Jeff is a pastor and ministry leader with more than twenty years of experience. He currently serves as Transitional Pastor + Head of Staff at Westminster Presbyterian Church in Aurora, Illinois.
Prior to that Jeff served InterVarsity Press where he led marketing for IVP Academic for three years. He also served as Associate Pastor at the 2,500-member First Presbyterian Church of Bethlehem (PA) during its contentious transition from the Presbyterian Church (USA) to the ECO, A Covenant Order of Evangelical Presbyterians. After losing its property the congregation became known as Grace Church Bethlehem.
Jeff oversaw the cradle-to-grave discipleship ministry of the congregation, preached regularly, taught adult Bible classes, and led worship (including weddings and funerals).
In addition, Jeff has more than ten years of experience as a campus minister serving graduate students and faculty at top-tier universities including the University of North Carolina — Chapel Hill, Duke University, and Wake Forest University.
He is married to Anna (an academic editor at IVP) and father to Nathan (12) and Eliza (10).
The Gissing family lives in Wheaton.