Jorge Acevedo

Author, Pastor

Jorge Acevedo loves Jesus Christ and his Church. Touched by the grace of God at seventeen, he was never the same. Rescued from a life of addictions, his greatest delight is connecting people to Jesus and the Church. He is married to Cheryl Montgomery. Their oldest son, Daniel is father to their four beautiful grandchildren, Mia, Levi, Seth, and Zoe. They also have a younger son, Nathan.
Jorge will retire from his role as Lead Pastor at Grace Church (, a multi-site congregation in Southwest Florida, after 27 years in August and will begin a new coaching, writing, and speaking ministry (
Jorge is a graduate of Asbury College (B.A.), Asbury Theological Seminary (M.Div.), and United Theological Seminary (D.Div. and D.Min.)
Jorge was the 2001 recipient of the Denman Evangelism Award from the Florida Annual Conference. In 2007, he was named the Distinguished Alumni of the Year at Asbury Theological Seminary. In 2009, the Foundation for Evangelism named Jorge the 2009 Distinguished Evangelist of the United Methodist Church.
Jorge has authored or co-authored seven books.


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