Meet Brother Jeff Toms, Ebenezer Baptist Church’s Children’s Coordinator. Jeff grew up in West Monroe and moved to the Caney Lake area in 1994. He and his wife Dawn have four children, nine grandchildren, and one grandchild on the way. A testament to their love of Christ, two of Jeff and Dawn’s children were called into youth ministry. Their son-in-law, Josh Jones, is also the youth minister at Ebenezer Baptist.
Jeff starts each day with prayer and the three bible verses shown below, feeling that if he can recite these to himself throughout the day that the day will be a good one.
Psalm 118:24– This is the day that the Lord has made; let us rejoice and be glad in it.
John 15:12- My command is this: Love each other as I have loved you.
1st Corinthians 10:31– So whether you eat or drink or whatever you do, do it all for the glory of God.
Jeff is an active member of Ebenezer’s choir. He loves all worship songs, but his favorites are “It is Well” and “Give Me Jesus”. Brother Jeff feels that the greatest benefit that Ebenezer Baptist Church has to offer those looking for a home church is that we are a Family of Families. Our church ministry serves all individual ages but truly brings the family together through all of our worship opportunities.
As part of that ministry, God called Jeff to provide our children with age-appropriate church services. Ten years ago, Jeff learned the art of ventriloquism. What started out with one puppet has grown now to seven different characters that are used to bring our little God’s word each Sunday.
What is Jeff’s favorite part of ministry?
“I say all the time when someone sees a young child run up and give me a great big hug- that’s one of the perks of doing Children’s Church.”
Ebenezer Baptist Church is so blessed to have Brother Jeff Toms minister to our children. He lights up the room with his smile and his love of Christ is seen throughout his daily actions.
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