Jeffrey grew up in Georgia where he began playing the piano in church at age 15. He graduated from Shorter University in Rome, Georgia with a BM in Piano Performance and a BME certified K-12. He then attended Louisiana State University and earned an MM in Choral Studies.
Jeffrey served as church pianist at First Methodist Church in Rome, Georgia. He served as the Minister of Music at State Line Baptist Church in Alabama and Assistant Music Director at Parkview Baptist Church in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. Most recently he was the Worship Pastor at Grand View Baptist Church in Mesquite, Texas.
Jeffrey is also an educator and has taught in Texas public schools since 1996. He is currently the Associate Choral Director at Wylie High School. He and his family have lived in Rowlett since 1999. Vonda, his wife, teaches at the Greenhill School and also works at the Dallas Theater Center. His oldest son Harrison is a sophomore at Garland High School and his youngest son Mason is in the 7th grade at Austin Academy.