Jeff Jansen, the self-declared “prophet” and co-founder of Global Fire Ministries, who recently left his wife, has a history of driving under the influence, according to Rutherford County, Tennessee, records.
The records show Jansen pleaded guilty to driving under the influence in 2007 and again in 2017.
In 2007, Jansen paid a fine of $350 plus court costs, following his guilty plea. He also submitted to probation and underwent DUI treatment at the DUI Education Center (formerly the Swaim Center) in Christiana, Tennessee.
County records also show that in 2017, Jansen pleaded guilty to a “lesser charge” of DUI. The list of fees for the case show one fee for “leave scene injury/death” and one for “reckless driving.”
I reached out to Jansen for clarification and comment, but he didn’t respond.
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However, his wife, Jan Jansen, who’s now listed as the senior leader for Global Fire Church, responded that she was aware of the prior DUIs. Jan Jansen did not respond to a request for clarification about the circumstances surrounding the 2017 DUI.
For the 2017 DUI, Jansen paid $350 plus court costs. He also had to pay for and undergo DUI classes and was placed on probation for 11 months. In addition, Jansen was required to use an interlock ignition device, a breathalizer that prevents a user from starting a vehicle if his breath alcohol level is too high.
Two weeks ago, the website for Global Fire Ministries published a statement, saying that Jeff 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 Jeff 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, Jeff Jansen doesn’t appear to be willing to leave Global Fire Ministries. Jansen signed a social media post yesterday as “Jeff Jansen GLOBAL FIRE MINISTRIES INTERNATIONAL.”
The post also showed a video of Jansen with three other people holding what appears to be precious stones. The post states that “these attesting signs follow them that believe.” It further asserts that “the gifting and calling of God will never be retracted and that there is an anointing that carries powerful weight and and longevity like King David.”
As reported by The Roys Report earlier, Global Fire’s latest IRS 990 form shows only two members on Global Fire’s board—Jeff Jansen and Jan Jansen.
Jan Jansen responded to that article, stating that Global Fire Ministries made changes to its board last year, which was not reflected on the ministry’s last published 990 (2018). However, when asked to provide the names of board members and a more recent 990, Jansen replied, “This is simply not your business.”
Today, Jan Jansen wrote in an email, “Jeff and I are the founders of Global Fire Ministries, NOT just him. Global Fire Ministries is a corporation. He was asked by his board, a board he, himself, was a part of nominating and voting in, to step down as President because his behavior was not in the best interest of Global Fire Ministries, and did not uphold the standard of Godliness that is required in being a minister and representing Global Fire Ministries, or any other ministry for that matter.”
Last week, Jeff Jansen posted an update on Facebook and Instagram, saying he would never abandon his family and promising to post a “very vulnerable and transparent” discussion with ministry leaders in the near future.
Jansen deleted that post after a few hours. To date, Jansen has not published his promised discussion with ministry leaders.