Pastor Jeff, otherwise known as “Pastor JJ”, is a full-time vocational elder, and received his Master of Divinity from Reformed Baptist Seminary. Pastor JJ, grew up in South Carolina with the blessing of two loving parents and was saved at the age of 17. For a few years, he served as an associate pastor in a Southern Baptist Church in SC. Becoming convinced of Reformed theology at 20 years of age, he joined Covenant Reformed Baptist Church in Easley, SC. In November 2005, after several years of being a member, he was installed as a non-vocational elder. In January 2008, he and his wife made the transition from the temperate climate of the Carolinas to Grand Rapids and was ordained as a pastor for GIRBC, where he has faithfully served ever since. Pastor JJ is one of our primary preaching pastors and is also intimately involved with our counseling ministry and our substance abuse ministry.Pastor Jeff and his wife, Lisa, have been married for 14 years with two children, Jacob and Savannah. Pastor JJ likes to play golf, fishing, and he LOVES a nice-sized serving of mac ‘n cheese.