BRAVE is the teaching ministry of Jeff Schwarzentraub, which packages and resources Jeff’s bold, resolute, authentic, virtuous and engaged Bible teaching ministry for radio, podcasts, website and events.

About Pastor Jeff



Jeff is the founder and Lead Pastor of BRAVE Church, which began with a handful of people in 2010 and now welcomes 1,800 people to its two Denver-area campuses each week. Jeff is also the founder and President of BRAVE Global, which houses a premier year-long internship for young men, an accredited seminary, and a four-month church-planting residency for Lead Pastors. The goal of BRAVE Global is to train and send men around the world who plant churches and make disciples for the glory of God.


B.A. in Speech Communication, University of Illinois
Th.M. in Pastoral Leadership, Dallas Theological Seminary
D.Min in Preaching, Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary


Jeff Schwarzentraub is married to his best friend and partner in ministry Kimberly. Both are originally from Central Illinois and now call Denver their home. They have three children and love spending time together as a family.

The BRAVE Mission

Through the local church and a national ministry, Pastor Jeff preaches the Word to develop BRAVE disciples who abide and thrive together in Christ. At the heart of this vision is to prepare men, propel pastors and plant churches. Seeing these leaders and pastors own their identity, grow in their faith and live on mission by sharing the Gospel message of Jesus Christ around the world.

Preach the Word

Preach the word; be ready in season and out of season; reprove, rebuke, exhort, with great patience and instruction. 2 Timothy 4:2

Prepare Men

So that the man of God may be adequate, equipped for every good work. 2 Timothy 3:17

Propel Pastors

The things which you have heard from me in the presence of many witnesses, entrust these to faithful men who will be able to teach others also. 2 Timothy 2:2

Plant Churches

Go therefore and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all that I commanded you; and lo, I am with you always, even to the end of the age. Matthew 28:19-20

May the Lord continue to use you to make an eternal difference for Him!

You are Loved,

Pastor Jeff SchwarzentraubPresident

Planting Churches. Developing Leaders. Advancing the Kingdom.


Multiplying BRAVE disciples who abide and thrive in Christ.