About Jeremy

Jeremy is an affiliate professor of ministry in the Adult and Graduate Studies department at Ohio Christian University in Circleville, Ohio, and serves as senior pastor of Columbus First Christian Baptist of Columbus, Ohio.  He also oversees the Christian education and minister training for the Christian Baptist Association where he is also an ordained minister.  Jeremy is married to Abbie Kamer, and they have three children, Josie, Ezra, and Merrie, along with Great Dane Gideon.   Abbie is the third-grade teacher at New Hope Christian Academy and Jeremy is also the K-12 computer science and robotics teacher.  Jeremy is finishing his dissertation for the Ph.D. in Organizational Leadership from Indiana Wesleyan.

EDUCATION

Indiana Wesleyan University – Ph.D. in Organizational Leadership      2016 – Current

Andersonville Seminary – Doctorate of Theology    2013 – 2015

Wesley Seminary – Master of Divinity 2013 – 2015

Wesley Biblical Seminary – M.A. in Theology 2011 – 2013

Ohio Christian University – B.A. in Interdisciplinary Studies 2007 – 2011

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

New Hope Christian Academy – K12 Computer Science & Robotics Teacher 2018 – Current

Teach grades K-12 courses in coding, robotics, engineering and design.

Columbus First Christian Baptist Church of God – Senior Pastor 2007 – Current

Oversee all ministries and functions of the church while maintaining a strong visitation ministry.  Preparation and delivery of up to and over three sermons a week.

Ohio Christian University – Affiliate Faculty of Adult and Graduate Studies 2015 – Current

Onsite adjunct in the ministry department teaching classes for philosophy, theology and Biblical studies. List of classes taught including – Introduction to Christian Experience, Worldviews, Old Testament survey, New Testament Survey, and The Gospels/Life of Christ, Church History I & II, Investigating Christian Theology I & II, and Introduction to Theology, Theology of missions, Worldview, Transformational Worldview.

Faith Bible Institute – Administrator and Chairman of the Board 2005 – Current

Scheduled classes and qualified instructors.  Enrolled students and advised them through their education process.  Led board meetings and represented the school on the Christian Baptist Associations executive board.  

New Hope Christian Academy – Middle School and High School Substitute Teacher                        2015 – 2016, 2018

Substituted English and Science for Middle and High School.  Long-term substitute for middle school math for 4-week.

ORGANIZATIONS, VOLUNTEERING

Christian Baptist Youth Vice-President of Youth and Pastoral Advisor                                  2004-2012, 2015-Current

Supervise teenager and children’s summer camps.  Organized activities, scheduled ministers and workers and camp counselors.  Developed camp themes and lessons. Organized and led monthly district youth rallies.

Far South Side Area Commission – Commissioner 2014-2016

Part of a 15-member council appointed by the Mayor of Columbus that is responsible for a 25-square mile area and its economic development, public safety, parks and recreation, zoning, health, and education, etc.  I lead the informational technology committee that had oversight of the creation and maintenance of the website, social media presence, and e-mail.

PUBLICATIONS AND ARTICLES

Steward Leadership as a Pauline Perspective 2018 – Journal of Biblical Perspectives in Leadership 2018

Union Gospel Press: The Gospel Herald and Sunday School Times – Articles

– The Pastor’s Study Column – What are you reading? 2016

– Gospel Bookmark – What is the meaning of John 11:16 2015

Washing the Feet of the Saints: Theology, History, and Practice   2014

Describes the theology, history, and cultural practice of Jesus Christ’s command to wash the feet of the saints.  The theological and practical implications for today’s believer. Self-Published.

Union Gospel Press, 2015 Spring Quarterly: Young Adults

Teacher Book and Student Book 2014

14 weeks of commentary in two books, Young People’s Bible Class and Young People’s Bible Teacher for Sunday School classes.

Starting off on the Right Foot 2013

A book for beginners over basic theology and Christian discipline for new converts and seasoned saints.  Self-published

PRESENTATIONS

McDonough Leadership Conference: 2018 – Community Leaders Collaborating for Homelessness and Poverty Intervention.

Presentation of original research on team learning in a cross-organizational group tasked with serving homeless and low-income groups in a community.

MEMBERSHIPS, CERTIFICATES, AND AWARDS

Ordained minister of the Ohio Valley Association of  Christian Baptist Churches of God 2008

Officer on the General Board of Managers of the  Christian Baptist Association 2008

Evangelical Training Association Certified Teacher 2013

John Maxwell EQUIP Leadership Certificate 2014

International Leadership Association 2016

Certification from National Institutes of Health (NIH) for “Protecting Human Research Participants” 2016

CITI Certification for “Social/Behavior Research: Basic” 2017