- Specialist, Church Ministries
Jeff was born in San Francisco, CA, and then later moved to Michigan where he began his work in the ministry. Grenell has worked for 14 years as a youth pastor in Indiana, Michigan, and Ohio; 5 years as a lead pastor and church planter in Michigan; and 5 years as an evangelist all across the United States. These positions have led him around the country touching the lives of many people. Grenell has taught at North Central University since 2006. Not only does he teach in the Youth, Pastoral, and Evangelism departments, he also plays active roles in many of the schools committees, including being basketball coach for NCU's NCAA III Women's Basketball Team.
With a diverse range of experiences, Jeff Grenell enjoys sharing his knowledge of youth culture, church planting, and pastoring in an emerging culture, and various aspects of worship and worship leading. There is no lack of energy or creativity in Grenell's ministry to impact students, youth leaders, volunteers, and pastors.
Outside of speaking engagements, Grenell has carved out time to record four worship albums with his self-titled band. Jeff also enjoys sports and loves to coach, as well as lead FCA (Fellowship of Christian Athletes) for high school students.
Whether speaking to a gym full of teenagers, instructing at an annual youth workers conference, or leading worship with his band, Grenell will inspire his audience. Crafting spiritual guidance and vision into lives for over two decades, Jeff Grenell has a passion for marrying biblical truth with modern culture.