Bio – Ps. Jesse McCaul


Jesse McCaul was born and raised in Oregon, USA and moved to Phnom Penh, Cambodia in 1995 when he was seventeen years old. Though raised in a Christian home, it wasn’t until his late teen years that Jesse began to seek a personal relationship with the Lord and decided to wholeheartedly live for God. Never having had any dreams or desires to be in full-time Christian ministry, Jesse’s desire was only to be used by God. Jesse worked in various spheres in Phnom Penh, including becoming a well-known English teacher, known nation-wide as” Dr. English”, managing several schools and helping set up the Christian Broadcasting Network’s (CBN) offices in Phnom Penh. During that time, Jesse was also very involved in the beginning years of New Life Fellowship of Churches in Cambodia, teaching Bible studies, out of which have come several of New Life’s top leaders. In 1997, Jesse met his wife, Soar, and they were married in January, 2000. Their daughter, Jessica, was born in 2006 and their son, Josiah, followed in 2011.

Jesse is now the Senior Pastor of New Life Fellowship Phnom Penh and the Overseer of New Life Fellowship of Churches Cambodia. He is also the Country Director of New Life Foundation, a non-profit humanitarian organisation doing relief and development work in Cambodia with a particular focus on the education sector. Jesse and Soar consider Cambodia their home and are passionate about planting churches and ministering to the poor.