About the Ministry Team

Jesse K. Johns, PhD
Sr. Chaplain and Co-Founder
SFIHG Ministries

Throughout the tapestry of his life, Brother Jesse has exemplified unwavering dedication to the service of ministries and congregations, offering steadfast spiritual leadership and guidance to those entrusted to his care.

A pivotal moment in Brother Jesse's spiritual journey unfolded at the tender age of 12 when he embraced the transformative grace of Christ Jesus as his personal Savior and Lord. Baptized under the auspices of Reverend Joe Broadway, the esteemed shepherd of Eastwood Baptist Church in Gatesville, Texas, Brother Jesse embarked upon a lifelong pilgrimage of faith, steadfastly walking in communion with the Divine.

Indeed, his spiritual odyssey has been punctuated by moments of profound introspection and renewal, notably marked by the crucible of doubt and sorrow following the passing of his beloved father in 1984. Wrestling with the complexities of grief and existential questioning, Brother Jesse found solace in the redemptive embrace of his faith, emerging from the shadows of doubt with a renewed resolve to walk in the footsteps of his Savior.

The crucible of adversity further forged the crucible of Brother Jesse's faith, as the specter of loss loomed once more with the heartbreaking diagnosis of his mother's battle with cancer in 1997 and her passing in 1999. In the face of profound uncertainty, Brother Jesse's supplications ascended heavenward, beseeching the Almighty for a divine intercession. Yet, amidst the tumult of anguish, his fervent plea yielded to an acceptance of God's sovereign will, his ultimate entreaty echoing the words of Christ Himself: "Thy will be done." In a poignant testament to divine providence, God granted his final petition, ushering his mother into eternal rest with a peace that transcends understanding.

Brother Jesse embarked on a journey of scholarly pursuit amidst the responsibilities of familial stewardship and professional obligations, demonstrating an unwavering commitment to both his spiritual and earthly duties. Concurrently with his vocation and familial obligations, he dedicated himself to the enrichment of his theological acumen, delving into the realms of Theology, Bible Studies, and Biblical Studies with unparalleled fervor.

In the midst of the daily demands of life, Brother Jesse tenaciously pursued his educational aspirations, culminating in the attainment of a Bachelor of Arts in Bible Studies and a Master's degree in Theology, thereby laying a solid foundation upon which to build his scholarly endeavors.

Guided by divine providence and fortified by unwavering faith, Brother Jesse continued to traverse the corridors of academia, ultimately achieving the prestigious accolades of Doctorate in Divinity and Doctorate in Ministry, the latter with a notable emphasis on evangelism. Notably, these remarkable achievements were realized without incurring the burden of indebtedness, a testament to divine providence and diligent stewardship. 

Undoubtedly, Brother Jesse's academic odyssey reached its zenith with the pinnacle achievement of a Doctor of Philosophy in Biblical Studies. Throughout this journey, he remained steadfast in his gratitude to the Almighty, acknowledging the manifold blessings bestowed upon him, including the provision of financial means to pursue his educational aspirations.

During the latter part of 2017 and throughout the entirety of 2018, Brother Jesse confronted an unparalleled trial, grappling with an illness that posed an imminent threat to his very existence. Despite consulting numerous medical professionals and specialists, the elusive nature of his affliction remained an enigma until the intervention of a singularly astute specialist who discerned its diagnosis.Divine grace, manifest in the skillful hands of his medical caretakers, wrought a miraculous deliverance as they navigated the labyrinthine corridors of his illness, orchestrating a symphony of healing that defied prognostic odds. Indeed, the dire prognostications of several specialists, who harbored grave doubts regarding his prospects for survival, only served to underscore the magnitude of the challenge he confronted. Confronted with a mere 20% likelihood of departing the hospital by some estimations, Brother Jesse found himself teetering on the precipice of mortality, his fate hanging in the balance.

Without delay, Brother Jesse was swiftly directed to the esteemed precincts of a premier medical institution nestled within Atlanta's healthcare landscape, celebrated for its pioneering research endeavors and diagnostic prowess. Remarkably, within a mere span of 24 hours from his initial consultation, he found himself undergoing urgent surgical intervention, embarking upon an arduous odyssey that would entail weeks of hospitalization, presided over by a cadre of 25 adept specialists and physicians who labored tirelessly to unravel the intricacies of his malady and initiate a rigorous course of treatment. In due course, the constellation of medical professionals attending to his care swelled to over 50, a testament to the gravity of his condition and the complexity of its management.

Eclipsing nearly two years ensconced within the crucible of affliction, enduring successive surgical interventions and grappling with the ravages of potent medications, Brother Jesse emerges today as a living testament to the enduring power of faith and resilience. His narrative, characterized by a triumphant traversal through the valley of shadows, stands as a beacon of hope, a testament to the indomitable spirit that thrives in the face of adversity.

Throughout the journey of life, Brother Jesse's faith remains steadfast, anchored in the timeless wisdom of sacred scripture. His soul echoes the resounding declaration of Psalm 115:1, his most cherished verse: "Not to us, O Lord, not to us, but to your name goes all the glory for your unfailing love and faithfulness" (NLT).

In the symphony of faith, Brother Jesse continues to minister with unwavering dedication, guided solely by the desire to magnify the name of the Almighty. With each stride, he embodies the spirit of humility and devotion, recognizing that his service is a testament to the boundless grace and faithfulness of the Divine.

As he shepherds congregations with unyielding resolve, Brother Jesse's life stands as a testament to the enduring truth that all honor and praise belong to the Creator alone. In every endeavor, his sole aim is to glorify the One whose love and faithfulness know no bounds.

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