Jeff became a Christian while in college at Carson Newman in Jefferson City Tennessee. While there he wrestled, earned All American honors and represented the USA in 1985 in Greece, Paris and Yugoslavia. He spends most of his spare time now raising his three children, hunting ducks, and occasionally playing a round of golf. He has been a camp speaker, guest lecturer and teacher in various seminary and college classes on the topic of student ministry. Jeff currently serves as the Director of LifeWay Student Publishing as well as the Student Minister at Tulip Grove Baptist Church outside of Nashville, TN.