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Pastor Jesse Gistand

Pastor Jesse Gistand

“Who hath believed our report? And to whom is the arm of the LORD revealed?” Isaiah 53:1


Jesse Gistand is Senior Pastor of Grace Bible Church of Hayward, CA: a growing Christ centered Evangelical Church with a modest Baptist Distinctive.

Widely known as Pastor Jesse, he is a native of Northern California, born and raised in the Bay Area. He has been happily married to his wife Barbara for 35 years, and they are blessed with eight children and seven grandchildren.

With a modest education, Pastor Jesse graduated from Oakland High School and went on to study physical therapy in college. While studying, he received the call to gospel ministry and changed course to pursue studies in Theology under the tutelage of several influential pastors and scholars.

Pastor Jesse is a conference speaker, biblical teacher, and counselor. He is also the host of “Way of Grace”, the pulpit ministry of Grace Bible Church, which airs weekdays at noon on KFAX AM 1100. He can also be heard Mondays at 5:00 PM on the KFAX AM 1100 live talk show “Life Line” engaging with callers and addressing life’s issues from a biblical perspective.

Pastor Jesse's emphasis for Grace Bible Church is threefold:

Sound Doctrine, Fervent Charity, and Zealous Evangelism.