A native of Charlotte, NC, Dr. W. Jeff Pinkston is a graduate of West Mecklenburg High School. He earned his Bachelor of Arts Degree in Speech Communications at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill in 1982. In 1987, Jeff earned his Doctorate of Ministry from Union Theological Seminary.
Dr. Pinkston has served as the installed pastor of two churches before coming to Steele Creek Presbyterian Church at Pleasant Hill . His first church was Pollocksville Presbyterian in Pollocksville, NC where he served for eight years. In his former position at Pleasant Grove Presbyterian in Charlotte, he helped three congregations merge into one while leading them through innovative worship services, inspiring Bible studies, and both local and international mission activities. He served Pleasant Grove for 11 1/2 years. Dr. Pinkston served as the pastor of Steele Creek Presbyterian Church for 12 years prior to its merger with Pleasant Hill in 2019.
Jeff is married to Miriam Hill Pinkston and they have been married for 39 years. They have four adult children and two grandchildren!
Jeff believes that God has blessed him with a unique ability to preach and teach His Holy Word. He serves the faith community of Steele Creek at Pleasant Hill using his gifts while “equipping the saints for the work of ministry, for building up the body of Christ.” (Eph 4:12) He is endeavoring to lead our congregation in its faithful proclamation of God’s Word, while at the same time, seeking new and innovative ways to share that Word with the unchurched. Jeff believes that God’s Word Written and the gift of grace in the Word made flesh in Jesus the Christ have the power to transform our lives into living testimonies that, even in their weakness, give glory to God.