|Jeff grew up in Charlotte, North Carolina, and went to East Carolina University where he majored in Illustration and Graphic Design. Jeff received a Master's in Theology of Divinity and a Doctorate of Ministry from Southwestern Theological Seminary where his doctoral work focused on Christian apologetics. He was named one of SWBT's best preachers and was recognized for his doctoral project in his graduating class. After seminary he came to Park Cities Baptist Church as the Minister to Students for many years and then became the Minister to Young Marrieds and later, Minister over all Married Adults. In addition, he led the Men's Ministry and, as the Associate Pastor, was the founder and speaker for Fast Break, a ministry that presented biblical truth to thousands within the business community.|
In 1999, Jeff was called as Senior Pastor of FBC McKinney. Under his leadership as pastor, FBC McKinney saw explosive growth, becoming one of the fastest growing churches in North America (according to Outreach Magazine). Jeff came full circle when he returned to PCBC in September 2010, as the Senior Pastor. He has a great desire to see the larger body of Christ work together toward unity in diversity. His unique passion is to unite the Church across racial, economic, and cultural lines, in order to see a Gospel Movement in our city, in our time. He describes his God-given mission as one who has been called to preach the Gospel to Church, so that we might rescue one another from cultural Christianity, to follow Jesus every day.
Jeff is married to Stacy, and they are parents to three children - twin daughters, Whitney and Emily, and a son, Travis.