About Me

Hi. I’m Dr. Jeff Gardner and I’m glad you stopped by this site. I’m Lead Pastor at Threshold Church in Matthews, NC – a remarkable and compassionate group of people who are serious about following Jesus and about being the church he had in mind.

Beyond leading Threshold, I have two passions in life, and a handful of hobbies. First the passions…

1. Family. Michelle and I were married in 1985 after being college sweethearts at UNC-Chapel Hill. Since then, we have raised two kids and are enjoying emptynesthood, while still coaching them through the next phases of their adult lives. Michelle and I are closer than ever, and our marriage grows stronger with each passing year.

2. People. I get up every day in hopes that I can help even one person grow in their relationship to God. God created us with one purpose in mind – to live  in a relationship with him that is trusting, glorifying, and growing. And this site is all about that. I hope that whether you are worshiping with me at Threshold Church, are allowing me the privilege of conducting your wedding, or are just checking out this site, that I might have some small influence on that relationship for which you exist.

And in case you really care about the hobbies… I love to travel, hang out with good friends, enjoy a great meal or bottle of wine, watch Tar Heel sports, hike in the mountains, and read great books.


Pastor Jeff Gardner

University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill; B.A. in Religious Studies, 1983.

Lutheran Theological Southern Seminary, Columbia, SC; Master of Divinity, magna cum laude, 1988.

Drew Theological School, Madison, NJ; Doctor of Ministry, magna cum laude, 1997.

Ordained pastor since 1988.

1 Response to About Me

  1. John Dalen says:

    Is this by any chance the same Jeff Gardner who spent a crazy Mountain Dew consuming summer with ACMNP at the Grand Canyon?

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