Assistant Minister of Youth and Families
Jeff was raised by a single mother in a nominally Christian home in the Richmond, Virginia area. He attended several different churches while growing up, everything from Southern Baptist to Methodist, to Assembly of God. For various reasons we never developed roots in any of the churches he visited. That all changed in the fall of 2011 when he was invited by a dear friend, named Bethany to attend a local Independent Baptist church with her and her family. The Lord used that church and the power of His Word to completely transform his life. For it is no empty word for you, but your very life,- Deuteronomy 32:47a. Over the course of the next couple of months, He wound up quitting his second job so he could attend evening services as well. He wanted to know Jesus better.
After a couple of years of deep personal study, Jeff became convinced of the Reformed Faith. He also was gradually afforded more and more teaching opportunities in the church to the point where Bethany (by this point his wife) encouraged him to apply for seminary. With her support and encouragement, they moved to Greenville in the Summer of 2018 with their daughter Brooke, where he pursued and graduated with an M.Div. from Reformed Theological Seminary – Charlotte. Shortly after arriving in Greenville, the Lord led Jeff and his family to Second Presbyterian Church. Jeff counts it is an honor to serve Christ by serving his saints.