Pastor Jeff Needleman
Jeff became a believer in 1989. Having come from a Jewish background, he had no preconceived notions about Christianity. Prior to following God’s quiet yet insistent call into full-time ministry, Jeff led worship at several churches with ever-expanding roles.
Jeff left the corporate Telecom world and returned to school, attending a private Christian University in Redding, CA, where he earned a Liberal Arts Degree; Magna Cum Laude. He worked his way through college as a Worship Pastor, as well as teaching music to private students and at a local private high school. Additionally he was head of the A/V department at Simpson Christian University where he developed and taught sound engineering classes and provided seminars at local churches.
After college, Jeff accepted a position at a local regional church as Worship & Associate Pastor where he began to formulate and develop a successful ministry model for reaching and teaching new and seasoned believers.
That model is based upon Jeff’s deep and abiding love for God and His people, and the firm belief in the priesthood of all believers. His ability to help and serve expresses itself in his desire to empower and motivate each member to use the gifts God has given them as they learn to love, grow and serve!
Jeff’s creative leadership in the private and corporate sectors, his highly rewarded business expertise and sales background, coupled with his pastoral, church-ministry and musical background provides him the experience and maturity that allows him the vision to lead, and to teach how to become solid Christians who love and honor God and each other.
Jeff and his wife Alice, both believe that each of us is affected by our past in both positive and negative ways, but when God’s forgiveness is accepted, we are washed clean of the negative mistakes and wrong choices we've made and are restored! Their vision is for PC3 to be a safe haven for those seeking a healthy and growing relationship with God, with themselves, and with others.
Jeff and Alice have three grown boys and one grandson. The oldest, Adam, his wife Becky and their son Max live in Napa, Ca. Noah lives in Nashville as he pursues a musical career in the secular and non-secular worlds, while the youngest, Jeremy lives in Los Angeles. Jeff loves spending time with his wife and kids, is most definitely a cat person, loves to share the Word of God, enjoys laughing and teasing his friends, & continues to play music at every opportunity.