1 East Olive Ave., Redlands, CA 92373 - (909) 793-2118

Lead Pastor


Rev. Dr. J.T. Greenleaf

I have been Lead Pastor of Redlands 1st since July 2013.  Since 1989 I’ve served as a pastor in United Methodist Churches throughout Southern California and even one in Hawaii.  I have been married to Sally for more than 30 years and we have two young adult children.

I feel deeply called to serve the local church.  I see it as my ministry to nurture others toward their ministry.  Each of us is called by God and uniquely gifted to serve creation and the human community.  I work hard to help people find their passion to carry the love of Christ into the world.

I am also passionate about leading people into the mission field.  I have served multiple missions including Sierra Service Project, Katrina rebuilds, local mission work in various places in Southern California and most recently a ten day mission to Guatemala.  Few things are as transformational as work in the mission field.

I am a marathon runner and triathlete.  I enjoy playing and watching most sports, but if I’m not training or competing I enjoy golf the most.

You can reach me via email at: pastorjt@redlandsfirstchurch.org