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 women to dive deeper into God’s Word teaching them to study the Scriptures for themselves instead of living off the regurgitated messages of someone else. She was privileged to be the Faith Applied and Marriage Columnist for Exemplify Online, an online Christian women’s magazine. She has also contributed her writings to various other online Christian websites. Currently Jenifer writes for and is co-owner of Internet Cafe Devotions your online daily dose of encouragement from the Word. Jenifer is also part of a team of writers writing sermon-based curriculum for Journey Church in Raleigh, NC.
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, and money were temporary fixes to the abyss of emptiness that plagued me.
My searchings 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 He know 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 dive 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 dive 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 precious children. Her days are spent homeschooling her kiddos, getting lost in a sea of words, sipping on delicious cups of her favorite coffee, and chasing hard after the One who saved her.