Jesús Cantú

Fort Thomas Worship Leader

Life Story

I grew up in Los Angeles and was raised in a believing home. My father worked diligently as a provider and my mother worked diligently at home caring for our family. I have many fond memories of childhood, such as holidays, camping trips, and birthday parties surrounded by family. I have one younger sister and she is a mother and a pastor’s wife in our hometown.

Around age 13, I made a profession of faith. My family went to a conference and I heard a message about repentance and forgiveness. I understood the truth about sin and salvation and I responded to the invitation the speaker presented. Since then, God has been patient with me and has graciously allowed me to grow and become more like Christ.

I am continually encouraged by Psalm 37:25-26, “I have been young, and now I am old, yet I have not seen the righteous forsaken or his children begging for bread. He is ever lending generously, and his children become a blessing.” I have seen this passage ring true in my life, particularly through witnessing my parents’ faithfulness to the Lord and His faithful care of our family. Even through challenging times and circumstances, it has been clear that God has never forsaken us.

I initially came to GFC in 2013 to participate in a one year counseling internship. It has been a blessing and a joy to be able to learn, grow, and serve at GFC. I am especially grateful to be able to observe and learn from our leaders. They truly love our people and it is a joy to get to know them and learn about their heart and motivation for our church.

I met my wife in 2011 while studying in her hometown of Louisville. We married in 2015 and welcomed our first daughter in 2018. In my spare time, I enjoy laughing with my wife (she loves my jokes), getting to know new people, watching sports, and participating in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu. I also like trying new restaurants and enjoying a good cup of coffee made in a Chemex.

Hope for GFC

My hope is that we would be an integral part of what God is doing in northern Kentucky. As the area grows and diversifies, I desire for GFC to have a noticeable effect on the people surrounding our churches. We need to be receptive to the people and places around us and it is my prayer that we would do that well.