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Al Jennings

Senior Pastor

Hi, I’m Pastor Al Jennings and I’m the senior pastor of Summit Church and the CEO of Summit Ministries International. I am primarily responsible for the overall leadership of the Church and for the teaching in our weekend Experiences. My purpose is to teach people how to win in life through the Word of God. I love writing, blogging, podcasting, facebooking, twittering and whatever means necessary to spread the gospel. I minister the Word of God in various Churches across the United States and the world. I provide oversight, counseling and consultation to ministers to help them fulfill the call of God on their life. I love to consult with Pastors on how to lead relevant churches that speak the language of the current culture in which we live.

Carla and I met in college at Ball State University. We reconnected when she was new on campus and needed some help. I was trying to hit on her but she wasn’t really interested in me; she just needed my help and didn’t know anybody else, so she let me help her 🙂 She didn’t stay at Ball State very long, but we reconnected several years later after I graduated from college. After she heard that I received Jesus into my life, we reconnected and started our relationship. We have five wonderful children that we have fun with.

November 18

South Side HS (Fort Wayne), B.S. in Business Marketing from Ball State University, Rhema Bible Training Center, Doctor of Philosophy in Theology from Life Christian University

Places:Italy, France, Greece, and New York
What’s on your iPod: Peter White, Hillsong, Santana, Michael Jackson, Marc Antoine, Michael Lington, MacBreak Weekly & TWIT Podcasts, Nelson Searcy, Charles Capps, Floyd Thomas & AIO
Books: The Bible, Technology, Business, Faith
What do you TiVo:Football (Colts), Basketball (Cavaliers), The Golf Channel, 24
Sports Teams: Colts and Cavaliers
Movies: Matrix, Godfather, Tombstone, Star Trek, Book of Eli
Hobbies: Technology, watching my children play golf
Dislikes: People who don’t do what they say they will do. Poor customer service; like when I put a credit card in a clerk’s hand, and they put it down on the table instead of back in my hand.
Odd Facts: In public, I’m shy (except for when I’m speaking). As a young man, I was the MVP of the Willie Long summer basketball camp one summer
Life Scripture: Jeremiah 29:11
“For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.”