About Dr. Jensen Petersen

Dr. Jensen Petersen

     Dr. Jensen Petersen is the Senior Pastor and Bible Teacher of First Baptist Church, Navarre, Florida. Dr. Petersen's passion is for people to have a salvific relationship with Jesus, The Messiah of Israel, King of kings, Lord of lords, Ruler of all Heaven and Earth, and to walk and grow in Him, to love Him with all their hearts, souls and might, and to keep His commandments in love.

     He takes his listeners and students deep into the backgrounds and meaning of the Scriptures and brings to light God’s eternal and applicable truths. Jensen’s desire mirrors Paul’s when he wrote, “Brethren, my heart's desire and my prayer to God for them is for their salvation.” (Romans 10:1) Jensen was born-again at the age of five and followed his Lord in believer’s baptism by immersion. Later, he answered the Lord's call to preach and teach and has devoted himself to studying and living out the Holy Scriptures and sharing God's Word with others. As part of his devotion to study, Jensen has earned several degrees, one in Business Administration from the University of Central Missouri and both a Master of Divinity degree and a Doctorate in Evangelism from Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary. Dr. Petersen still loves to learn and is fully devoted to life-long, deep study of the Holy Scriptures.

    Dr. Petersen has a passion and love for all people to come to know the Lord Jesus and experience true and full life in Him. He travels the world speaking, teaching and training pastors and leaders to help churches grow strong.  He also serves as a traveling professor/instructor with World Hope Ministries Internationalteaching the Bible and training believers and churches. If you are interested in having him come and preach or teach, please contact us

Pastor Petersen's ministry is an Ephesians 4 ministry with the goal to help grow and equip the saints for service, to build up and strengthen local congregations which builds up the body, and the help us mature to the measure and fullness of Messiah. 

And He gave some apostles, and some prophets, and some evangelists, and some pastors and teachers, for the equipping of the saints for the work of service, to the building up of the body of Christ; until we all attain to the unity of the faith, and of the knowledge of the Son of God, to a mature man, to the measure of the stature which belongs to the fullness of Christ.” (Ephesians 4:11–13, NASB)

The purpose of this website is to provide believers and congregations with solid Biblical teachings and resources for the equipping for kingdom ministry and the building up of the Body of Christ.