My name is Jeff Bettger, I am a follower of Jesus Christ. I am married to Teresa. I have three daughters. Octavia, Belladona, and Eden are their names. I am an “Urban Missionary” in Seattle. I am the executive director and acting president of a non-profit called Artist Reformation. I attend and serve as Arts Pastor at Mars Hill Church|Downtown Seattle. I am working for Great Commission Ministries and am very excited to see what God teaches me about Himself everyday.
I used to play music in numerous bands around Seattle, and at my church. Hopefully in the next few years I will be able to make more music again. Some of the bands I have been in are “Ninety Pound Wuss”, “Raft of Dead Monkeys”, “Suffering and The Hideous Thieves”, “Team Strike Force”. People know me as Jeff Suffering. That is my “Punk Rock Name”. I still go by it online and in bands, but do not relate to the name in the same way I once did. That’s a whole other story that I may blog about later.
I am excited about what God is doing in Seattle. God has called me to “Teach and Lead Artists towards Christ and godly living”. I am honored to be a part of His plan for Seattle, and in particular the artists and musicians in this city.