Jeff Jansen
Jeff Jansen, former co-leader of Global Fire Ministries and Global Fire Church (Photo Credit: Jeff Jansen's Instagram page)

Self-Declared “Prophet” Leaves Wife, but Doesn’t Want to Leave Ministry

By Julie Roys

Self-declared “prophet,” ardent Trump supporter, and former leader of Global Fire Ministries, Jeff Jansen, has apparently left his wife, but doesn’t want to leave his ministry.

Last week, the website for Global Fire Ministries published a statement, saying that Jansen had “made an intentional decision to leave his wife and family” and that his “character flaws” had “disqualified (him) from New Testament leadership.”

It added that Jansen had been asked “by his board to step down as Co-Senior Leader of Global Fire Ministries and Global Fire Church due to . . .  unbiblical behavior.”

However, according to Global Fire’s latest IRS 990, there are only two members on Global Fire’s board—Jeff Jansen and his wife, Jan Jansen.

Similarly, Global Fire Church formerly was run by “Senior Leaders” Jeff and Jan Jansen, according to an church webpage archived in November 2020; its now run by Jan Jansen and the church website does not list any elders or board.

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According to the Tennessee business records, Jan Jansen is listed as the registered agent for both Global Fire Ministries and Global Fire Church.

Despite these changes on the websites of Global Fire Ministries and Church, Jeff Jansen continues to promote himself as the founder of Global Fire Ministries and Churches on social media.

Three days ago, he posted a message on Instagram vowing to “not back down from the mandate” or “quit.”

He added, “There is much to do in this season of Global Glory Revival and international transition…Jesus is King.”

Jansen also promised he’d “be bringing an update interview soon” that would be “graceful and vulnerable.” Jansen has published other posts since then, but none have contained any update.

Responses to Jeff Jansen on social media have been mixed.

“C’mon Jeff…. you need to own up to what is really going on with you and your ministry. They are saying they threw you out, so what is the truth here???” said follower Christine Braniff.

Another posted, “The Kingdom suffers violence and the violent TAKE IT BY FORCE…The Holy Remnant shall take back ALL, RECOVER ALL, that was stolen.”

In the meantime, Jeff Jansen has posted several inspirational quotes that may be referring to his situation.

One reads, “Don’t let nobody who ain’t been in your shoes tell you how to tie your laces!!”

Another reads, “A wise man once said, ‘be careful who you let on your ship, because some people will sink the whole ship just because they can’t be the captain.’”

Jeff and Jan Jansen have been married 26 years and as of last summer, had eight children and 18 grandchildren. Last year, Jeff posted an Instagram post praising his wife.

“Thank you baby for being the constant in the ups and downs … you are incredible,” he wrote.

Jeff Jansen’s “prophetic” ministry has been marked by its audacious predictions and alleged miraculous signs.

Jeff Jansen has shown people gemstones that he claims miraculously appeared during prayer. He has claimed that feathers that fell at one of his worship services came from angels. Jansen has also visitedgraves in attempts to soak up spiritual power.

Furthermore, he has continued to predict that Donald Trump will return to the presidency, despite multiple failed predictions of Trump victories in the past.

Besides his unfulfilled prophecies about Trump, Jeff Jansen prophesied that the year 2020 would be a year of “double anointing.”

The Roys Report reached out Jan Jansen, who claimed that her husband does not have permission to use the name of Global Fire Ministries but has continued to do so anyway. She declined to comment further on the disqualifying behavior of her husband or the governance of the church and Global Fire Ministry.

However, the church statement adds that Jeff Jansen had a “pattern of making poor moral choices, bad coping mechanisms, and character flaws.” It emphasizes that his misconduct occurred at home, at work, and in church.

The statement further says that Jansen refused to submit to “the process of healing and restoration” and that “any pursuit of further ministry on Jeff’s behalf is not under the umbrella and blessing of Global Fire Ministries.”

The Roys Report also reached out to Jeff Jansen but he did not respond.

UPDATE: Jan Jansen responded to The Roys Report after this piece was published and said Global Fire Ministries made changes to its board last year, which is not reflected on the ministry’s last published 990 (2018). When asked to provide the names of board members and a more recent 990, Jansen replied, “This is simply not your business.”

UPDATE: Jeff Jansen posted an update on Facebook and Instagram, saying he would never abandon his family. “I don’t deny it has been difficult for a long time,” said Jansen. “I have made mistakes, but I learned from them. I have weaknesses and areas that need attention like the rest of us in the human race–but they make me stronger.”

Jansen added that his continued belief that Trump won the 2020 election and media coverage of his position created a “crushing weight on an already struggling marriage.” He said his extensive travel also caused pain to his family, which was his fault.  

Jansen reiterated that he will post a “very vulnerable and transparent” discussion with ministry leaders in the near future. 

Jansen has since deleted his Facebook and Instagram update.

Jackson Elliott contributed to this report.

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19 thoughts on “Self-Declared “Prophet” Leaves Wife, but Doesn’t Want to Leave Ministry”

  1. Why drag someone’s political allegiance, which has nothing to do with the unBiblical behavior as explained, into the top of the story? Making this apparently irrelevant connection implies to a reader that the writer wants to take a pot-shot at a politician or his party. That’s unfortunate.

    1. I knew I’d get comments like this, but Jansen’s Trump support is a big part of Jansen’s platform. In March, he predicted that Trump will be back in office with the support of the military by the end of April. Even though that prophecy failed to come true, Jansen just published videos on his official Facebook page saying he’s “tripling” and “quadrupling” down on his prediction that Trump will return to the White House.

      1. Darren Gruett

        I was watching the Instagram video embedded in the article, and in it, Jansen emphatically states that Trump IS still president. So it does seem relevant to the article.

  2. Arthur Fhardy

    Get your popcorn and comfy seats ready. The next thing will be a cease and desist order from Bethel Church:

    “Jeff Jansen has shown people gemstones that he claims miraculously appeared during prayer. He has claimed that feathers that fell at one of his worship services came from angels. Jansen has also visited graves in attempts to soak up spiritual power.” Gemstones, feathers and grave sucking- that’s classic Bethel schtick!

    To quote Bugs Bunny in the old Warner Brothers cartoons, “Hey I’m working this side of the street”!

  3. I think he “heard the Lord saying” to leave his wife. Do not touch the Lord’s anointed.
    Yes, he received a pathetic, I mean a prophetic word.

    1. Yet she seems to be defending him based on her response to Ms. Roys. This appears to be fishy, like maybe someone is investigating his finances or planning to sue him personally. Maybe its a “divorce” for purposes of her keeping the “ministry” so he never has any assets to garnish.

  4. Darren Gruett

    “He has claimed that feathers that fell at one of his worship services came from angels.”

    Really? Angels have feathers? Wow!
    That sounds like something a child would say. Are there really people who listen to this guy and believe this stuff?

    1. Unfortunately… yes. In fact millions, who follow a plethora of creeps like this. I know numerous followers personally (not necessarily Jansen, but fools like him). I don’t have survey proof, but I’d estimate that most of my Christian friends/family have some family member or acquaintance that is an avid follower of some kooky, charismatic Instagramming/Tik-Toking, Facebooking, Youtubing “prophet” somewhere…

  5. If this prophecy thing doesn’t work out for him, I think he could do pretty well selling used cars.

  6. Mr. Ralph Jesperson

    It has been my observation that in the last 13 years at least, since I first began checking out the “prophetic” side of the church that there is very, very little true prophecy to be found inside of it. This is because it has always been far easy to be false than true. The true prophets have rarely spoken that which other people merely want to hear. The false ones are the people pleasers. Actually speaking for God caries a high level of responsibility with it. People who want no such accountability are all false. The people like Jansen are a dime a dozen. All they have a ridiculously cheap magic tricks. They fail the tests of character.

    1. Darren Gruett

      Mr. Jesperson, it is interesting you mention that “the true prophets have rarely spoken that which other people merely want to hear. The false ones are the people pleasers.” How true it is. It reminds me of Ahab’s false prophets in 1 Kings 22, or the ones Ezekiel talked about in Ezekiel 13.

  7. Why does it matter if he leaves the “ministry”, according to todays standard so long as God is “using/blessing” him the end justifies the means?, Why be a Pharisee about it? I’m divorced, but hey, somewhere I’m sure there is a translation that I can twist to say “husband of one wife” to really mean “multiple wives” and there you go, I’m a pastor;)

  8. Julie, I have placed my mouse cursor over many of the pictures (including this article) and seen the word “evangelicalism” describing the category of the article. I am not sure, but clearly somewhere along the line I can no longer in good conscious be associated with that term anymore. I will still continue to read the articles. I love your website because it exposes truth. As for me and my house, we will distinguish evangelicals from devoted Jesus followers. I am at a loss to suggest a different banner to use for articles about men like Jeff Jansen , James McDonald, Jerry Falwell Jr.,etc. I am searching for a word that encapsulates my feeling of embarrassment and my (hopefully righteous) anger that men like these fuel some of my family members ideas that all of Christianity, including Jesus, is a sham or a circus show. With million dollar homes and salaries, with prophecies about President Trump, with power grabbing death threats, with fleets of expensive cars and with an eye for the girls, Julie, would you please consider using the term or banner “Circus Ringleaders”?

    1. Tom, I simply say that I am a Bible believing, blood bought and saved believer in and follower of Jesus Christ. A mouthful, yes! But I also see the words Evangelical and Christian so very much abused by so many – mostly who are not truly saved (when it is clearly apparent – like this guy) and it is disheartening indeed.

  9. Darren Gruett

    I just watched the embedded Instagram clip. Around 4:14 he says that the Lord told him to be quiet and not say anything, and yet here he is babbling on and on. I would like to think I am an intelligent person, but I really had no idea what he was trying to say.

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