Jeff began his ministry at First Baptist in October 2019. He previously served churches in Georgia, Kentucky, and North Carolina. He has earned degrees from Brewton Parker College, Mercer University, Southern Seminary, and most recently, the Doctor of Worship Studies degree from The Robert E. Webber School of Worship Studies. His career experience in ministry has largely been in the areas of music, worship, and administration. As a pastoral musician, Jeff’s greatest desire is to use music and the arts as formational tools to help create spaces for worshipers to divinely encounter their Creator.
Jeff is married to his best friend and love of his life, Lisa, who currently serves as an assistant principal at Rolesville High School. They are the proud parents of two grown children, Brandon and Kathryn, a wonderful daughter-in-law, Sally, and have two nearly perfect grandchildren, Skylar and Jaxon. When not working, Jeff enjoys reading, cooking on the green egg, watching college sports, and figuring out how to make technology work for him.