Jeff Jansen, author, pastor and the founder of Global Fire Ministries, died this week unexpectedly. He was 59.
His passing was announced on social media by his children, who did not reveal a cause of death. Jansen was pastor of Father’s House 360 in Murfreesboro, Tenn. Previously, he served as pastor of Global Fire Church, also in Murfreesboro.
“It is with heavy hearts that we announce that our Dad, Jeff Jansen, has gone home to be with The Lord,” an Instagram post read. “Our Dad’s legacy will be remembered as one of passion for the Gospel, for God’s people, and for the Nations of the World.”
The family will hold a celebration of life Monday at the Springhouse Worship and Arts Center in Smyrna, Tenn. The funeral will take place Tuesday.
Jansen’s children thanked the faith community for their “overwhelming support” in response to the news.
“While we are devastated with the loss, it has been truly uplifting to witness first hand how many lives Dad has impacted over the years,” another post said.
Last year, Jansen stepped down as pastor of Global Fire Ministries due to what the organization called “unscriptural and unbiblical behavior.”
Jansen was among a group of self-described prophets who maintained that President Biden was not legitimately elected and that Donald Trump would be re-installed prior to the 2024 election. Trump, he said in 2021, will have “back-to-back” terms.
In Jansen’s last Instagram post before passing, he criticized the FBI’s search of Trump’s residence.
“I’ve been underground for the last few months on social media as the Lord directed me to stay quiet,” Jansen wrote. “WELL!!! Time for quiet is over!!!! The fact that the FBI raided Mar-A-Lago yesterday is the gasoline on the fire. Watch what happens in the next few days and weeks as [email protected] continues to crumble and ‘WE THE PEOPLE’ emerge in this nation as the victors. This is the tale of two Presidents … one legit and the other an imposter. Its time for American Justice in Jesus name.”
Photo credit: ©Jeff Jansen Facebook
Michael Foust has covered the intersection of faith and news for 20 years. His stories have appeared in Baptist Press, Christianity Today, The Christian Post, the Leaf-Chronicle, the Toronto Star and the Knoxville News-Sentinel.