Passion to Action is one more sign of a movement of revolutionary love that is spreading across the earth.  Christians like the Loecken family are beginning to take Jesus seriously again, and to abandon the empty promises of materialism for the winsome freedom of the lilies and the sparrows.  They are not judgmental, idealistic, or naive — they have simply found a Pearl that is worth leaving all the counterfeit splendor of this world to pursue. May their courage comfort those of us who are afflicted and afflict those of us who are comfortable.

Shane Claiborne

Author, Activist, and Recovering Sinner


The Loecken family doesn’t just believe our national creed … “that all men are created equal”… they live it. Their actions affirm the dignity of those in need, and their story will inspire you to do the same.

Dr. John Perkins

Pastor, Social Entrepreneur, and author of Let Justice Roll Down


Jay and Beth Loecken’s lives were changed after a missions trip to Africa showed them the importance of human relationships and the uselessness of our earthly possessions. They sold everything they own and embarked on a tour performing random acts of kindness to all that they met. Their amazing story will inspire you to appreciate the simple joy of serving others.

Matthew Barnett

Pastor and Co-founder of the Dream Center


The Loecken family lives on purpose. Their story, will inspire you because they embody biblical passion and pursue relationships intentionally, courageously and authentically. I have spent hours with Jay and Beth and I can assure you—they are the real deal. Their ministry will move you to transform your passions into action, just as they did.

Dr. Tim Elmore

President of GrowingLeaders.com


Most of us take Jesus’ words with a grain of salt.  After all, he asked for some pretty extreme commitment.  Well Jay and Beth Loecken and family are not those people.  They have sold out and bought in.  They threw caution and comfort to the wind, and bet the farm, literally, that following Jesus was the adventure they wanted to live.  Goodbye house, hello RV.  You’re going to want to read their story.  Better yet, you’re going to want to meet this family.

Terry Esau

Author of Blue Collar God/White Collar God, Surprise Me, and Be The Surprise


Our church has been forever changed as a result of having the Passion to Action bus stop over in our parking lot for a weekend. The Loecken familly challenged our congregation to serve and to empower others with a passion that flows from the very heart of God. We were inspired by their faith story and mission of mercy, sacrifice and service. We have been mobilized to “get out of our building” and embrace the unique opportunity God has given us to make an eternal difference in our neighborhood. We are excited about Jay and Beth’s vision and look forward to partnering with them again for the Kingdom.

Dan Johnson

Senior Pastor, Plymouth Covenant Church, Plymouth, MN

We recently had the Loecken family in our church for a “Passion to Action” weekend.  I must say, that it was one of the most encouraging and yet challenging weekends we have had at Discovery Pointe in sometime.  Jay, Beth and the children, were a blessing to our church.  They showed us what it means to put your faith in action and as a result, we had 70 people go out and serve others in our city on our “Serve Sunday.”  The passion, simplicity and authenticity of the Loecken family was refreshing and encouraging to me as a Pastor.  I encourage you to prayerfully consider having the Loecken’s share their lives with your church and or ministry.  Warning…you and your people may never be the same.

Greg Salyer

Pastor, Discovery Pointe Church, Phoenix, Arizona


Preaching “love your neighbor” is easy. Actually loving your neighbor like Jesus told us to do is authentic discipleship. Jay, Beth and the kids have reminded me what real love and obedience to Jesus is.

Jeff Evans

Senior Pastor, The Vine Church, Rancho Cucamonga, CA