Rev. Dr. Jarrett Banks is a graduate of Wingate University (Bachelor of Science), a graduate of Southern Seminary (Masters of Divinity) and a graduate of Gardner-Webb University (Doctor of Ministry). He has over 30 years of ministerial experience.
Jarrett has served as the senior minister of churches in North Carolina, Kentucky, Georgia, Oklahoma, Arkansas and Louisiana. His mission has been to challenge others to follow the way Jesus taught his disciples to live, serve and love. In 2019, Jarrett decided the best way he could fulfill that mission is by working with others to envision a new expression of church. He is ordained and commissioned by the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ).
Jarrett’s hobbies include running, and he is the Ainsley’s Angels Ambassador for New Orleans. Ainsley’s Angels of America is non-profit organization that aims to build awareness about America’s special needs community through inclusion in all aspects of life in addition to ensuring everyone can experience endurance events from 5ks to marathons. He has been married 32 years to his wife Lori. Together, they have two children, Carson (25) of Atlanta, Georgia and Sara (23) of Charlotte, North Carolina.
As an ordained minister of the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) Jarrett maintains his credentials through supervision, background checks and continuing education. He has recently completed Anti-Racism Training, Healthy Boundaries Training, ASIST Suicide Intervention Training, and Spiritual Care Disaster Response Leader Training.