About Jeff

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Jeff is a pastor and ministry leader with more than twenty years of experience. Since 2017 Jeff has served with InterVarsity Press where he leads marketing for IVP Academic. 

He has taken a leading role in developing content marketing channels for IVP and leaning into digital marketing including branded content partnership with Christianity Today.

His work at IVP combines his interest in academic theology, history, and biblical studies with his desire to resource both the church and the academy. 

Prior to that, he 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 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 (11) and Eliza (9).  

The Gissing family lives in Wheaton.