Since 1993, Jess and Wendy Jennings have served as cross-cultural workers with the International Mission Board in Southeast Asia. For 15 years they planted churches among the rural poor. Students have always been a strategic part of their work.In 2004, they founded Nehemiah Teams (NT). Since that time, over 2,200 young people have been trained and sent out on short-term teams to 30 countries around the world.
Jess received his BS in Elementary Education from Jacksonville State University, a Masters of Divinity from New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary, and DMin in Mission Leadership from Southern Baptist Theological Seminary. Wendy has her BS in Elementary Education from Jacksonville State University and enjoyed homeschooling her children for several years. These days Wendy fills the role of helpmate through office tasks & managing the home. Jess & Wendy are the proud parents of 3 children: David (29), Krysten (26), and Betsy (20).
As IMB personnel, Jess and Wendy are fully supported by Southern Baptists through the Cooperative Program and Lottie Moon Christmas Offering. The Jennings do not receive any funds from Nehemiah Teams, Inc. You can donate directly to the IMB by following this link: https://www.imb.org/give/ Your gifts help support the work of almost 3600 missionaries worldwide.
If you would like to support the work of Nehemiah Teams beyond gifts through the Cooperative Program and Lottie Moon Christmas Offering, we would be grateful for your help. The Nehemiah Teams: Student Missionary Training project fund provides additional budget specifically for travel & training.
Travel budget includes setting up in new areas of Southeast Asia for new American teams, on-site survey with local field supervisors, and travel for national partners to assist with setting up Nehemiah Teams in new countries (national program). Training budget includes funds for Advance Operations Training (AOT) which is held in the Philippines and Alabama. It also covers food/travel expenses for a retreat held for all national franchise NT leaders in the Philippines.