JOsh Jean

Lead Pastor

Josh and his wife Esther both grew up in Beaumont but moved away in 2011, believing they were leaving for good. But in the summer 2014 they responded to God’s call by moving back to plant Sojourn. When they first came back to Beaumont, their family had just grown from two to three. Today the Jeans are five strong, having added Silas (3), Henry (2), and Eden (NB).

Josh enjoys sports, music, backpacking, and reading just about anything. He holds degrees from Lamar University and two different seminaries, and is always considering going back for more academic punishment. Josh is also our primary music leader and is significantly prouder of his guitar skills than his preaching. Josh’s two contemporary pastoral heroes are John Piper and Tim Keller.



daniel carpenter

college & teaching pastor

Daniel serves as our full-time Pastor of Teaching and Campus Outreach at Lamar University. Daniel and his wife Alison are both originally from Beaumont and moved back in the summer of 2014 to start Campus Church, a church plant that was specifically designed to reach college students. In July of 2017, Campus Church merged together with Sojourn. Together now as one church, we continue to be passionate about reaching the campus of Lamar with the gospel of Jesus.

Daniel is a graduate of Lamar University and of Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary.



Placido Ramos

Worship Leader

Placido Ramos serves as one of our worship leaders at Sojourn Community Church. Placido is a proud alumni of Lamar University, having graduated in August of 2019 with a bachelors in Civil and Environmental Engineering.

With a passion to both reach the students of Lamar University and utilize music as a means of worship, Placido joined the Campus Church band in 2017. With growth and direction from leaders before him, Placido now serves as the primary worship leader at Sojourn Community Church. Placido continues to serve the community outside of the church as a Civil Engineer in Training (CEIT).

He loves music, fellowship, community, and the effort people put into trying to saying his first name.