About

Contact: Jeff@praiseandlove.net

My ministry focused on the poor, imprisoned, sin, and dying. Currently I work as a jail and prison pastor in the Kalamazoo area, and I also am involved in teaching ministry at a mainstream church in Kalamazoo. I have been a pastor in the Church of the Nazarene, and to low income residents of Michigan at the chapel at the High Rise low-income facility in Adrian, MI. I am also a university lecturer in philosophy, a church praise band drummer, an amateur painter and sculptor, and I play the didgeridoo. I now live in SW Michigan, and I love lake effect snow!

Theologically, I align to a significant degree with Wesleyan holiness theology, especially regarding Wesleyan hamartiology and the theology of sinless perfection. But, I embrace much about Calvinism, such as Calvinist election theology. In the end, I believe that if we are all following the Word, praying without ceasing, and loving God above all, with our eyes fixed on Him, in a life of ceaseless faith, then the distinctions between Christians fade away, and Christians become one mind (Phil. 2:2).