Jeff is currently serving on the Student Leadership University Team as the Executive Director of the LIFT Tour and Youth Pastor Summit. He is also affectionately known as our Chief Hope Officer. Jeff is nationally known as an urban ministry communicator, innovator, and leader. His straight-forward, illustrative and in your face style of communication has impacted the lives of thousands of students and youth leaders around the world. His transparency, compassion for others, passion for students, love for ministry, and experience makes him an asset to the body of Christ and to leaders looking to take their ministry to the next level and beyond the box. He understands the importance of being a balanced communicator by having an inspirational and creative delivery to capture and captivate the audience in which he is speaking to.
For the previous 20 years Jeff has served as Pastor of Youth Development at Peace Baptist Church in Decatur, Georgia, where he oversaw all of the children, student, and young adult programming and then he transitioned to the role of Executive Pastor at Peace Baptist. Jeff is also the Founder of FrontLine Urban Resources, Inc., which is an organization that provides resources and trainings to help leaders engage an evolving generation of families as well as teaching them how to redefine and reshape their traditional views of urban culture. Jeff received his undergraduate education from Morehouse College in Atlanta, Georgia and he is in the process of completing his M.Div. from Indiana Wesleyan University. Following the completion of the M.Div. program, Jeff has plans to pursue his PhD.
Jeff has produced several resources designed to empower and equip youth leaders, parents, and students in urban environments. He is the author of “Urban Ministry from Start to Finish”, co-author of “Everybody’s Urban”, “Urban LIVE curriculum”, “The Skinny on Communication” and “99 Things Every Guy Should Know”. He is a writer in the Simple Truth Bible and a contributor in Reggie Joiner’s “Creating a Lead Small Culture” book. Jeff enjoys doing life with his wife Quovadis and three boys, Jeffrey, Christopher, and Cameron.