Hello… Thank you for visiting this website. My name is Jeff, a good number of folks call me “J.J.”
Just so you know why you are here…
I am the pastor of Juliette Baptist Church in Juliette, Georgia. I have has the honor of preaching all over the United States and working with many different churches, ministries, and organizations all over the globe.
Now the Lord has placed us in Juliette.
Juliette is not only where my church is, but it is also where my home is. These have been some of the most exciting days that I have experienced in ministry of late. Not only has the Lord been working in my life and my family’s lives, we are on the verge of witnessing our community change… In the last few years we have seen literally hundreds upon hundreds of individual lives changed and now are excited for what the Lord is doing, and is going to do here at Juliette Baptist Church. I have a ministry that is super focused on preaching and building disciples and leaders at every level. This focus moves through the individual, to the home, and then to the church. Think about it, our churches will be mirrors of the individuals and homes.
Also, just in case you were wondering, I am currently working toward a doctorate degree and I have an earned master’s degree with an emphasis in pastoral ministry from Temple Baptist Seminary, and a Master of the Arts in Organizational Leadership from Piedmont International University. I completed my undergrad degree at Tennessee Temple University with an emphasis in culture.
I have an awesome wife, Tracy, which the Lord allows us to serve together as a team in ministry. We live in Juliette with three of our children, a weenie dog and a cat. Our family shares the common goals to live on mission with God, grow spiritually, and to tell as many people as possible about Jesus Christ and the new life that can be experienced through knowing Him.
Jeff Lewis (JJ)
Now, here is you a dose of me:
I am a Pastor-Teacher. I am a Navigator. Which is something of a leader, guide, and philosopher all mixed together. The pastor-teacher's role is to lead and navigate by guiding through the opportunities and discovering for themselves and practicing skills in authentic situations. I am a Navigator, that’s what I do.
Remember this: Preaching and Teaching into and around the desires and overall interests of others fosters intrinsic motivation and stimulates the passion to learn. Individuals can learn, groups can learn, and organizations can learn. However, preaching and teaching remains connected to a solid Biblical foundation of truth.
You can teach people anything, but what are you really giving them? Give them Jesus first, then show them from the Bible that the Holy Spirit can light ups all of their life. This includes their knowledge base, skill-set, and overall gifting. Hey, this stuff works in the life of the individual, in the home, on the job, at school, and anywhere. I am a pastor-teacher, a navigator, that’s what I do.
If you grow the people, you will grow your schools, businesses, organizations, and houses of worship. I believe each and every person has the potential to bring something unique and special to the world. I will help all people to develop their potential by believing in them as capable individuals. I will assist all people in discovering who they are, so they can express their own opinions and nurture their own ideas. I have a vision of a world where people learn that there are absolute truths, as well as to respect, accept, and embrace the differences between us all. This is core of what makes life so fascinating, we are all unique and have a purpose. God does not do accidents. I am a pastor-teacher, a navigator, that’s what I do.
The whole world is a classroom and presents an overall unique community of learners that varies not only in abilities, but also in learning styles. My role as a pastor-teacher is to give people the tools with which to cultivate their own gardens of knowledge and understanding. To accomplish this goal, I will teach to the needs of each person so that all learners can feel capable and successful. I will present preaching and teaching into a learning process that involves the interests of the individual and group, as well as makes learning relevant to life. This develops active learners and ties learning into the world community to help all people become caring and active members of society. I am a pastor-teacher, a navigator, that’s what I do.
My preaching and teaching is straightforward and blunt, while also caring, safe, and equitable where each person can blossom and grow. I will allow people to become responsible members of the learning community by using strategies, positive discipline, and foundational truth principles. In showing people how to become responsible for themselves, as well as their own learning, I am giving them the tools to become successful in life, to believe in themselves, and to love themselves. I am a pastor-teacher, a navigator, that’s what I do.
Preaching and Teaching is a lifelong learning process of learning about new philosophies and new strategies, learning from the overall community, learning from colleagues, and especially learning from the people. The Bible does not change, but society and culture does. Yet, the learners in the overall process have taught me to open my mind and my heart to the joys, the excellence, and the diversity of ideas in the world. Because of this, I will never forget how to lead with the new, cherish the old, and laugh with the learners. I am a pastor-teacher, a navigator, that’s what I do.
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