Victor Jaeger was named to the post of Indiana Conference’s Hispanic coordinator and Indianapolis Central Hispanic Church pastor. Jaeger, who last served as pastor of Fort Wayne First congregation the last four years, has vast experience in the Spanish work as well as in evangelism, training, multicultural ministries and church planting.
Jaeger was born in Peru, South America, as a second-generation Seventh-day Adventist. Originally, he studied to be a Systems Engineer, and he did so successfully, ultimately working in the field of acoustic elements for fourteen years. However, Jaeger continued to be involved in ministry as a lay Bible worker and lay pastor.
From his teenage years, Jaeger had been convicted of the fact that God had placed a call on him to serve as a pastor. Although the story of surrender is long, it climaxed when he became sick with a deadly virus and God healed and restored him completely. This is why Jaeger decided to devote the rest of his life as a full-time pastor.
Jaeger planted 10 churches in Texas, including Hispanics, one Brazilian and one American; established and pastored the largest church in Peru, Church of Villa Union with 3,000 members, and pastored the American Church of Fort Wayne First, which God blessed with 69 baptisms at the time of writing and a tithe increase of 183 percent.
In May 2018, he earned a doctor degree in Philosophy (Ph.D.) with a specialty in Missiology, with an emphasis on growth and evangelism. He is a guest professor at the Adventist Theological Seminary at Andrews University. Since October 2018, he has served as church planting coach for the North American Division.
He is married for 26 years to Celia Jaeger and they have two children, Johan (17) and Hans (14).
New committee formed
Indiana Conference also agreed to the formation of a Spanish Advisory Council. This group will consist of conference administration, the Hispanic and Evangelism coordinators, Lake Union Multicultural Ministries coordinator, and the Spanish pastors. The purpose of this Advisory Council is to review the work of the churches on a regular basis and receive input on the future vision and strategy of the Spanish work here in Indiana.