JD Hettema

Church Planter and Pastor of Echo Church

JD gave his life to Jesus at 17 years old after hearing the gospel preached at a youth ministry. He graduated from UCSB in 2003 and then did 8 years of youth ministry in Southern California. In 2009, he and Lauren got married and JD began work as a police officer for Santa Barbara PD. In 2016, JD graduated with an M.Div from Bethlehem College and Seminary. JD and Lauren currently live in Chino Hills with their 3 kids: Audrey (4), Owen (2), and Pierce (newborn).