Self-Declared ‘Prophet,’ Former Leader of Global Fire Ministries, Dies at 60

By Sarah Einselen
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Jeff Jansen, former leader of Global Fire Ministries in Tennessee, died unexpectedly on Tuesday, his family and former church announced. (Photo via Instagram)

Jeff Jansen, a self-declared “prophet” and former leader of Global Fire Ministries in Tennessee, died unexpectedly on Tuesday, his family and former church announced.

The cause of death wasn’t made public. He was 60.

“Over the years, Jeff has left an indelible mark on those who knew him,” The Fire Church stated on its Facebook page. “Please pray for his family as they remember him and grieve this tremendous loss.”

Jansen’s children wrote on Jansen’s ministry page that his “legacy will be remembered as one of passion for the Gospel, for God’s people, and for the Nations of the World.” By midafternoon Thursday, the post had more than a thousand comments, mainly messages of condolence.

A funeral is planned next Tuesday at Springhouse Worship & Arts Center in Smyrna, outside Nashville.

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Jansen and his former wife, Jan Jansen, co-founded Global Fire Ministries and the affiliated church in Murfreesboro more than two decades ago. His ministry over the years was marked by bold predictions—some which didn’t come to pass—and alleged miracles.

The couple was married 26 years before Jansen left his wife last year, The Roys Report previously reported in May 2021. Court records show a divorce case is ongoing.

Global Fire Ministries disqualified him from ministry last May and asked him to step down from both the ministry and Global Fire Church. The church has since changed its name to The Fire Church.

For a time, Jeff Jansen continued to represent himself as the leader of Global Fire Ministries. The ministry repudiated him again last June, saying he had “made no attempt to reconcile, repent, or show any remorse” toward his wife, family or church.

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Mugshot from July 2021 (Photo: Rutherford County Sheriff’s Office)

This year, Jeff Jansen formed a new ministry, Jeff Jansen Ministries International, and established a new church, Fathers House 360, according to Tennessee Secretary of State records. He has also published several books and runs a variety of outreaches under his ministry’s umbrella, his website shows.

TRR previously reported Jansen had a history of driving under the influence. At the time of his death, he was facing a theft charge in the local courts.

Jeff Jansen was jailed July 29, 2021, on a charge of theft of property between $10,000 and $60,000, according to Lisa Marchesoni, public information officer for the Rutherford County (Tennessee) Sheriff’s Office. He was released the same day on $20,000 bond.

Rutherford County court records show the charge stems from an alleged violation on April 30, 2021. He was scheduled for a plea hearing next month.

Sarah Einselen is an award-winning writer and editor based in Texas.

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16 thoughts on “Self-Declared ‘Prophet,’ Former Leader of Global Fire Ministries, Dies at 60”

    1. Indeed….that which is done in the darkness – shall result in an FBI warrant to search you big fancy over-edo’d house…. etc.

  1. “For a time, Jeff Jansen continued to represent himself as the leader of Global Fire Ministries. The ministry repudiated him again last June, saying he had “made no attempt to reconcile, repent, or show any remorse” toward his wife, family or church.”

    This short paragraph from the article sums up what the Biblical view of him should be.

    We can only aasume from the information given us:

    Rev. 21
    8“But for the cowardly and unbelieving and abominable and murderers and immoral persons and sorcerers and idolaters and all liars, their part will be in the lake that burns with fire and brimstone, which is the second death.”
    —NASB

    1. Jim

      I thought it was all the rage now to support whoever will give power and control to the evangelical tribe regardless of character…..😖

  2. It sounds like the sort of situation in which a person might have killed himself.

    I’m sorry for his family, friends, or pets. Almost everyone has someone who will miss them.

  3. He certainly has a loyal following. Facebook is blowing up with outrage over the posting of this article regarding his death.

  4. There was something clearly wrong with this man! I’ll let God be God and ultimately judge his heart and soul…..which didn’t seem to be healthy.

  5. Wow Jeff…I had 2 personal interactions with you here at GT in Yuba City: One involved my mom, and the 2nd was when you told me to “Throw down that cane!” I was healed from that moment on! I wished I had prayed more for you and your family 👪…you will be missed.

  6. “Self-declared prophet…”

    “If you ever run across a preacher who’s titled himself ‘Apostle’ or ‘Prophet’, RUN!”
    — my writing partner

    P.S. “Global Fire Ministries”? Really?

    1. Ken Pick..

      I agree on the running part with people who DECLARE THEMSELVES prophets. Driscoll being one of them.

      Charles David…people are people, capable of tremendous good and having tremendous gifting, yet capable of going the wrong way in a mere heartbeat. NONE OF US ARE IMMUNE TO THIS.

      So for all of you Nostradamus’es out there, declaring where individual souls come and go…look in the mirror before you rattle your keyboard tongue. That’s a warning for all of us, including the authors.

      1. I agree, ppl need to stop judging
        Humans needed a savior and that’s why he came to save us . Let’s stay humble because the enemy is like a roaring lion seeking those that he can devour. The ministry is for the strong and humble it’s not an easy task.

  7. More glorious fruits from the rock-star “pastor” movement. This is what happens *every time* you idolize a leader. Most of these guys were tares from day one, and those few that weren’t can’t avoid by getting corrupted from all of this adulation. It’s almost as if the Reformation was in vain.

  8. If the woman Jesus called Jezebel in Rev 2:20 is a false prophetess for teaching that it was okay to eat meats that were offered in sacrifice to idols! Then wouldn’t that make Paul a false prophet/apostle for teaching the same doctrine in 1 Cor chapter 8? I think so!

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