Jeffrey Edward Gipe
Jeff and his wife Teresa grew up in northern California. They met just after high school in 1977, fell in love and married in 1978. Neither one was walking with the Lord. They moved to southern California and started attending Calvary Chapel Costa Mesa, where they were both born again in 1991. They have been married for 34 years.
Both Jeff and Teresa’s born again experience was life changing. Jeff was a local business man who owned and operated his own company for many years. He went from being motived by money to being motivated by the love of Jesus Christ! After a life-changing trip to Israel in 1992 with Pastor Chuck Smith, the Lord opened a door for him to attend the School of Ministry program at Calvary Chapel Costa Mesa. For five years following his graduation from the SOM in 1994, he taught two home Bible studies, served as a high school counselor, and was the surf coach for Calvary Chapel High School.
In 2003 Jeff was asked to serve over the college and career ministry at Calvary Chapel Costa Mesa, which he did for two years as a lay pastor. During those two years the Lord began to prepare him to plant a church in Newport Beach, where he has been serving as the lead pastor of Newport Coast Lighthouse since 2005.