Torben Jensen
Missions Pastor

Torben Jensen

Where did you grow up?

I grew up in Herning in the beautiful Scandinavian kingdom of Denmark

How and when were you called into ministry?

I was called into missions and ministry at a large missions congress in the Netherlands on New Year’s Day 2003. Growing up in church, I never wanted to have anything to do with missions or ministry, but Jesus had very different plans!

What’s your passion in ministry?

I love to help and support missionaries in engaging and personal ways. I love to help believers grow in our experiential understanding of who we are in Christ. I love to help provide open and vulnerable groups and communities where we can truly get to know Jesus, ourselves and each other. I love to work in cross-cultural settings and help people connect with each other in meaningful ways across language and cultural barriers.

Favorite Bible verse and why?

Luke 9:16 “Taking the five loaves and the two fish and looking up to heaven, he gave thanks and broke them. Then he gave them to the disciples to distribute to the people.” This was the passage that Jesus used to call me into ministry. He told me that all I had to do was to come with everything I had, good or bad. He said he would break it, bless it and multiply it. And He’s been true to His word ever since!

Spare time activities you enjoy?

I love watching soccer, ice hockey, cycling and all sorts of other sports. I love playing soccer and badminton, and I love spending time with my wife and our crazy boys. Our family greatly enjoys exploring the beautiful state of Colorado!

Favorite place you’ve visited?

I’ve been to a lot of different countries and places in the world, but Malaysia in Southeast Asia remains my all-time favorite.

Favorite food?

I’ve traveled the world and I enjoy all kinds of varieties of food, but nothing will ever beat my Mom’s Danish cooking. That’s just a fact of life!

Something most people don’t know about me?

I am absolutely 100% orthodox when it comes to not eating cheese of any kind in any way, shape or form.

Favorite book other than the Bible!

Several favorites, but a recent one is Brennan Manning’s memoir All Is Grace. It’s raw and vulnerable and a wonderful description of what it is to be a beautiful mess deeply loved by Jesus.