Dr. Jeff Iorg, president of Gateway Seminary, delivered Oklahoma Baptist University’s chapel message Wednesday, March 29. He focused on the priority of prayer and taught from 2 Thessalonians 3.
“You prioritize prayer by asking other people to pray for you,” he said. “When I say ask other people to pray for you, I mean seriously, systematically, and with some discipline asking other people to support you in prayer.”
Prior to his service at Gateway, Iorg was the executive director of the Northwest Baptist Convention for almost ten years. He was also the founding pastor of Greater Gresham Baptist Church in Gresham, Oregon, and has served as a pastor in Missouri and a staff pastor in Texas.
Iorg teaches leadership, preaching and church ministry courses at Gateway. He speaks frequently on these same subjects in conferences and other venues, including college campuses and leadership seminars.
His publications include seven books, including, “The Painful Side of Leadership,” “The Character of Leadership,” “Is God Calling Me?,” “The Case for Antioch,” “Live Like a Missionary,” “Seasons of a Leader’s Life” and “Ministry in the New Marriage Culture.” He has also authored dozens of articles and curriculum materials.
He earned a Bachelor of Arts from Hardin Simmons Univeristy. He then earned a Master of Divinity from Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary and a Doctor of Ministry from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary. He is married to Ann, and they have three adult children.