Jack Jezreel explores texts in Matthew and Luke's Gospel that speak to the nature of authentic love and tug toward the vulnerable. The Gospel invitation creates a desire to reorientation that bring both life to the world and life to the believer. The promise is an abundant life!
Jack Jezreel received his B.A. degree in Religion and Philosophy from Furman University in 1979 and his Master of Divinity degree from the University of Notre Dame in 1982. From 1983-88, Jack was a member of a Catholic Worker community, during which time he helped supervise a soup kitchen and three hospitality houses for men and women who were homeless. Jack also became interested in sustainability issues and has been involved in organic agriculture since 1985.
Jack has worked for forty years in justice education. For eight of those years, Jack served as the Minister of Social Responsibility at Church of the Epiphany in Louisville, Kentucky where he first developed the original JustFaith program, which would later be used in parishes and churches across the country.
In 1995, Jack received the Peace and Justice Award from the Archdiocese of Louisville, and in 2006 received the Roundtable of Social Action Directors’ Harry A. Fagan award for his “unique contribution to the Church’s mission.” In 2014 he received the Franciscan Mission Service’s Anselm Moons, OFM Award in recognition of his contributions to “the formation of new disciples for peace, justice and hope.”
Jack is the original author of the JustFaith program and the Founder of JustFaith Ministries, which creates and supports formation processes intended to inspire commitment to social mission. He is a well-traveled speaker and teacher, lives in Louisville, Kentucky, is married with Maggie, and they have three adult daughters and a grandson.