In 1992, soon after the collapse of the Soviet Union, a 20-year-old university freshman took a year off from his studies and moved to Ukraine to assist in the planting of a church. More than 25 years later, Jed Gourley still finds himself on the mission field, having also served in Kyrgyzstan and now in the nation of Georgia. With a wide range of ministry experience, from youth ministry to administrator to pastor, Jed has had the privilege of serving in various roles on some amazing church-planting teams.
Jed is married and has six children. He is the author of Distant Fields, a biography of his father-in-law, George Markey, with whom he served in both Ukraine and Kyrgyzstan. Jed has a master’s degree in diplomacy with an emphasis in conflict resolution, and is currently the pastor of a new church in Tbilisi, Georgia.