Jeff was born and raised in East Tennessee and holds a bachelor’s degree in Biblical Studies. He has been in ministry since 2004 and has had the opportunity to start two student ministries from the ground up. Jeff currently serves as a Student Pastor at Faith Promise Church in Knoxville, TN, and leads a campus of over 500 students. Jeff also runs and writes at ymLead.com, an online leadership network for youth workers, and is the author of the book #Goals: Setting Goals to Move You Forward.
Jeff’s goal in ministry is to lead students to know and follow Jesus in a way that affects every part of their life, and to raise up next-generation leaders to have an even greater impact. More than anything, Jeff enjoys sharing life and adventures with his wife Candis and their two boys, Malachi and Imri.