Robert Jeffress is a Southern Baptist pastor, television and radio host and author in the United States. Jeffress is the pastor of the ‘First Baptist Church’ in Dallas in Texas, which has around 13000 members. He is also the host of the program, ‘Pathway to Victory’ which is broadcast in 29 countries on high 1200 TV stations. Here are the complete details about career, biography and net worth of Robert Jeffress in 2018.
Early Life & Biography
Robert Jeffress Jr. was born on 29th November 1955. His father’s name is Robert Jeffress Sr. Jeffress spent his childhood under the pastor Criswell who was the ‘First Baptist Dallas’. Jeffress has mentioned Criswell as a remarkable influence. He did his ‘Bachelor of Science’ at ‘Baylor University’ at Waco, Texas. He received his ‘Master of Theology’ degree from ‘Dallas Theological Seminary’. After doing his Master’s degree, Jeffress did ‘Doctor of Ministry’ in Fort Worth at ‘Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary’.
Robert Jeffress is married to his high school girlfriend Amy Lyon Renard Jeffress. The couple has two daughters, Dorothy and Julia. Jeffress does not share much about his personal life. He prefers his family to live a low-key life.
Career, Awards & Nominations
Robert Jeffress is the current pastor of the ‘First Baptist Church of Dallas’. He was elected on 12th August 2007. Under the leadership of Jeffress, the church constructed a brand-new Worship Center which has a capacity of 3000 seats in 2013. At that time, it was the biggest Protestant church campaign building in the modern history. From 1985 to the year 1992, Jeffress was the pastor of the “First Baptist Church” at Eastland in Texas.
From 1992, Jeffress was the senior pastor of the “First Baptist Church” in Wichita Falls. He hosts the popular television show ‘Pathway to Victory’. He also hosts the radio program of the same name. This radio program is broadcast in more than 195 countries and is heard on around 900 stations. He is also an author. He has written several books since last many years.
In 2006, Vision America gave the Daniel Award to Jeffress. ‘Dallas Baptist University’ awarded Jeffress with the ‘Doctor of Divinity’ degree in 2010. The “Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary” awarded him an alumni award on 15th June 2011. This award was given considering the effect that his ministry had in Texas. On 20th June 2017, he delivered a sermon which was attended by President Donald Trump.
Net Worth & Earnings
Robert Jeffress has estimated net worth of around $17 million. Jeffress has been a pastor for more than 30 years now. He also works as a television and radio host. In 1986, Jeffress won $4000 on the favourite game show ‘Card Sharks’. He has also written several books and earned a good amount from it.
Jeffress is against racism. He has time and again mentioned that racism is a sin. He does not support same-sex marriage. He has said in his sermon that ‘Gay Is Not OK’. Jeffress strongly believes that Muslims, Jews, Mormons, Hindus and Catholics will go to hell as they have not accepted Christ.