Pastor Jeff Ministries
Pastor Jeff Ministries

Pastor Jeff Ministries

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$275
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Introduction: I am an ordained pastor with 30 years of ministry experience, and a compassionate, energetic, upbeat personality. I have had the joy of performing more than 250 weddings in English and Spanish over the years. I have been officiating through Thumbtack.com since March of 2020 and am honored to have been awarded the coveted "Top Pro" status in 2020, 2021, and 2022. Every ceremony is personal and special to me, and I give my very best to every service I officiate. I have 2 main goals as your wedding officiant: 1) to provide you with a customized ceremony that you and your spouse will love and fondly remember, and 2) for you to relax and enjoy your wedding ceremony as I guide you through the service. You, your fiancé and I will collaborate together to design your personalized ceremony. I can also provide premarital counseling and help with vows. Thank you in advance for considering me as your wedding officiant. Other services I offer include quinceañeras, funeral, burial, and celebration of life ceremonies. NOTE REGARDING COVID: As of December 15, 2021, I have received both Pfizer vaccines and the booster. I will also follow whatever precautions my clients wish me to observe.
Overview

Current Top Pro

Hired 222 times

2 similar jobs done near you

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1 employee

22 years in business

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2020

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2021

This pro indicated that they reviewed CDC safety guidelines for COVID-19 and pledged to do the following:

Maintain 6 feet of distance from customers

Wear masks during the job

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Customers rated this pro highly for professionalism, work quality, and responsiveness.

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Mariya S.
Aug 29, 2022
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Hired on Thumbtack

Hired on Thumbtack

Pastor Jeff was amazing through the whole process! We couldn’t have made a better choice hiring him. He made our wedding day even more special with his creative ceremony and personalized details about us. He also gave us a very sweet gift, which we get to keep forever. Overall, I would 100% recommend him to anyone looking for a wedding officiant.

Details: Wedding • Non-religious (no mention of God) • 51 - 100 guests • Help writing vows will not be needed • English • Officiant will not be needed at the rehearsal • Officiant does not need to be present at rehearsal

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Dapo S.
Jul 6, 2022
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Hired on Thumbtack

Pastor Jeff was the officiating minister for our wedding and he did an amazing job. He blessed us with his preaching and our guests also commented on how great he was in conducting the ceremony . We are very appreciative and grateful that we have the privilege of him officiate our ceremony. Thank you so much Pastor Jeff, may God bless you .

Details: Wedding • Christian • 21 - 50 guests • Help writing vows will be needed • English • Officiant will not be needed at the rehearsal • Officiant does not need to be present at rehearsal

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Wayman H.
Jun 8, 2022
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Hired on Thumbtack

Pastor Jeff is amazing. He's more than a wedding officiant. He's like a friend who makes you calm and comfortable, and cares about you during your wedding ceremony. We traveled from Nashville to Chicago to get married. Unfortunatedly, the marriage court changed their policy and did not allow walk in. We were panic & afraid that we would not be able to get married before we leave. If god has a plan, I guess here's his plan. We found Pastor Jeff on Thumbtack. He came rescue us out of his busy schedule & also in a very short notice. With such a short time frame, Pastor Jeff organized a plan overnight and suggested us a beatiful location by the lake for the ceremony. During the ceremony, he made us feel at ease, and shared his experience and tips in marriage. Beside that, he's so thoughtful and supprised us with a gift. He printed and framed our wedding vows in english and cantonese. We feel really fortunate to have Pastor Jeff, a passionate and caring wedding officiant.

Details: Commitment ceremony • Non-denominational (mentions God) • 20 guests or fewer • Help writing vows will not be needed • English • Officiant will not be needed at the rehearsal • Date and time has not yet been chosen

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Adele B.
May 29, 2022
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Hired on Thumbtack

My husband and I found Pastor Jeff through Thumbtack and from the moment he responded I knew we had found the right person to do the honor of officiating our ceremony. We felt that several other officiants we reached out to, though certainly kind, lacked the genuine passion that Pastor Jeff possessed for the service he was performing. Not only did he help guide us through the process of planning our special occasion, he took the time to get to know us as individuals and a couple, as well as shared special insights from his own life. In the hour we spoke to him via a video conference call, we felt like we had known him for years. He made us feel that comfortable and confident we had entrusted our special day to the right person. Even when our venue location changed 3 weeks out from our wedding, he was so understanding and flexible despite the considerably longer distance. And when our day came, we were absolutely stunned by the magnificent job he did. Wow! His attention to detail was so incredibly special. We couldn't have asked for a better person or experience. Truly. We are so honored to have found Pastor Jeff. He is a remarkable soul and we thank him from the bottom of our hearts for all he did to make our day the happiest moment of our lives. You are the best, Pastor Jeff!!!

Details: Wedding • Non-denominational (mentions God) • 20 guests or fewer • Help writing vows will not be needed • English • Officiant will not be needed at the rehearsal • Officiant does not need to be present at rehearsal

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Joyce G.
May 26, 2022
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Hired on Thumbtack

Pastor Jeff is not only an amazing wedding officiant, but he is also a wonderful and caring individual. We contacted Pastor Jeff on short notice, and he delivered an exceptional ceremony. We scheduled a meeting via zoom to talk with him and discuss what we were looking for as far as our special day. Within nine days of our initial call Pastor Jeff performed our wedding ceremony. As we were looking for a simple ceremony, Pastor Jeff incorporated things in our lives that we had discussed during our call, and it was magical. Pastor Jeff brought fun energy which shined a bright light on our special day that we will never forget. For that we are thankful to have had him as our officiant and now a special friend.

Details: Commitment ceremony • Non-religious (no mention of God) • 20 guests or fewer • Help writing vows will not be needed • English • Officiant will not be needed at the rehearsal • Officiant does not need to be present at rehearsal

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Jeffrey Ware

FAQs

  • What should the customer know about your pricing (e.g., discounts, fees)?

    Base price of $275 includes initial consultation; sample wedding ceremony outline that clients can personalize according to their desires; a list of sample wedding vows, special readings and music resources, communication to answer questions and go over the outline; conducting the wedding ceremony, and filing the signed marriage license. Conducting a rehearsal is $125. Premarital counseling services also offered 1 - 4 sessions. First session is $100, and each session after is $50. $25 Travel fee for services requiring the officiant to travel more than 50 miles or 1 hour to ceremony site.

  • What is your typical process for working with a new customer?

    We start by setting up a phone call or video chat, preferably with the bride and groom at the same time. The purpose is for you to get to know me and feel comfortable with me, for me to know your story and be comfortable with you, and to discuss your preferences for your wedding. After the call, I will send you my credentials as proof that I am an ordained Christian minister, a sample ceremony outline with sample vows, readings and music links, a contract so you know my responsibilities, your responsibilities, and the cost which will not change unless further services are agreed upon by both parties. Integrity and trust are extremely important to me!

  • What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?

    I have a Masters of Divinity from Trinity International University in Deerfield, IL, more than 30 years of ministry experiences, and have officiated more than 200 weddings. While I am blessed to be in high demand and honored to officiate many ceremonies, I strive to make every service personal and special. That's why I take the time to get to know you and your story. I want your ceremony to be meaningful and memorable, and for you not just to be satisfied, but to be thrilled with it!

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