into an amazing family. I sensed God calling me to this journey of ministry in the summer of 2004. I began attending East Texas Baptist University in Marshall, Texas in the fall of 2005. I graduated in May of 2008 with a Bachelors of Arts in Psychology. In May of 2011, I completed a Masters in Religion of Liberty Baptist Theological Seminary. I also have post-graduate work in Human Services & Counseling. While at ETBU, I met the beautiful Rebecca Barnett who in July of 2010, became my wife. Becca is in full time graduate school pursuing her Master’s Degree in Speech & Language Pathology. We are expecting our first child, Ellisyn, in October 2016!! During our time at Grand Cane, we have learned so much about God, ministry, and people. As the Associate Pastor of Students & Families, I help lead the age-graded ministries of the church, as well as outreach to families in the community. I am an avid sports fan, especially the Texas Rangers! My hobbies include laughing with Becca, spending time with our family, commentating sports on the radio and diving into some sports history.
The Church in Grand Cane is a beautiful collection of sinners redeemed by a loving Creator Father. God is doing so many amazing things through the fellowship in Grand Cane and I humbly ask you to ask our Father if He is guiding you to be a part of it!