Jeff Bates

Profile Updated: July 13, 2009
Jeff Bates
Residing In: Talent, OR USA
Spouse/Partner: the supremely HOT Gena (Brown-class of '81) Bates
What do you presently do now? Producer, Director & Editor-- Filmmaker
Children: 5 kids. 4 boys & 1 girl. Ages 9 to 21
Yes! Attending Reunion
How long?

25 wonderfully great loving Years

What did you want to do or think you were going to do when you finished high school?

Become a Filmmaker

What are some other jobs you have had in the past?

Rock Musician, Record Producer,Church Worship Music Leader, Advertising Creative Director, Retail Sales Clerk, a brief stint in Fast Food

Comments:

Since MSHS, I graduated with top honors from Vancouver Film School (Canada). Also attended & graduated from Calvary Chapel School of the Bible in Southern CA.
I recorded and toured as a rock musician for ten years, which took me to the former Soviet Union, where I performed on stage at the olympic stadium in Kiev for 30,000 people. As a filmmaker I've been active in the production of feature length Movies (Conversations with God & others), Directed Documentaries (In the Hands of the Enemy, Journey of Hope) Music Videos (Michael W. Smith, Petra, the Kry, others) and TV Commercials (Mitsubishi, LG, Leatherman Tool, Asante/RVMC... hundreds of others).
As a committed Christian (Since 1978) I've been a worship/music leader for Applegate Christian Fellowship and other area churches.

School Story:

One fond memory--- traveling up to the Oregon/ Washington border with Jack Fink and some astronomy students to watch the total solar eclipse in'79. It took our breaths away, and defined the (albeit over-used) expression "Awesome."

Where is the farthest you have been from home?

As a Rock Musician, I toured Russia when it was still called the Soviet Union. Filmmaking has taken me to Tahiti, South Africa and Italy.

Where is your favorite place to go?

I really enjoy a Sunday in the outdoor amphitheater at Applegate Christian Fellowship

Other than earrings, do you have any body piercings?

No

Do you have any tattoos (that you are willing to admit)?

No

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Posted: Dec 17, 2013 at 12:30 AM
Clearly, with their good looks, they take after my wife Gena.