DMin Trinity International University
MA Fuller Theological Seminary


Teaching students what to know and how to do youth ministry in all its various forms; Writing books (22) and national magazine articles (150); Leading parenting seminars; Speaking to adults and youth at conventions and churches in every state but Alaska and worldwide (17 countries).

Why Jessup

It is the students. The ones who travel long distance each day to get to school. The ones who work two jobs or who work a job and a ministry and still put the time into their classes. The ones, who are busy with their own concerns, pour their lives into others in need. Students who go on after school to do things that make God smile.

Favorite Class to Teach

Too difficult a question, I so much enjoy teaching all of my classes.

My Inspiration

The life, death and resurrection of Jesus.

Recent Work/Scholarship

Completed “A Youth Worker’s Commentary on James” with David Nystrom.