Pastor Jeff was ordained to preach the gospel in April of 1987, after completing his B.A. in Bible and Pastoral Training at Welch College in Nashville, TN, in 1986. He then pursued his Masters of Divinity at Bob Jones University in Greenville, SC, and graduated in May of 1990. Two months later Jeff assumed the Youth Pastor position at Unity. After one year of working with the young people, the church called Jeff as Pastor, the position he has held for the last 28 years. While serving as pastor, Jeff completed his Doctor of Ministry degree in Expository Preaching from Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in Louisville, KY, and graduated in December, 2002. He and his wife, Jennifer, were married on May 25, 1985, and have three children: Jena (married to Jon Hart), Jake (married to Haley), and Joanna (married to Will Wilder). He is "Pops" to two grandchildren, Zeke and Iva Mae.