Leadership Team


Jeremy DeWeerdt

Senior Pastor

Jeremy DeWeerdt serves as the Senior Pastor of Rockford First, a church that is focused on three simple priorities: Loving God, Loving People, and Loving Life! Jeremy, along with his wife, Jen, accepted the Lead Pastor position in April of 2007, after having been on staff at Rockford First for more than 16 years in the role of Student Ministries Pastor and Director/Founder of the post-high school ministry, Rockford Master‘s Commission.

Jeremy also founded ”Earthbeat“ in 1993, a non-profit organization that partners with government organizations, park districts, youth initiative groups, and corporations to encourage youth and young adults to give back to their communities through volunteerism.

Jeremy and Jen have been married since 1995 and have three sons, Caden, Connor & Paxton.