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Jeff S.

Eldredge
5920 East University Blvd. Apt #4218 Dallas, TX 75206 jeff.s.eldredge@gmail.com 205.821.9909

Ministry Philosophy: As a follower of Jesus


Christ, I am passionate about seeing lost people
come to know the Savior. I love witnessing the
hunger and satisfaction of one who hears Gods
word, understands, and goes out with joy to bear
fruit. Therefore, my focus is people and building
up the community of faith through serving my
fellow brothers and sisters in the Lord.

Conversion: As a child I was raised going to


church, and I learned about Jesus through Sunday
School and a yearly VBS. However, this
foundation didnt stay with me into my teenage
years as I walked away from attending church
and the faith altogether. My dads death in 2005
caused me to reckon with my own mortality, so I
began an earnest search for truth. God sent one of
His servants to reach out to me, and I was born
again in the Fall of 2007 just after my twenty-first
birthday.

Calling: A Christian co-worker at my first job


out of college noticed that I was going through an
internal struggle. She perceived my passion for
Gods word and suggested that I think about
pursuing full-time ministry. Now, as Ive gone
through seminary training, my calling to full-time
ministry has been strengthened and solidified.

Jeff and Caitlin

Childhood: I grew up in Birmingham,


Alabama along with my two sisters,
Amanda and Joanna. My mothers name is
Mary, and my late fathers name is Larry.

Marital Commitment: I met my

wife, Caitlin, in 2008 at The University of


Alabama. We attended the same high
school but didnt get to know one another
until college. Caitlin appreciated my
newfound passion for the Lord, and I
appreciated my wifes boldness to speak
about her faith as well as her passion for
reaching youth. We got married in the Fall
of 2010 and recently celebrated four years
together. Currently, my wife teaches
Spanish at a public high school, and we
are expecting our first child in May 2015!

Interests: singing, playing guitar,

sports of all kinds, and taking care of our


pug, Ralph.

JEFF S. ELDREDGE

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FORMAL EDUCATION
Spiritual Giftedness and Strengths:
Evangelism
Service
Teaching
Mercy/Compassion

Graduate:
Dallas Theological Seminary, Dallas, TX
Master of TheologyAugust/2015 (in progress)
Emphasis: Pastoral Theology and Practice
Undergraduate:
The University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa, AL
Bachelor of ArtsMay/2010
Major: Advertising
Minor: English

Jeff talking to a young man named Christian about the


Savior at the State Fair of Texas

Jeff leading praise and worship at City Church


International

Jeff serving at the childrens art tent during City Church


Internationals neighborhood outreach

JEFF S. ELDREDGE

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MINISTRY EXPERIENCE
Need Him Global, Jan/2014Dec/2014
Plano, TX
Resident Leader.
Shared the Gospel with seekers around the world through online chats, text messages, and phone
calls (20 hours per week)
Connected those in a relationship with Jesus Christ to other Christians and resources for
community, accountability, and growth
Led a small team of volunteers in their growth as evangelists and service to the ministry
City Church International - English/Latino Services, Sept/2011present
Dallas, TX
Church Member.
Co-led youth on Wednesday nights, served on the praise band on Wednesdays and Sundays (vocals
and guitar), and conducted one-on-one discipleship meetings during internship with CCI Latino
ministry
Led community group in singing worship songs and Bible teaching on Sunday nights (bi-weekly)
Managed and served (along with my wife) the childrens art tent at our churchs neighborhood
outreach twice a year
Dallas Theological Seminary, Aug/2013May/2015
Dallas, TX
Spiritual Formation Mens Group Leader.
Planned and facilitated weekly meetings during the academic year
Led fellow DTS students through Spiritual Formation curriculum and ministered to their individual
needs
Dallas Evangelism Fellowship Aug/2013May/2015
Dallas, TX
Club Officer.
Equipped fellow seminary students to share the Gospel effectively
Engaged various local communities by going out and sharing the Gospel with them
Full Gospel Businessmens Fellowship, Sept/2013Oct/2014
Dallas, TX
Shift Leader at the State Fair of Texas Gospel Outreach.
Recruited volunteer team
Led a team of volunteers during a six hour shift, engaging fair-goers with the Good News about
Jesus Christ
Gulf Breeze United Methodist Church, May/2011Aug/2011
Gulf Breeze, FL
Interim Youth Pastor.
Planned and directed summer activities for the youth program
Co-led Sunday youth worship services
Raised up a brand-new youth praise band and equipped them for leading other students in worship

JEFF S. ELDREDGE

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WORK EXPERIENCE
ChemDry Carpet Cleaning, Sept/2011Aug/2012
Dallas, TX
Carpet Cleaning Technician. My responsibilities included prepping and closing up the
warehouse, making routes throughout Dallas-Fort Worth, and cleaning carpets, rugs, and upholstery
for customers.
The Blake: Assisted Living and Retirement Community, Dec/2010June/2011
Gulf Breeze, FL
Personal Assistant. My responsibilities included cleaning the building, assisting residents
during the night, and helping residents get ready for breakfast in the morning. I learned valuable
lessons in humility and service during my time at the Blake.
Brusters Ice Cream, May/2005Nov/2007
Birmingham, AL
Assistant Manager. My responsibilities included opening the store, training and managing
other co-workers, and customer service.

REFERENCES
Luis Roman
Ministry Mentor
Associate Pastor - City Church International
1530 N. Carroll Avenue
Dallas, TX 75204
(214) 491-2132
luis.r@citychurchintl.org

Christopher Phillips
Community Group Leader
Elder - City Church International
1530 N. Carroll Avenue
Dallas, TX 75204
(214) 662-0325
christopher.j.phillips@gsk.com

Pete Miller
Supervisor
Chief Operating Officer
Need Him Global
2001 W. Plano Pkwy. Suite 1400
Plano, TX 75075
(214) 789-8676
pete@needhim.org

Chad Bradley
Fellow Student and Friend
DEF Club Officer
Dallas Theological Seminary
3909 Swiss Avenue
Dallas, TX 75204
(406) 471-4986
chadleybradley@gmail.com

Additional references available upon request.