For nearly 40 years Jeff has ministered to people through music, preaching and teaching. At 14 he was asked to lead the worship team and choir for First Church of the Nazarene in Augusta, GA.
Later he was able to sing with Amy Grant and Michael W. Smith on Christian campuses in Nashville. He attended Trevecca Nazarene College (now University) in Nashville but graduated from Vanderbilt University.
After college he focused on his main field of study, which was Sports Medicine, and became a nationally recognized speaker in the health club industry. But he never forgot his roots and continued to work with churches, youth groups, Bill Gothard’s Institute on Basic Youth Conflicts, and Campus Crusade for Christ.
In 2006 Jeff and his wife Lisa, while under the covering of The Missionary Church International, founded Operation Turn-Around Ministries in Greenville, SC. This ministry focused on at-risk youth and the forgotten youth taken in by the Department of Social Services offering hope where it seemed all hope was gone.
In 2007 Jeff was asked to be on the Advisory Counsel for Living Truth an organization to help organize small groups out of indigenous ministries in persecuted countries like Pakistan, and India, and parts of Africa. Later that year he joined the National Association of Christian Ministers.
Jeff and Lisa developed a homeless response team called HRT Upstate. HRT Upstate fed more than 3000 meals per quarter to the homeless and shut ins. It closed in 2015.
During their affiliation with the NACM, Jeff and Lisa, ran events for the ministry, ordained ministers around the world, started the first-ever prayer line for the ministry and counseled ministers in their time of need.
In late 2016, the Lord called Jeff and Lisa to open the International Christian Ministers Association. Additionally, Jeff works in the Kingdom as a Christian Life Coach marriage counseling, healing and deliverance.