Jenifer Jernigan loves her sisters in Christ with a compassion and faithfulness that inspires others to drop to their knees, to dive deeper into God’s Word, and to see their own potential through Jesus Christ in new and exciting ways.
She is real. She is honest. She is compassionate.
Above all, her love for the Lord is evident, her teaching of the text is inspiring, and her devotion to the Truth is paramount. Jenifer graduated from The Baptist College of Florida in 2000 with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Christian Counseling. An avid student of the Word, Jenifer spends much of her time teaching and writing Bible studies. Her passion is to lead individuals of all ages to dive deeper into God’s Word equipping them to study the Scriptures for themselves instead of living off the regurgitated messages of someone else. Jenifer writes for and is co-owner of Internet Cafe Devotions your online daily dose of encouragement from the Word. Her first Bible study book, Dive Deeper: Finding Deep Faith Beyond Shallow Religion, was published in March 2014 by Thomas Nelson as part of their InScribed Studies Collection.
A note from Jenifer…
“I don’t remember a time growing up that I wasn’t, in some form or fashion, involved in church. My dad is a pastor, and as a “PK” I was always front and center. Many would say that being the “preacher’s kid” would give one an “inside scoop” to the things of God, and on many levels it did, but it also filled my head with mere facts about God. I learned early on to “do church” instead of “be in relationship with God.”
Religion was my best friend, performance my enemy, and emptiness of heart my daily wake up call. I lived life searching for anything that could fill the God-sized void that overshadowed my life; food, sex, alcohol, unhealthy relationships, and money were temporary fixes to the abyss of emptiness that plagued me.
My searching led to nothing but great pain, deep guilt, heavy shame, and grievous bondage. Freedom greeted me on a November night in 2002, as God spoke Truth and healing to my soul through His messenger, Margaret Kennedy. Mrs. Margaret spoke to the deepest places of my heart. Her love for Jesus and His Word fanned a flame of passion in my soul to know God intimately and purely, and to feast of His life-transforming Word. God erased the knowledge I had of Him and no longer allowed me to live solely on the messages others preached from pulpits.
Through the pages of His living and active Word, God put an end to my churchy performances by teaching me to d.i.v.e. deeper, to reach further, to press harder into relationship with His person. God taught me to live abundantly and freely in Him. My heart’s desire is to fan a flame of passion in the hearts of others to d.i.v.e. deeper into God’s Word so they are able to know the person of Jesus Christ, experience the joy of relationship with Him, and live life abundantly in Him.”
Jenifer and her husband, Chris, make their home in North Carolina with their three kiddos, one eyed dog, Bella, and crazy kitty, Beezus. Her days are spent homeschooling, getting lost in a sea of words, sipping on delicious cups of her favorite coffee, and chasing hard after the One who saved her.
Through the expository teaching of God’s Word in local and online Bible studies, devotional writings, women’s conferences and retreats, women of all ages are led to understand the magnitude of God’s abundant grace and the freedom that grace brings into their lives. They are taught to d.i.v.e. deeper into God’s Word for themselves, developing an intimate relationship with their Savior while discovering their God given gifts. Women are then encouraged to go back into their local churches and communities utilizing their gifts to grow and benefit the body of Christ.
Serving God is a privilege and we are honored that He would grant us this opportunity. It is our pure joy and pleasure to serve you through Bible study.