Our Pastor

Hi, my name is Jeremy Kelly and I serve as the Lead Pastor at Eastside Church. There are many things I love to do but I am most passionate about following Jesus and seeing others discover and grow in a relationship with him too!

My wife, Michele and I, have been married since 2004 and have two awesome kids named Emma and Joshua. Emma is an easy going twelve year old girl and Joshua is a ten year old video game fanatic. Although I grew up in Toledo, Ohio, we are all natives of Rochester, New York and consider it our home.

I graduated from Roberts Wesleyan College with a B.A. in Religion and Philosophy and with a Master of Divinity from Northeastern Seminary. I am an ordained pastor/elder through the Free Methodist Church of North America and have been serving in ministry since I was a teenager.  I also worked at Wegmans Food Markets, Inc. for over 15 years in various leadership roles.

What do I love to do in my free time? I am a family man through and through and love having fun together! I love to cook, play games (board and video), read, and watching or playing basketball...go Orange! As a family we enjoy summer vacations near water! Thus, the picture above! There you will find us fishing, kayaking, swimming, or just sleeping.

Where ever you are in your faith journey, we would love to come alongside of you and learn together. Know that you always have an open invitation to Eastside and will find a friend here.

We hope to see you soon!