About Me

R. Jeff Collene is the Senior Pastor of Cornerstone Community Church, President of Paraclete Ministries, Inc. and serves on other ministry executive boards.
Pastor Jeff and his wife Barbara have three adult children; Jason, Matthew, and Bess.
He has one book in print, The Unveiling: The Book of Sevens from Westbow Press (www.rjcollene.com).

He was called by God as a child that ultimately resulted in two and one half years in Catholic Preparatory Seminary. Following graduation education continued which included Johnson County Community College, service and training in the United States Army, Army military chaplaincy, completed education in electronics engineering after military service and finally receiving a Pastoral Certificate from Full Faith Church of Love Bible College.

Serving in a bi-vocational pastoral role from 1980 until 1986. Pastor Jeff taught at FFCL Bible College two years. He was ordained into full-time Christian ministry in 1986 serving as an Associate Pastor at Full Faith Church of Love. First, as the Evangelism Pastor developing the expanding their Missions program. He became the Missions Pastor of this growing ministry that eventually led to serving 50 families in 26 nations. During this time Pastor Jeff was privileged to minister the Gospel in many nations and establish a non-profit missions organization called Paraclete Ministries, Inc. Paraclete serves as a local missions catalyst organization, having served many independent missionaries in many nations. This ministry established an outreach to Kazan, Tatarstan located in central Russia resulting in the placement of an SIL team to completely translate and produce the Tatar Bible. He also serve his church for five years in an executive role as an Elder and the Administrative Pastor. The vision given in the Spring of 1989 to establish an Urban Church in central Wyandotte County/Kansas City, Ks. was realized in January 1999. The elders of FFCL sent him out to plant Cornerstone Community Church.

Prior to full time Pastoral ministry, Pastor Jeff worked in numerous fields of construction, served in the United States Army, and had a career in the computer industry. In the Army serving first as a radar repairman, then as a crewman on the German border with East German and Czechoslovakia. He joined the Unit Police Force of the 2nd Armored Cavalry and serve as Sergeant of the Guard. After induction into the Honorary Squadron of the 2nd Dragoons and an honorable discharge from the Army he worked his way through school with the help of the GI Bill. Following graduation he worked for an international computer corporation as an Electronics Field Engineer and Marketing Consultant for the next 10 years.