Jake Potter – Student Ministries Intern
What I Do:
I help plan, organize, lead and facilitate youth programs, with particular attention to student worship. My goal is to invest in students, growing with them as disciples of Christ and seeing students step into the destiny and calling that the Lord has made for them, including helping students realize and grow in their individual gifting.
What I Love About Christ Fellowship:
One of the things that sticks out in my mind about Christ Fellowship is that it is a church of healthy community. I love how it is a church of transparency and solid biblical foundation. I also love how it is a church that not only teaches God’s grace but lives it out.
How I Ended Up at Christ Fellowship:
In 2015, I began to feel the Lord pushing me to begin seminary. I started the Masters of Theology program at Dallas Theological Seminary in the fall of 2015, and my family moved to McKinney right before I started. My family started coming to Christ Fellowship at the end of the year and joined in early 2016.
Before Christ Fellowship:
I graduated from high school at Allen High School in 2010, and later went on to have one year of college at Oral Roberts University before transferring to Dallas Baptist University where I graduated in 2014 with a B.S. in Christian Leadership. I then moved on to begin my ThM at Dallas Theological Seminary in 2015. Throughout school I served in student ministries and worship ministries at Four Corners Church and Genesis Church.
How I Met Jesus:
I was raised in a Christian family that was heavily involved in ministry, and I became a Christian and got baptized at a young age. However it was not until I was a teenager struggling with a hidden addiction that I truly realized my need for a savior and dedicated my life to following Jesus. In a youth camp worship service, I had a supernatural encounter with Jesus where, for the first time in my life, I realized that God loved me despite the sinful addiction I was dealing with in secret. I committed to following him, got help with my addiction, and felt the Lord calling me into ministry.
Favorite Bible Verse:
I have several, but here are a couple:
“But Christ shows his love for us in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us.” – Romans 5:8
“This is the word of the Lord to Zerubbabel: Not by might, nor by power, but by my Spirit, says the Lord of hosts.” – Zechariah 4:6
I am a really big nerd, so my hobbies include (but are not limited to):
-Comic Book Collecting (particularly Spiderman comics pre-1999)
-Anime & Manga (especially Neon Genesis Evangelion and Attack on Titan)
-Nintendo (Super Smash Bros, Legend of Zelda, etc)
-Music (worship, metalcore, post-rock, classical and more)
-Learning and studying Japanese culture and language
-Superhero movies and cartoons
Random Fun Fact:
I am the frontman/vocalist of a metalcore/worship band called Crucify The Flesh. Look us up if you’re into that.