October 4, 2011
Dr. Jeff Iorg, president of Golden Gate Baptist Theological Seminary in Mill Valley, Calif., will speak during the weekly chapel service at OBU Wednesday, Oct. 5, in Raley Chapel. The public is invited to attend the 10 a.m. service. Iorg will speak on the topic “The Pursuit of God: Apprehending God,” based on Psalm 34:8.
Prior to his service at the Golden Gate Seminary, Iorg was the executive director of the Northwest Baptist Convention for almost 10 years. He was the founding pastor of Greater Gresham Baptist Church in Gresham, Ore., and has served as a pastor in Missouri and a staff pastor in Texas.
Iorg teaches leadership, preaching and church ministry courses at Golden Gate. He speaks frequently on these same subjects in conferences and other venues, including college campuses and leadership seminars. His publications include five books: “The Painful Side of Leadership,” “The Character of Leadership,” “Is God Calling Me?” “The Case for Antioch” and “Live Like a Missionary.” He also is the author of dozens of articles and curriculum materials. Iorg maintains a leadership resources website.
A graduate of Hardin-Simmons University, Iorg earned his master’s degree at Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary and his doctorate at Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary. He is married to Ann and has three adult children. His hobbies include umpiring baseball, reading and searching for the world’s best barbeque restaurant. His personal ministry includes outreach to the professional baseball community in the Bay Area.