All About Me

I am a project manager, a minister of the gospel, a teacher, and an author.

I graduated from the University of Alabama at Birmingham in 1989 with a B. S. in Electrical Engineering and from the New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary with a Masters of Divinity in 2011.

I have been in lay and bi-vocational ministry at various churches for many years. I am currently in between churches, but that could change at any moment according to God's plan.

I am also Director of Partnerships for Designs for Hope, a missions organization that puts design skills to use in advancing the gospel of Jesus Christ.

My passions are preaching, teaching, missions, and writing.

I am married to Patty and have two adult children as well as one unofficially "adopted" adult child.

Follow me on Twitter @jjdison 

My Missions Experiences

  • India (Designs For Hope) - December 2014: Distribution of Bicycle Generators and Water Filters, Pastor Training
  • Uganda (Designs For Hope) - July 2014: Distribution of Bicycle Generators and Water Filters, Pastor Training, Evangelism
  • India (Designs For Hope) - January 2014: Distribution of Bicycle Generators and Water Filters, Pastor Training
  • Ecuador (Northpark Baptist Church) - July 2012: Bible Clubs, Evangelism, Orphanage Service Projects
  • Peru (E3 Partners, New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary) – October 2009: Preaching, Village Evangelism, Church Planting, Church Leadership Development
  • Guatemala (Alabama State Board of Missions, New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary) – May 2008: Door to Door Evangelism
  •  Gulfport, MS – March 2006: Hurricaine Disaster Relief
  • Jamaica (Northpark Baptist Church) – July 2005: Evangelism, Light Construction

My Ministry Experience

  • Ruffner Valley Baptist Church: Associate Pastor, October 2012 to March 2014
  • Designs for Hope: Partnership Coordinator,  April 2012 to Present
  • First Baptist Church of Springville: Children’s Minister,  December 2008 to March 2011
  • Hearthstone Assisted Living Center: Pastor/Chaplain (non-staff),  March 2008 to December 2008
  • Centercrest (Now NorthClay) Baptist Church: Children’s Minister, March 2007 to March 2008

My Publishing Imprint: Imagine Publishing
I live in the world of Indie (a.k.a., independent) Publishing.  Imagine Publishing is my personal imprint for the works that I self-publish.  Although my personal life verse is Hebrews 12:2, the verse I use as the focus for my ministry and writing endeavors is Ephesians 3:20.  Ephesians 3:20-21 says, "Now to him who is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine, according to his power that is at work within us, to him be the glory in the church and in Christ Jesus throughout all generations, for ever and ever! Amen."  This Doxology says much about how I approach ministry in general and my writing activities specifically.  Everything is for the glory of Jesus Christ and, if I will just step back and get out of the way, he will do things that go beyond my wildest imagination!  Just "Imagine" what Jesus can do - and then be amazed that he can do even greater things than that!