My name is Jeffrey Waters and I have the privilege of being the Ignite College Pastor. I go by “Free” quite often, short for Jeffrey.
I grew up in Savannah, Georgia and spent my college years in the best college town in America: Athens, GA. For me, Athens was great not because of the bars or the football (although I do love me some SEC football, “GO DAWGS!”). Instead, Athens is special to me because it is where I fell in love with the Lord.
After 4 years of school, a Kinesiology degree from UGA, and more life experience than I can write about here, I served for 2 years at a campus ministry, the UGA Wesley Foundation. It was during these two years I realized my passion for discipleship and having “no greater joy than to hear that my children are walking in the truth.” (3 John 4)
A few years later I found myself attending Asbury Theological Seminary in Wilmore, Kentucky. After 4 years of living among the best community of people ever, I graduated with my MDiv and landed here, in Cape Girardeau.
In addition to playing racquetball and watching college football and college basketball, I generally just enjoy spending quality time with people in the midst of real conversations. I also love to travel and see all parts of the world. I’ve been privileged to see a lot of the world, but there is even more I want to see in the future.
I have two sisters and a brother-in-law. I am also "Uncle Free" to four wonderful nephews and one beautiful niece. They all live near my parents back in Savannah, GA.
Serving within the Ignite community is truly a joy. If you’ve read this far, then you must have at least some interest in Ignite. If so, I would really love to get to know you. So please contact me by clicking on the link below and I’ll be happy to meet with you. I’ll even take you out for a cup of coffee or tea, on me, if you so desire.