|Jeremiah Howze, Student Minister, Gateway CC (St. Louis, MO)|
Jeremiah was born and raised in southern Illinois. His family moved from Aurora, IL shortly after his father died. Jeremiah was born shortly after. He grew up with 3 older siblings (2 sisters, 1 brother) and a single mother. Jeremiah says that his family was poor growing up, and his mom got sick when they were young. He moved around with different family and friends the rest of his childhood. He was introduced to God very young, but Jeremiah didn't come to know Him until he was 11, when he was baptized. It wasn't until after his senior year of high school that he finally began seeing what God was doing in his life. God showed Jeremiah what it really felt like to experience the love of a father that he had never truly known. He began dating his wife shortly after graduation. He went to Saint Louis Christian College, and she went to Saint Louis University. Jeremiah graduated from SLCC in 2014 with a BA in Youth Ministry. During college, he spent 3.5 years as a preaching minister at Wheeler Christian Church in Wheeler, IL, was part-time student pastor at Central Christian Church in Newton, IL, and interned and did part-time youth ministry at Ferguson Christian Church in Ferguson, MO. Following graduation from SLCC they were called to a youth ministry in Nevada, MO at First Christian Church. They spent 2 years there as the youth and children's pastor. In May of 2016 God called the Howzes back to STL to Gateway Christian Church.