College of Adult and Professional Studies

Jim Jessup

College of Adult and Professional Studies

  • Ph.D. University of North Texas (in progress)
  • D.Min. Assemblies of God Theological Seminary
  • M.A. Dallas Baptist University
  • B.S. Southwestern AG University


I was born at an early age in Kalamazoo, Michigan. (Yes, there really is a Kalamazoo.) So far, I have lived in Michigan, Illinois, Texas, Florida, California, Idaho, Washington, Connecticut, and South Carolina. Thus, I pretty much have the east – west – north – south of the US covered. My favorite place to live is wherever I happen to be at the time.

I was in the US Navy for 10 years in electronics and nuclear power (reactor operator), and served in submarines. (Sailors serve “on” surface ships and “in” submarines, for obvious reasons). My boat refitted out of Spain, Scotland, and Charleston, and I was stationed twice in Idaho. (Yes, the US Navy submarine service had a strong presence in Idaho – a very interesting story.)

Many years were spent as faculty and administration at these universities: Southwestern AG University (TX), Bethany University (CA), Southeastern University (FL), and Northwest University (WA).

I had the privilege of pastoring two churches in Texas and several associate pastorates throughout the country.


My lovely bride Sharon and I enjoy photography.