Jeff Bates

Profile Updated: July 13, 2009
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
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


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

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