About Our Pastor
Pastor Jeff Gaskin, a servant of the Lord, is a graduate of Indiana University of Pennsylvania, where he received a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Management. Following his undergraduate studies, Pastor Gaskin matriculated at the Lutheran theological seminary, and received a Master’s in Divinity. These academic accomplishments were built upon an educational foundation that started many years earlier with a praying grandmother who prayed for Pastor Gaskin before he was born, and a praying mother that instructed him and believed wholeheartedly that if you train up a child in the way that he should go, that when he is old, he will not depart from it.
Pastor Gaskin, ordained as an Elder in the Church of God in Christ in 1996, was led of God to be the Founder of Living Waters Christian Center in Southwest Philadelphia in 2005. This is a call “back home” as Pastor Gaskin was born and raised in the West Philadelphia section of the city. The Lord has given Pastor Gaskin an assignment to return the church back to expectancy through prayer, transformational power through teaching and preaching, outreach through evangelism, and discipleship through mentorship. Pastor Gaskin’s life scripture is 2 Chronicles 7:14, “If my people who are called by my name shall humble themselves and pray, seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, then will I hear from heaven and will forgive their sins, and will heal the land.”
Excited about where the Lord is leading the church, the church is expanding its online presence through Facebook and YouTube, and is actively growing its Youth, Men and Women’s ministries.
Pastor Gaskin has been happily married to First Lady Vanessa Gaskin since June of 1999 and they have three sons, Jeffery Jr., Jordan, and Justus.