Dean of Men
Degree: ThM – Pastoral Leadership
Office: Student Development Office
Phone Number: (402) 449-2858
Jeff Banks joined Grace University in 2015 as the Dean of Men. A native of Scottsbluff, NE, Banks has served in pastoral ministry for almost 20 years. He is a graduate of Moody Bible Institute with a BA in Biblical Studies. He went on to Dallas Theological Seminary where he completed his Th.M. with a major in Pastoral Leadership.
Teaching and Related Service
Banks finds great joy in investing in the next generation of Christian leaders and much of his time is dedicated to mentoring relationships with the men on campus. He also teaches in the Christian Ministries department, where he is able utilize his years of pastoral ministry experience to pass on his knowledge to those who are seeking to enter full-time Christian ministry.
Research and Creative Activity
Mr. Banks’ pastoral heart remains passionate about communicating God’s Word, whether one-on-one in a discipleship setting, preaching regularly in his local church and filling the pulpit for area churches, or as a guest speaker for a ministry event. As a continual student of the Scriptures, he invests his time working on ways to communicate biblical truths clearly and creatively. He strives to encourage others to be faithful in their love and commitment to the Lord, and seeks to challenge and equip others to “Serve Him Well.”
Mr. Banks lives in Plattsmouth, NE, with his wife, Dana. They have two sons, Jacob and his wife Bethany live in Des Moines, IA and his son Brandon is currently studying youth ministry at Grace. In Mr. Banks’ spare time, you can expect to find him faithfully following the Nebraska Cornhuskers, enjoying a few rounds of golf, reading his favorite authors, listening to music, or going out for Mexican food and a movie with Dana, the wife of his youth.