Jennifer Howes

Women's Pastor

I grew up in Coral Gables, Florida, where my dad served as a Minister in a large church. I LOVED everything about church. One Sunday when I was nine years old while singing “I Surrender All”, my heart started beating so rapidly and I walked the aisle to accept Christ as my Lord and Savior. In high school during a similar Sunday service, I surrendered once again but this time to full time ministry. I had no idea where God would lead me, but I knew He was calling me to serve Him.

While attending Samford University, I met an upperclassman in my sorority that began to spend time discipling me. She taught me to share my faith, dive deeper into God’s word, and truly modeled for me what it meant to pour my life into someone else. I caught the fever for making and multiplying disciples, and my life has been devoted to it ever since.  

The best part of my story is meeting Jonathan in 1993, who was committed to the exact same thing! God brought us together and my dreams came true when God’s call on my life included such an incredible husband! We married in 1995 and have been doing life and ministry together for 25 years and counting. The Lord has blessed us with 3 wonderful children, Joelan, Julia, and Jessie.  

I believe with all of my heart that God had Graystone Church in mind when he called me to ministry in 1987. I love being a part of this church family.

When I am not at home or church, you can find me on the tennis court, walking the neighborhood or a couple times a year, plopped down at the beach, reading a novel.