William Jessup University seeks to train Christians who serve in their churches and make a Kingdom impact. The financial support from our partner churches makes this possible.

Become a Partner Church

Would your church like to become a “Partner Church” to assist William Jessup University in its mission of training Christians for leadership in the Church and society? All funds donated by the church go toward student scholarships and grants so that students with financial need or demonstrated achievement are assisted in their academic pursuits. Please contact Jim Jessup, Director of Church Relations to find out how to begin a partnership with WJU.

Jim Jessup
jjessup [at] jessup [dot] edu
916-577-1802

Church Partner Grant

Students who are members of partner churches are eligible for a Church Partner Grant ranging from $2000 to $8000 per academic year. Students should download the application form and give it to their pastor to be filled out and sent in to the Church Relations Office. Funds are limited. This grant must be applied for each year. Early application is recommended.

Download Church Partner Grant Application

About Jim Jessup


Jim Jessup is the grandson of William Jessup. Jim graduated from San Jose Bible College (now WJU) and was ordained into pastoral ministry in 1987. He received his master’s degree from Lincoln Christian Seminary in Illinois in 1991. He served as a pastor for 11 years and since 2003 he has been the Director of Church Relations for William Jessup University. He speaks frequently in various churches, retreat gatherings and at Christian schools on the West Coast. His work is primarily in resourcing The Church and encouraging partnership and support from all Christ-centered Churches. He has been married to Liz since 1985 and has two grown, married children (all WJU grads) and two grandsons (future alumni).

Thank you to our Church Partners