"The Preacher sought to find delightful words and to write the words of truth correctly" (Eccl. 12:10).


John D. Telgren
Brief Background
(Full, detailed information, resume and materials available upon request)
Nebraska City, NE                                            john (at) epreacher (dot) org

Professional Profile
Nineteen years of ministry experience with a track record of spiritual and numerical church growth. Dedicated to the great commission, which involves a balance of keeping the faith and sharing the faith.  Earned M.A., B.A. and B.Min. degrees.  For possible speaking engagements, please contact by email.

Full Time Ministry Positions

Preacher, 06/15 - Present - Nebraska City Church of Christ
Full-time minister for church of 75 in Nebraska
Preacher, 9/01-05/15 - Leavenworth Church of Christ
Full-time minister for church of 100 in Kansas.  Ministry included Formation of Small Group Ministry, Leadership Training for Christ, evangelism training, formation of a church food pantry, and church participation in a newly formed homeless shelter.

Preacher, 7/96-7/00 - Brattleboro Church of Christ
Full time minister for a Vermont church. Congregation grew from 40 to 95. Helped develop an emerging leadership, children's ministry, evangelism, and a building program.

Part Time Ministry Positions

Preacher (Part Time), 10/00-9/01 - Alvord church of Christ
Preached and taught while a full-time graduate student working toward a Master's degree

Preacher (Part Time), 10/95-6/96 - Chinquapin church of Christ
Drove in on weekends to preach and teach while a Bible student

Preacher (Part Time), 3/94-8/95 - Williford church of Christ
Drove in on weekends to preach and teach while a Bible student


  • Food Pantry Ministry
  • Homeless Shelter
  • Small Group Ministry
  • Leadership Training for Christ
  • Visitation
  • Youth Ministry
  • New Christian Training
  • Radio Ministry
  • Family Dynamics Certified Facilitator
  • Worship Leadership Training
  • Song Leader
  • Evangelistic Campaigns
  • Education Director
  • Gospel Meetings
  • Newspaper Ministry
  • Internet Ministry/Webmaster
  • Military Evangelism (A.M.E.N. program) 


Certified Worship Leader, July, 2012
M.A., Old Testament, August, 2006, GPA 3.83
B.A., Bible, May 1996  Cum Laude, GPA: 3.40
B.Min., Bible and Ministry, December 1996  Cum Laude, GPA: 3.38
Preaching School Certificate, July 1995
Associate of Arts in Bible, May 1986
High School Diploma, May 1984

Work History

Substitute Teacher, 2008-2014
Flexographic Printer, 1992-93
Insurance Salesman, 1991-92
Sergeant, Avionics Technician, U.S. Air Force, 1987-1991


  • Baptized June 15, 1980
  • Married with Children
  • Like to write, do photography, read, play games, and do anything fun.