Jean Ann Rush, Ministry Assistant
(901) 853-2668 Ext. 109
Birthday: March 4
Originally from: Saltillo, Mississippi
Education background: B.S. from Mississippi State University, Starkville, MS • M.Ed. from Mississippi State University, Starkville, MS • M.Div. from New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary, New Orleans, LA • D.Min. from New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary, New Orleans, LA
Ministry background: Pastor of New Hope Baptist Church, Folsome, LA, 1984-86 • Pastor of Mullins Station Baptist Church, Memphis, TN, 1986-94 • Senior Pastor of First Baptist Church, Richland, MS, 1994-2003
I started working for CFBC: March 16, 2003
My family: My wife, Darlene; our daughter Heather (and her husband Vic Shivers) and our son Zac; and our grandchildren, Cade and Aynsley
My role at CFBC: God has called me to CFBC to provide spiritual leadership, to preach the Word, to minister to those in need and to challenge the Body to make a kingdom difference in the world.
Personal story: I was a high school football coach and teacher when God called me to preach at the age of 30. Darlene and I prayed through this matter of God’s call and felt impressed that this was God’s will for our lives. I resigned my coaching and teaching job and moved my family to New Orleans where I pursued a Master of Divinity degree. My goal is to serve Jesus faithfully until the day I die or He comes again!
Favorite book of the Bible: Gospel of John
Recent books I’ve enjoyed: Epicenter by Joel Rosenburg, Life Wide Open by David Jeremiah, Truth War by John MacArthur and One Heartbeat Away by Mark Cahill
Most fulfilling part of my job: Standing before God’s people on Sunday and proclaiming His Word in the power and anointing of the Holy Spirit.
Places of service available in my ministry: Serve in CFBC's prayer ministry – “God’s 300.” I would love for you to be one of 300 believers in this church who will commit to pray weekly for this Body to glorify God, to be totally committed to Jesus Christ and to be a part of advancing His kingdom locally, nationally and globally.
Spiritual gifts: Prophecy, leadership and teaching
I hope heaven includes: Great food and fellowship with the Lord Jesus and with my church family
The smartest thing I’ve ever done: Beyond giving my heart to Christ, it has to be the day I married Darlene
The best way to pray for me: Pray that God will fill me with the Holy Spirit • Pray that God will guide and anoint my preaching • Pray that the Lord will give me opportunities to lead many people to Christ • Pray that the Lord will bring about explosive spiritual growth at CFBC