Lead Church Planter: Josh Jean

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Josh is the founding pastor and lead church planter for Sojourn Beaumont. Josh earned his Masters of Divinity (M.Div) at The Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary in Houston, TX, and his Masters of Theology (Th.M) at The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in Louisville, KY. Josh has previously served as the College Student Minister at Westgate Memorial Baptist in Beaumont, TX, and as an Intern and as a Church Planting Resident for Sojourn Community Church in Louisville, KY. He is married to his wife Esther and they are expecting their first son this April.

Launching Elder: Jeremy Linneman


Jeremy currently serves as the Executive Pastor for Sojourn Community Church’s East Campus in Louisville, KY. Jeremy served as the primary supervisor for Josh’s internship with Sojourn and residency with Sojourn. Jeremy’s primary role with Sojourn Beaumont is to provide wisdom and accountability in overseeing leadership, finances, and pastoral coaching.

Launching Elder: Steve Jean

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In addition to being Josh’s Father, Steve currently serves as the Student Pastor for Westgate Memorial Baptist Church in Beaumont. Steve has been in ministry in Southeast Texas for over 30 years and understands the nature of church ministry in the area well. In addition to pastoral accountability, Steve also provides helpful ‘on the ground’ insight as one who has lived and breathed the culture of Beaumont.