Greenwell Springs Has New Pastor
Greenwell Springs Baptist Church will welcome a new full-time senior pastor this Sunday after a one-year search. Rev. Jeff Meyers comes to Greenwell Springs from Conyers, Georgia.
Those who know Rev. Meyers describe him as a man who is passionate about his personal faith in Jesus Christ, his wife Traci and their three boys, and his calling to be the Senior Pastor of a local church. Wife Traci is fond of saying, “Life with Jeff is never dull!”
Jeff said his faith was grounded at an early age while being raised in an active Christian home. His dad is a deacon and his mother is an active Sunday school teacher and choir member.
Jeff said he was saved at the age of seven and immediately followed in believer’s baptism. Since his salvation, Jeff has continually pursued the things of God with a primary emphasis upon knowing and applying the Bible to his daily life.
When the time allows, he admits to being a “sports-a-holic.” However, his “playing days” are now typically replaced by the enjoyment of watching his three boys compete.
Outside of his personal faith, Rev. Meyers said family comes first in his life. Jeff and Traci celebrated their 17th anniversary in March 2013. They met as students at Baylor University and married while Traci was attending Baylor University and Jeff was in seminary.
Traci worked as a 1st grade and kindergarten teacher before their first son, Marshall, was born. Since then, they have had two more boys George and Jonathan, better known as J.J. Marshall is 11, George is 8, and J.J. is 7. In addition to the daily responsibilities of their home and the children, Traci has served as a facilitator and participant in women’s ministries and Bible studies.
Jeff said he was called into vocational ministry. At 17, he publicly accepted his call into ministry. This led him to Baylor University to pursue a B. A. in religious studies. He followed this training with a Master of Divinity in Biblical Languages and a Doctor of Philosophy from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary in Fort Worth, Texas.
His 22 years of experience in various ministerial roles include youth ministry, recreation ministry, associate pastor, teaching pastor, vocational evangelist, and senior pastor. Jeff’s ministerial passion lies in studying and teaching the word of God and allowing God to communicate His truths in an in-depth yet relevant manner.
Pastor Jeff will preach his first message this Sunday morning, Aug. 11 at 10:30 a.m. He will also preach in the evening service at 6 p.m. There will be a special installation service on August 18 at 6 p.m. conducted by Dr. Tommy Middleton, director of missions for the Baptist Association of Greater Baton Rouge, and Tony Perkins, transitional pastor and president of the Family Research Council.
Greenwell Springs Baptist Church is located at 19421 Greenwell Springs Road, Greenwell Springs, LA. For more information, call 225-261-2246 or go to www.gsbcla.com.