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 serves as our Worship Leader by leading the music for us at our Sunday gatherings. 

Placido is a Senior at Lamar University studying Civil Engineering. He enjoys sports, music, music gear, and the beach.