Pastor Jesse Marino
Hey there, I’m Pastor Jesse. I grew up in a very loving Christian home in Southern California. I am the youngest of 6 siblings in my family. My parents knew the importance of raising us to follow Christ, however, I began to be more defiant towards God at a very young age. I became resistant to God and chose to take a path that led me to some dark places. While attending a Youth Camp at the age of 16, I felt God very clearly speak to me and reveal the darkness of the path that I was choosing to follow and the eternal separation from him that it would lead me to. He gave me the wake-up call I needed to finally surrender to Him. At that moment I became a Christian, a Servant of God. My life changed from there and I had to choose Jesus over everything that surrounded me, including the temptations of the people that I was associated with. I cut myself off from friendships, addictions and everything else that was causing harm to my new found relationship with Jesus.
In 2012, I married my wife Taylor. We have 2 beautiful children, Avery and Jesse Jr, who love to serve alongside us. We are a team in ministry, and we wouldn’t have it any other way.
In December 2016, God brought us to Sierra Vista on a government contract from North Carolina. At that time, we were living in an RV, as we traveled for work, and my wife was pregnant with our son Jesse Jr. We previously lived on the East Coast and for my wife, she had never lived on this side of the country. It was a new world, but we had a feeling God wanted us here. Soon, we found New Hope and we were immediately welcomed with warm open arms from many people. Not only did we feel welcomed and loved, it felt like home for us. We chose to stay here in Sierra Vista and not take any more government contracts that would take us away from the home that we found. We felt the tug of God telling us to stay here because he had a plan for us. It has by far been the best decision we have ever made.
In 2020, God brought me alongside Pastor Dennis as the Associate Pastor here at New Hope. Wow does God work! We are excited to be here and love our New Hope family tremendously! My family and I are so blessed to be servants to Christ and his Church at New Hope.
New Hope is doing amazing things and we can’t wait to see what else God has in store for his church.