Jack Jezreel holds an undergraduate degree in Philosophy and Religion from Furman University and a Master of Divinity degree from the University of Notre Dame. He spent six years in an intentional community, providing basic and emergency services to homeless men and women in Colorado, before directing his attention to transformative education, mostly focused on how to encourage churches to be engaged in outreach and social change.
Jack has over 25 years of experience working in social ministry and spent eight of those years at a church in Louisville, Kentucky developing a conversion-based justice formation program,JustFaith, which has had extraordinary results and has been recognized nationally as a potent strategy for empowering social ministry. Several highly respected, poverty-focused, faith-based organizations, including Bread for the World, are partners and supporters of JustFaith and over 60,000 people in the United States and Canada have participated in the program.
Jack is a popular national speaker and teacher. In 2006, he received the Harry A. Fagan Award for his unique contribution to the Church’s social mission. He also wrote the book, A New Way to Be Church: Parish Renewal from the Outside. To read more, click here.