College Ministry and Discipleship
God often uses our struggles to grow our faith. When Jeff Hughes was struck with leukemia in high school, his faith was tested. Knowing he could not endure this battle alone, Jeff relied on God to carry him through two and a half years of chemotherapy, tests, and procedures. During his last year of treatments and first year of college, Jeff was introduced to Baptist Collegiate Ministry. He continued to grow spiritually, stayed involved in his church, and participated in several missions opportunities.
“These mission experiences during spring and summer breaks opened my eyes to what I was called to do. God redirected my path and I changed my major and never looked back,” says Jeff. Today, he is a North American missionary serving as Baptist Collegiate Evangelist for three campuses in Evansville, Indiana.
Through Baptist Collegiate Ministry, Jeff seeks to bring college students closer to Jesus, whether this is an initial introduction or continued walk. Just as God used church volunteers and college leaders to share the gospel, minister and disciple him during some of the darkest days of his life, Jeff now seeks to do the same. Drawing from his own experiences when his faith was tested, he is making a kingdom impact as he points students to the Savior, and encourages them on their life’s journey.
Pray for a spiritual awakening on the college campuses in Evansville. Pray that the Baptist Collegiate Ministry would be a beautiful representation of Christ on these campuses.