“Jeff is a seasoned leader whose ministry experience and resources will bring incredible value to our church and parachurch clients,” said Ed Fry, president of FaithSearch. “He has a deep commitment to Christ and a sincere understanding of the ministry culture. He will be a valuable asset to our team.”
Jernigan, an internationally recognized leader and consultant, has earned a reputation for his ability to bring change, growth, healing and restoration to churches and other faith-based organizations. He has served as pastor, counselor, teacher and administrator in a number of ministry settings including Saddleback Community Church and Corona Friends Church.
He helped found several Christian organizations including Olive Branch International, Life Purpose Coaching Centers International®, Peopleworks International Incorporated and the Hidden Value Group, LLC. For these and other initiatives, Jernigan was featured in Church Executive Magazine for leadership excellence.
Since 1983, a number of Jernigan’s articles have been published and he’s authored 11 books, including The Power of a Loving Man and Tilt. He has also gained publishing and editorial experience through his work with NavPress, Focus on the Family and Minirth Meier New Life Clinics.
Jernigan has worked for many years as an educator. He is a Master Teacher with the International Association for Continuing Education and Training and has spoken to audiences worldwide. Recently, his work in faith-based hospital systems became nationally recognized and is now taught through the Life Purpose Coaching Centers International.
“God’s fingerprints are definitely on this relationship,” said Jernigan of joining the FaithSearch family. “All of my professional experiences leading up to this point have prepared me in a way that makes this appointment a perfect fit.”
Recently Jernigan was named the Southern California Religious Entrepreneur of the Year and received an award from the Gallup Organization for National Faith-Based Healthcare Excellence for Culture Change.
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FaithSearch Partners is one of the nation’s leading retained executive search firms and is the only one of its kind focused exclusively on identifying and recruiting leaders for churches, parachurch organizations, as well as faith-based hospitals and healthcare systems. Combined, consultants at FaithSearch Partners have successfully managed more than 450 executive-level searches for numerous high-profile faith-based organizations across the country. Its website can be found at www.faithsearchpartners.com.