Bio

Contact: Jeff@praiseandlove.net

I focus on ministry to the poor and those in extreme need, especially prison and jail ministry. I am also currently involved in teaching ministry at a mainstream nondenominational 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 with mostly with Wesleyan theology, and I believe in Wesleyan sinless perfection. But, I embrace much about the opposites of those views, such as Calvinist election. In the end, 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)–that is what is important.