DMGC Staff

Take a moment and get to know our Staff. 

Jesse Williams - Pastor

Jesse joined the staff at Des Moines Gospel Chapel in January 2022.  He has been in pastoral ministry since he was twenty-one years old, serving at two different churches in multiple capacities. In addition, he was the acting director of a Bible College.  Jesse has a music composition degree from Edmonds Community College and a Bachelor’s in Biblical Studies degree from Calvary Chapel Bible College. He is currently working towards a Master of Divinity and a Master of Applied Biblical Leadership degree from Western Theological Seminary. 

Jesse loves helping people follow Jesus, whether it’s the first step, next step, or last step. He believes this happens through people being with Jesus, becoming like Jesus, and doing what Jesus does. He is also a Bible nerd.

Jesse has been married to Jordan for nearly ten years and together they have four young children. They enjoy spending time with their neighbors and being the “hang out hub” for the kids on their block. His hobbies include reading/learning, playing guitar, and playing sports. He loves spending time with his kids: wrestling with them, teaching them sports, reading to them, watching Bible Project videos, and playing some video games on the weekend.

Matt Kieswether - Youth Ministry Coordinator

Matt Kieswether has been on staff at DMGC overseeing both kids' and youth ministries since 2019.  Matt has his Masters in Teaching, a field that he was originally planning to go into until God called him into ministry.  Matt has been working in the ministry field since 2014.

Matt's passion is to see children and youth become mature believers and effective evangelists through genuine faith in Jesus and a deep understanding of God's Word.  

Matt and his wife Grace have been married since 2008 and have three children.  Grace is a Health and Wellness Coach and enjoys serving in worship and women's ministries when raising three young children allows.  Matt and Grace love to travel and experience new cultures, and they hope that their kids will see as much of the world as possible while they are still young.