Jeff moved to FBC Mustang in May 2012, where he serves as the Executive Pastor. Jeff was born and raised just outside of Boston, MA, and then moved to Oklahoma to study at Mid-America Christian University in Oklahoma City. He spent many years in the secular workforce before entering full-time ministry. Jeff served for 8 years at Southern Hills Baptist Church in OKC prior to moving to FBC Mustang.
Family: He married Shawnna (Shipley) August 5th, 1995. They have three children – Aleigh (22); Collin (18); Kinlee (8).
Education: Mid-America Christian University (B.S. Pastoral Ministry); Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary (M.Div.); Currently pursuing a Master of Arts in Biblical Counseling at The Master's University in CA.
Life Verse(s): “But I do not account my life of any value nor as precious to myself, if only I may finish my course and the ministry that I received from the Lord Jesus, to testify to the gospel of the grace of God.” Acts 20:24
"Thus says the LORD: 'Let not the wise man boast in his wisdom, let not the mighty man boast in his might, let not the rich man boast in his riches, but let him who boasts boast in this, that he understands and knows me, that I am the LORD who practices steadfast love, justice, and righteousness in the earth. For in these things I delight, declares the LORD.'" Jeremiah 9:23-24
Favorite books of the Bible: Romans & Psalms
Favorite Bible character: David
Books you would recommend: The ESV Reader's Bible (6 volume set); Spiritual Disciplines for the Christian Life, by Don Whitney; The Pleasures of God, by John Piper; Tell the Truth, by Will Metzger; Humility, by C.J. Mahaney; Nine Marks of a Healthy Church, by Mark Dever; The Screwtape Letters, by C.S. Lewis; Chosen by God, by R.C. Sproul; 12 Ways Your Phone Is Changing You, Tony Reinke; every book by John MacArthur
Hobbies: Spending time with my family, reading, landscaping, and watching my beloved Boston Red Sox
Favorite Meal: Baked Stuffed "Lobstahh", Mexican, Poppy Seed Chicken
Favorite Vacation Spot: Cape Cod, Florida
Favorite Sports Team(s): Boston Red Sox, New England Patriots, Boston Celtics, Boston Bruins, and Notre Dame Fightin’ Irish
Something people may not know about you that they would find interesting: People are usually surprised when they hear that I am an introvert by nature – I love people and spending time with them – but I get “recharged” when I am alone with a book in my hand; I love Oklahoma but miss the trees and ocean in the Northeast.