Jeff has served as a pastor in the Texas Annual Conference for the past 15 years. Currently he is the Director of New Church Starts for the Texas Annual Conference overseeing the formation of new congregations throughout the Conference. Prior to his current appointment he planted and pastored a growing new congregation called Dayspring UMC in Tyler, Texas. Jeff holds degrees in Speech Communication and Spanish. He has a Master of Divinity Degree from Perkins School of Theology and a Doctorate of Ministry from Houston Graduate School of Theology.
Jeff came to faith at FUMC in Conroe, Texas at the age of 21. It is at FUMC Conroe that he met and married his wife. They have been married for 17 years and have two children.