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As pastor of the Lutheran Church of Honolulu, Jeff Lilley proclaims Christ and serves this congregation.
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Pastor Jeff Lilley greeting a member of the congregation after worship.
My idea of a perfect day is... spending time outdoors with my wonderful spouse Jean and my kids.
My biggest challenge is... balancing work and family time.
My biggest pet peeve is... pettiness.
My life verse is... “Do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your minds, so that you may discern what is the will of God—what is good and acceptable and perfect.” Romans 12:2.
My last meal would be... ahi (rare), filet mignon (rare), steamed asparagus, pineapple gelato.
My worst habit is... eating too much.
I am happiest... when sharing meaningful time with family and friends.
My favorite Bible character is... Job. He has a wonderful complexity and faith.
The best advice I could give a 20 year old is... do not wait until you are rich enough, settled enough, faithful enough, strong enough, smart enough, or prepared enough. Live life fully, joyfully, faithfully and richly right now. But most of all, fall in love with life, and live your life with love.
My guilty pleasure is... I never feel guilty about pleasures.
The one thing I want to make sure people know about LCH is... LCH is a rare church where everyone is truly welcome—gay, straight, conservative, liberal, lost, brilliant, seeking, assured, helpless, and hopeful. The Gospel of Jesus Christ is here, and in this place we gather for worship, mutual consolation, and to be sent out to serve God's world.
Pastor Jeff Lilley grew up in Arizona and California. He met his wonderful spouse Jean at Texas Lutheran College, and they were married immediately following her graduation. A graduate of Pacific Lutheran Theological Seminary in Berkeley, California, he served his first parish in the rural community of Athol, KS. He then served Good Shepherd Lutheran in Lawrence, KS, for 12 years, and is delighted to have begun his ministry at Lutheran Church of Honolulu in 2007. He delights in worship, study of scripture and theology, and especially enjoys spirited debate on most any subject. He plays several instruments but enjoys guitar and mandolin for everyday play.
Pastor Jeff’s passions outside of church include time with family, sailing, old VWs, playing music, and more sailing.
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