Jeff Young

Executive Pastor

About Jeff Young

Jeff Young is a self-motivated team-builder and adept problem solver with over 30 years of pastoral leadership. His favorite leadership axiom is: "Trust and truth-telling are inseparably linked, but trust is the highest value in leadership."

He is passionate about creating a work environment that includes a clear vision path, synergy and ministry alignment while not micromanaging teams and leaders.


Jeff graduated from Baylor University in Waco with a BBA in Marketing. He then received his master's degree in Christian Education from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary.

Ministry Highlights

Jeff has served at many great churches through the years. His first role in ministry was as Executive Pastor at North Ft. Worth Baptist Church, where he was ordained in 1989. He then served as Minister of Education at Spring Hill Baptist Church in Mobile, Alabama (1993-1995). His next ministry role was as Minister to Married Adults at First Baptist Church, in Norfolk, Virginia (1995-1997).

From 1997 - 2004, he served as Executive Pastor at North Richland Hills Baptist Church in the Dallas / Ft. Worth Metroplex and then at Cross Church in Springdale, Arkansas as Executive Pastor alongside Dr. Ronnie Floyd. (2004-2008)

As Minister of Spiritual Development at Prestonwood Baptist Church in Plano, Texas (2008-2020), Jeff led the Global Spiritual Development Team which included Children, Student, and Adult Ministries. He helped design a creative, age-appropriate experience for children and students on the weekend where they could encounter Christ and develop their relationship with Him. Jeff also led the creation of a 6-session discipleship guide for adult believers, and directed the process of designing Adult Group curriculum, which was shared with churches across the country. One of his greatest accomplishments was the creation and implementation of Prestonwood's leader development strategy, which included brief monthly equipping videos and the annual Leadership Summit with 2000 volunteer leaders participating.