The Jeff Schreve channelLast Updated 2013-05-19T00:00:00
Jeff Schreve's life has been radically changed by Jesus Christ.Growing up in a church-going home, Jeff learned a lot about God, but he did not know God. He believed in Jesus in the same way he believed in George Washington: he knew Jesus was real, but had not personally met Him. All this changed one night after a Young Life meeting. After the meeting, all alone in his bedroom, Jeff saw his need for Christ and His forgiveness. He really opened his heart to Christ and gave himself to Jesus. Jeff was forever changed that night as Jesus Christ came and took up permanent residence in his heart.As a student at the University of Texas, Jeff grew leaps and bounds in his Christian life. He graduated with a degree in business and moved back home to Houston to start his career in the business world. In Houston, he met the love of his life, Debbie Canon, in the Single's Group at Champion Forest Baptist Church. They were married in 1986 and have been blessed with a wonderful relationship and three awesome daughters. A New Direction After spending 13 years as a salesman (Landell Manufacturing, Waste Management, Inc., and Nalco Chemical Co.), God clearly called Jeff to preach. He left his secure position and moved his wife and three girls to North Carolina to attend Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary. It was a scary and difficult move to make, especially for Debbie... but it was one of the best decisions they ever made. Jeff and his family were in NC for one year before God called him to serve on staff at Champion Forest Baptist Church. While serving there, he completed his Master of Divinity degree and graduated from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary in 2000. Jeff was called to become the Senior Pastor of First Baptist Texarkana in 2003. God has tremendously blessed and the church is seeing the Lord change lives, work miracles, and bring unprecedented growth. It is surely exciting as the church Experiences His glory! Personal Insights Jeff is a passionate communicator whose love for the Lord and love for people come out in every sermon he preaches. He thinks the Christian life is the most exciting, fulfilling life of all. He believes it is a terrible sin for a preacher to be boring! Some things he really enjoys: Having fun with his wife and daughters; Spending time with friends; Laughing and making others laugh; Sports (especially basketball, football, racquetball, and golf); and The Texas Longhorns.Watch more From His Heart on LightSource.com
What Every Family Needs
Every family needs a godly culture. Question: Is your family filled with encouragement, spiritual sensitivity, and forgiveness? Those are just some of the essentials to have in a home and family that lives for God and is an example for others in these difficult days. Learn more about "What Every Family Needs", the message from Jeff’s 6 message series called "Modern Family: God’s Wisdom For Today’s Families".