Miami Campus - Pastor Jeffrey Whitaker, Director*

Pastor Jeffrey Whitaker, Miami Campus Lead Instructor

Originally from Scotland Neck, North Carolina, upon graduating high school in 1978, he enlisted into the United States Air Force and serve his country for 9 years in which he received an Honorable Discharge. During his time in the Air Force he traveled the world, and upon his date of separation he and his wife Michelle decided to settle in Miami, FL.  Jeffrey Whitaker was briefly employed by the Department of Corrections before taking a job with Capital Insurance. In 1993, he acknowledged the call of God on his life and responded accordingly. In 1996, he  accepted a position at Bethel Baptist Church where he served in several capacities: as an Associate Pastor-  Christian Education Department, Director of Operations,  and the Bishops' adjutant.

In 2004, Jeffrey became the Senior Pastor/Teacher of Zoƫ-The Life Church, a place "Where God meets you where you are". He is a student of the word of God and has been assigned to teach God's people with simplicity. He is a man of great faith, integrity, and has stayed the course. He has unconditional love and compassion for God's people, and those that God has placed under his leadership and believes he is fulfilling his purpose for which he was sent. Pastor Jeffrey attended Jacksonville Theological Seminary and holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Professional Studies, a Master of Arts Degree in Administration, and is currently pursuing a Doctorate of Education (Ed.D), in Organizational Learning and Leadership with a Specialization in Human Resource Development pending dissertation (12/19); all from Barry University in Miami Shores, FL. In his spare time, he enjoys playing golf, sporting events, traveling, and spending time with his family and friends. He is married to his wife Michelle of 38 years, they have four children, and four grand-children.