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City of Refuge Miami

16490 SW 304th St,

Homestead, FL 33033

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(305) 233-9547

 

Our Pastor

Dr. Jeremy Upton is an anointed and gifted preacher who is passionately committed to impacting a generation to influence their culture for Jesus Christ. "Pastor J," as he likes to be called, has dedicated his life to declaring the Word of God, displaying a Godly lifestyle, and discipling people to walk with God.

Born and raised in East Tennessee, Pastor J is a graduate of Morehouse College (Bachelor of Arts) and Dallas Theological Seminary (Masters of Theology), and has completed postgraduate study in preaching at Oxford University in England.  Driven by an ongoing commitment to the growth and effectiveness of Jesus’ Church, Pastor J has earned a Doctor of Ministry degree, studying under one of the world’s premier scholars on the subject at Talbot School of Theology in California.

 

Pastor J has been involved in church ministry since the mid-90's and has served congregations in Houston, Dallas, Atlanta, and Miami in various capacities, as well as provided training and consulting to numerous churches around the country. Pastor J brings a depth of educational knowledge and ministry experience to every unique situation in the Body of Christ.

Pastor J and his lovely wife Brianna have been blessed with three wonderful children and make their home in Homestead, FL. He has committed himself to Christ and to being a Godly husband and father, first and foremost.

 

Following God's prompting in December of 2012, Pastor Jeremy H. Upton, founded the Refuge Church in the south Miami-Dade area. With a vision to serve God, each other, and its community in Biblical, Balanced, and Beneficial ways, the Refuge Church is already making its mark for the Kingdom of God. The focus of his personal life and ministry is to display a godly lifestyle, declare the Word of God, and disciple those who are ready for this great adventure of walking with Jesus Christ!