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Pastor Jerett Olson

Pastor Jerett Olson was born and raised in San Jose, CA. He has been married to his beautiful wife, Annette, for 15 years. They lovingly encourage and support each other in their faith, ministry, and life as they follow after Jesus. Their two-year-old son Joshua is one of their greatest blessings in life. They enjoy spending time with people, exploring the outdoors, and reading. Their greatest joy is knowing Jesus Christ as their Lord and Savior. 


Jerett graduated from CSU Stanislaus in 2010 with a BA in Communication Studies and graduated from Western Seminary in 2017 with a Master’s in Ministry and Leadership. He has 15 years of ministry experience. For the last six years he has been the associate pastor and board member of Berryessa Valley Church in San Jose, CA. He has served in all areas of ministry: ushering, hospitality, children, junior high, high school, college, adult, church board, and preaching. 


His philosophy of ministry is for people to be transformed by the Gospel of Jesus Christ and become disciples of Jesus Christ, who love God, love others, and share the gospel. His greatest desire is to serve God wherever God leads him. One of his favorite Bible verses is 1 Peter 3:15 “Sanctify Christ as Lord in your hearts, always being ready to make a defense to everyone who asks you to give an account for the hope that is in you, yet with gentleness and reverence.”


Jerett also has 14 years of business management experience. For the last eight years he was a driving instructor, operator, and co-owner of Olson’s Silicon Valley Driving School, which has developed his discipleship and leadership skills. He enjoyed helping develop students to become successful and safe drivers on the road. 


Jerett looks forward to getting to know and ministering to the people at New Hope Baptist Church and the community of Dexter, ME. 


New Hope Baptist Church is in close fellowship with Conservative Baptist and MissionNorthEast.

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