Who is the Pastor?
My name is Jeff Dyer. (Find me on Facebook or Twitter.) My wife Denise & I grew up in Dover and graduated from Caesar Rodney High School—and both came to faith in Jesus after high school. We’ve lived in Pittsburgh-PA, Pasadena-CA, and Gorham-ME. In 2000 we moved back to Dover. Since living here, we both felt called to start a new church, gathered some likeminded people to be a part of the process and started Deep Water.
How did you end up being a pastor?
If you knew me in high school, it will probably surprise you that I’m a pastor—it certainly surprised me! In college, Denise and I volunteered as much as we could in the churches in which we were involved. Since college, I’ve worked at a variety of churches (small, medium and large churches in two denominations) and with several parachurch organizations (Young Life, Youth for Christ) as we moved around while I was in school and working as a pastor. After working on staff at other churches, we branched out and started Deep Water.
I’m just checking the church out right now. Can I talk to you about the church sometime?
I LOVE hanging out with people (especially when there’s coffee and/or Indian food). So, contact me by phone/email, Facebook or Twitter, and come on in to discuss Deep Water, God and/or life! If you don’t feel like Deep Water is for you, I’d be happy to help you find a place that better fits you.
What’s the best job you’ve ever had?
Hands down, this one! I love this church and how it’s touching lives here in Dover. Although there are some things I may not want to do on any given day (not a fan of administrative tasks), I love what I do and can’t imagine doing anything else!
What’s the worst job you’ve ever had?
Cleaning up after bingo games!
What do you do for fun? Or when you have a day off?
Hangout with my wife & kids
Go down to Rehoboth during the summer and winter
Mountainbike in northern Delaware and Maryland
What have you read recently?
E=mc2: A Biography of the World’s Most Famous Equation (I love chemistry & physics…)
Guerrilla Lovers: Changing the World with Revolutionary Compassion
Any other hobbies?
Crossfit now that I’m retired from Powerlifting & Strongman Competitions
Hiking and Mountainbiking
Tinkering with my 1966 Mustang
Volunteering as a Wrestling Coach at Caesar Rodney High School