Jessica Claire
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Professional Summary

Personable Missionary offering experience in volunteering and facilitating long and short-term missions. Adept at leading groups of 100 people through cross-cultural journeys in academic and theological research. Successful at maintaining long-term relationships with communities through compassionate volunteering and extensive knowledge of reaching culture with the gospel. Hardworking Missionary trained in organizing meetings, building connections and writing reports. Successful managing major and minor research projects in world religion and ministry. Over 10 years of experience and deep passion for intercultural mission mission to make eternal impact on Biblical gospel and religious commitment. Passionate servant of God with commitment to spreading word of God and gospel faith through community advocacy and volunteering. Multi-talented in preaching, teaching and Research in World Religions, African Studies, Pentecostalism, African Traditional Religions and World Christian Studies. Experience in policy development and staff management procedures positively impacting overall morale and productivity.

Articulate church planting and religious studies research driven, Strategic planning and church relationship management expert.

Adept at planning, coordinating logistics and leading teams to promote timely project delivery. Offering excellent communication and supervision skills.

Analytical and hardworking in theological research of 10 years of progressive experience in theological training. Proven track record in research and development to support commercialization of cutting-edge products. Exceptional team leader with strong motivation and coaching skills.

  • Spiritual guidance
  • Workshop coordination
  • Public speaking
  • Team leadership
  • Evaluations
  • Proofreading and editing
  • Shepherding
  • Academic support
Work History
Church Planter and Pastor, 02/2018 - Current
East Carolina University Greenville, NC,
  • Equipped and organized facility to comply with Seminary and the University strategy for online and offline quality control
  • Educated people on important skills, including research and theological skill
Associate Pastor and Minister of Discipleship , 08/2013 - 02/2018
First African Bapist Church Fort Worth City, STATE,
  • Provided spiritual care through visitation, counseling and prayer
  • Raised congregational awareness of needs and contributions of youth to church life and operations
  • Oversaw administration and management of all areas of ministry
  • Led programs such as worship, study, fellowship and service opportunities
  • Coordinated programs to increase church members' service throughout community
  • Planned and conducted worship services, wrote sermons and worked with key church leaders to carry out church mission
  • Supervised associate pastors and staff leading education, youth, pastoral care, and older adult ministry programs
  • Prepared, coordinated and distributed information about yearly schedule of activities and classes
  • Wrote comprehensive reports and presentations each month as church planter
  • Attended community meetings each week to answer questions, address complaints and explain procedures
  • Made appearances at special events as representative of church members to develop new relationships with possible new members
Associate Pastor, 08/2010 - 08/2013
Halleluyah Worship Gospel Church City, STATE,
  • Coordinated programs to increase church members' service throughout community
  • Led programs such as worship, study, fellowship and service opportunities
  • Recruited, trained and supervised new staff members each year
Teaching Instructor, 05/2006 - 07/2008
Trinity College Of Theology City, STATE,
  • Planned and implemented integrated theological Studies lessons to meet national standards
  • Mentored students needing extra assistance understanding lessons or concepts
  • Taught courses in Religion and theology to all-ages college classroom
  • Educated Pastor in training students in strategies for enhancing knowledge and testing performance
  • Documented individual progress and performance optimization strategies in monthly reports
  • Worked cooperatively with other teachers, administrators and parents to help students reach learning objectives in theology and pastoral training
  • Tutored 35 students per week before and after school to enhance knowledge and abilities
  • Implemented student discipline measures, decreasing classroom disruptions
Ph.D.: Theology, Expected in 12/2017
Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary - Fort Worth, TX
  • Graduated as the best Student of the Department
  • Recipient of PresidentialScholarship
  • Dissertation: African Wildfires: Yoruba Tradition, Neo-Pentecostal Power and Baptists from 1990-2015
Master of Divinity: Master of Divinity (Mdiv), Expected in 05/2013
Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary - Fort Worth, TX
Master of Arts: Religion, Expected in 12/2012
Obafemi Awolowo University Ile -Ife, Nigeria - Nigeria,
Bachelor of Arts: Religious Studies, Expected in 03/2002
University of Ado-Ekiti, Nigeria - Nigeria,
Associate of Arts: Political Science/ Christian Rel. Studies, Expected in 10/1997
Tai Solarin College of Education - Nigeria,

Written may papers in Academic journals

Great Researcher in the field of Religions.

Certified as professional teacher at the Tai Solarin College of Education, Nigeria.

  • Members of Great-Commission Research Network (GCRN) since 2017
  • Members of American Academy of Religion (AAR) since 2018
Additional Information


Dissertation Title: “African Wildfires: Yoruba Traditions, Neo-Pentecostal Power, and Baptists 1990-2015”
Supervisory Professor: Dean Sieberhagen, D.Theol.
Major Field of Study: Missions
Minor Field of Study: Evangelism
Foreign Languages: Yoruba, Latin, Greek, Hebrew and French (nonbiblical and biblical)

Master Thesis Title: "The Response of Baptist Churches to the HIV/AIDS Crisis in Ogbomoso Community.” M.A. Thesis, Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, Nigeria, 2011.

Supervisory Professor: Prof. C.U. Manus, Ph.D.

Major Field of Study: Church History and African Studies

Undergraduate Thesis Title: New Covenants: Its Theological Usage as Viewed by Prophet Jeremiah. B.A. Thesis, University of Ado-Ekiti, Nigeria, 2002.
Supervisory Professor: O.N. Olawoyin, Ph.D.
Major Field of Study: Religious Studies

Undergraduate Thesis Title: “Salvation in Christian Theology: An African Views” NCE thesis, Tai Solarin College of Education (Now University of Education) Ijebu-Ode, Nigeria, 1997.
Supervisory Professor: Chris T. Apata.
Major Field of Study: Political Science
Minor Field of Study: Christian Religious Studies


  • Isonyin Grammar School, Ijebu Ode Ogun State, Nigeria, 1996
  • Muslim Comprehensive High School, Ago-Iwoye, Ogun State, 1997
  • Lecturer at Trinity College of Theology of the Holy Trinity Gospel Church International, Ogbomoso Oyo State, Nigeria, 2006-2007


Jacob K. Claire, “Evangelism and Social Action in Acts 3:1-26” The Faculty Journal of the Baptist Theological Seminary Kaduna, Nigeria (BTSK) Insight, ISSN: 2476-8480, Vol. 14, October 2017:119-127.

______. “Contextualization and the Nigerian Pentecostalism: The Reason for Rapid Growth” (Akungba Journal of Religion and African Culture, Vol. 5, No.1, Adekunle Ajasin University, Akungba Akoko, Nigeria, Jan-June, 2017: 97-110.

______."Power in Neo-Pentecostalism and African Traditional Religion: A Nigerian Case Study," published in International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR),, Volume 7 Issue 7, July 2018, 431 - 441, DOI: 10.21275/ART20183886.

______.“The Impact of Eschatology on the Missions of the Church” published in International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR) Vol. 7, July 2018.

______.“Religion Crossing the Frontiers: Nigerian Pentecostal Dynamics/ Upsurge in the Western World” (published in the Great Commission Research Journal, Published by the Great Commission Research Network, Vol.10 Issue 1, Fall 2018).
______. “An Assessment of the Origin of Nigerian Pentecostalism and Garrick Sokari Braide’s Healing Ministry of the Niger Delta (1882-1918)” Published in Southwestern Journal of Theology, Volume 61, Number 2, Spring 2019.

______.“Paul’s Speech in Acts 17:16-34 as a Model of Contextualization of the Gospel in Africa” Published in Akungba Journal of Religion and African Culture, Vol. 6, No.1, Adekunle Ajasin University, Akungba Akoko, Ondo State, Nigeria, fall 2019.

______. “Pentecostal Movements and the Use of Media in Southwestern Nigeria” (Submitted for publication at the Ambrose Ali University Journals of Religious Studies Ekpoma, Nigeria)
______. “The Influence of American Pentecostal Evangelists to the Pentecostal Movements in Nigeria” (Submitted for Publication at Ambrose Ali University Ekpoma, Nigeria)
______.“The Place of Africa in the New Testament” Submitted for consideration to be published in the Journal of Biblical Studies

______.”The Paradigms shift of Baptist Polity and Church Government: A case study of the Nigerian Baptist Convention.”( Submitted for publication at the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary Journals of Theology, Kentucky, USA)

______. The Bible and History of Christianity in Africa


______. Africa, the Bible, and Dynamics of Global Christianity in the Twenty-First Century

______. Reasons for the Pentecostal Influence on the Mainline Churches in Nigeria

______. The Paradox/Enigma of Pentecostal Movements and Prosperity Gospel in Nigeria and its Effects on Global Christianity

______. Centrifugal and Centripetal dimension of Mission in the Age of Post-Modernism

______. Missions and Evangelistic Preaching in the Twenty-First Century


  • President, The Gospel Light Bearer, Holy Trinity Gospel Church, Oke Awo, 1992-94
  • Vice President/Prayer Secretary, Baptist Students Fellowship, Tai Solarin College of Education, Ijebu-Ode, Ogun State, 1995-97
  • Youth Pastor, First Baptist Church, Ereko Ijebu Ode, Ogun State, Nigeria, 1998
  • President and Leader of Baptist Student Fellowship, Ekiti State Conference and University of Ado-Ekiti, Nigeria, 1999-2002
  • Office Assistant and Discipleship Teacher, Revival Labors in Ogbomosoland, An Outpost of Peace House, Gboko, Benue State, Nigeria 2004-2009
  • Bible Studies and Discipleship Teacher at Victory Baptist Church, Iwo, Osun State, Nigeria, 2009-2010
  • Associate Pastor, Halleluyah Worship Gospel Church, Arlington, Texas, 2010-2013
  • Associate Pastor and Minister of Discipleship and Evangelism, First African Baptist Church, Nursery Lane Fort Worth, Texas, 2013-2017
  • Social Secretary and Executive Member of Pastors Fellowship, Joint Ethnic African Baptist Churches of Texas (JEABCOT), Fort Worth Texas, 2013-2017
  • Lead Church Planter, Great Commission Christian Church, San Antonio, Texas, December 2017-Present


Pentecostalism, New Testament, Church Planting and African Studies


  • Keith Eitel, D.Miss., D.Theol.
    Dean, Roy Fish School of Evangelism & Missions
    Professor of Missions & World Christian Studies
    Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary
    2001 West Seminary Drive, Fort Worth, TX 76115
    PO Box 22207
    Fort Worth, TX 76122
    Office: XXX-923-1921 x 6410 |Fax: XXX-921-8864 | Toll-free: 1-800-SWBTS-01
  • Matthews A. Ojo, Ph.D
    Vice Chancellor, Bowen University, Nigeria &
    Professor of Religious Studies
    Department of Religious Studies
    Obafemi Awolowo University
    Ile-Ife, Osun State, Nigeria
    Tel: (+234) 805-230-4158 & (+234) 803-371-6633
  • Dean Sieberhagen, D.Th.
    Assistant Professor of Missions & Islamic Studies
    Roy Fish School of Evangelism & Missions
    Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary
    2001 West Seminary Drive
    Fort Worth, TX 76115
    P.O. Box 22130
    Fort Worth, TX 76122
    Office: XXX-923-1921 x 6440 | Fax: XXX-921-8760
  • Matt Queen, Ph.D.
    L.R. Scarborough Chair of Evangelism “The Chair of Fire”)
    Associate Professor of Evangelism
    Roy Fish School of Evangelism & Missions
    Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary
    2001 West Seminary Drive
    Fort Worth, TX 76115
    P.O. Box 22089
    Fort Worth, TX 76122
    Office: XXX-923-1921 x 6480 |Fax: XXX-921-8808

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  • Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary
  • Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary
  • Obafemi Awolowo University Ile -Ife, Nigeria
  • University of Ado-Ekiti, Nigeria
  • Tai Solarin College of Education

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