Jeff was born in Jacksonville, Florida but grew up in Mobile, Alabama. At the age of 15, Jeff realized his need for Jesus and gave his life to Christ.
Jeff most recently served as the Senior Pastor of Geyer Springs First Baptist Church in Little Rock, Arkansas. (2010-2015) Jeff’s focus during his time at Geyer Springs was to move the people beyond the walls of the church. Under Jeff’s leadership, Geyer Springs developed three ministry centers and planted ten churches on the international, national, and local levels. Jeff was the Senior Pastor of First Baptist Church of Temple Terrace in Temple Terrace, Florida from 2002-2010. Temple Terrace is located 2.5 miles from the University of South Florida. Under Jeff’s leadership, the church began a Sunday night service for college students that grew to 500. Jeff believes that any church that is located across the street from a university has a tremendous opportunity to impact the world with the gospel. Before serving as Senior Pastor at Temple, Jeff was the Minister to Children.
When asked about the role of a pastor, Jeff responded, “The pastor should spend significant time in prayer and the Word. This is where wisdom and power come from. Through Bible Study and prayer, a pastor develops a vision to mature the Body and lead them to fulfill the mission of the church.” When asked about his passion in ministry, Jeff responded, “I am passionate about creating a Kingdom mentality… a church that is more concerned about the Gospel changing lives than having the biggest church in town… a church that thinks bigger than themselves. I am passionate about seeing people take bold steps of faith and watching God work miracles in and through their lives.”