Welcome! Thank you for visiting the Immanuel website! I am honored and privileged to serve such a great group of people at Immanuel and such a great community! I think you will find Immanuel a warm and welcoming group of people, with a heart for faith in Christ and serving others. We like to say that 'no matter who you are or where you are on life's journey, you are welcome here!' Thank you for visiting the Immanuel website!
I think you will find at Immanuel heart-felt worship, quality Sunday School and Adult Education classes, great youth programs, passionate service and mission projects, fellowship groups, Bible Studies, and lots of small groups for the whole family and much more.
To share a little more about myself, I have previously served as pastor of a number of churches, including University Church at Purdue, and most recently I served as pastor of churches in Francesville and Medaryville, Indiana. I have also served as an adjunct professor at Purdue in Organizational Leadership. My education includes a M.Div. and S.T.M. from Yale as well as a PhD in Educational Psychology and Higher Education Administration from Purdue. In addition, I served as a contributing editor for William B. Eerdmans Bible Dictionary (1989) and the Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible (2000), as well as contributed articles in newspapers and journals. My new book, "Follow the Fire: Lessons in Life and Leadership" takes a 40 day journey in the footsteps of Moses as he leads the people of God from bondage to promise (available through Amazon and other book outlets.)
On a personal note, the best part of my life is spending time with my 13-year-old daughter, Savannah, especially going to the beach and boating. I also enjoy golf, tennis, swimming and working out. Through the years, I have enjoyed volunteering for Habitat for Humanity, occasionally volunteering at my daughter's school, and also serve as a volunteer for the Coast Guard Auxiliary, as a Civilian Clergy First Responder for the Coast Guard, and chaplain for the US Air Force Auxiliary. I have also served as a chaplain for police and fire fighters.
I am enthusiastic about serving as pastor at Immanuel and enjoy the good folks of the Hoosier Heartland with great people at church and in the community. My passion is to help people grow personally and spiritually and work to help people apply timeless truths of God's Word to everyday life. Come discover us, and discover Christ at work!
Pastor TJ Jenney, Ph.D.
My passion is to help people grow personally and spiritually and work to help people apply timeless truths of God's Word to everyday life.