Jeff accepted Jesus Christ as Savior at the age of 26 in the privacy of his living room, while reading a book by Billy Graham. He spent 30 years in the corporate world, where he held various positions in management, sales, and consulting. He became bored with corporate life so began praying for God to use him in a different way – one that would allow him to take the business experience he had acquired and combine it with some sort of full time ministry.
God answered that prayer and gave him an opportunity to consult with churches to lead major capital campaigns. He helped raise millions of dollars for projects all over the country to build new sanctuaries and family life centers, reduce debt, and complete much needed deferred maintenance.
After a season of work in capital campaigns, the Lord brought a new opportunity for ministry at The Association of Baptists for World Evangelism (ABWE) as a development officer. He was soon asked to assume the role of director of donor development. In his fundraising work, he traveled to Kosovo to help with the Kosovo Leadership Academy and to Bangladesh to help with The Memorial Christian Hospital.
Jeff has also worked with JESUS Film Harvest Partners (JFHP) as a director of development. There, he interacted with donors to raise money for the JFHP Teams to take the JESUS Film to all parts of the world to evangelize, disciple, and plant churches.
Jeff and his wife, Vicki, have been married for over 40 years and live in Westfield, Indiana – a suburb of Indianapolis. He attended Ohio State University, where he studied business. He enjoys spending time with his family: two daughters, two wonderful sons-in-law, and seven grandchildren (one is in heaven). In his spare time, he enjoys traveling, history, and keeping up with the current events of the day. The Cluxtons are members of College Park Church in Indianapolis.
Jeff says, “I feel called to ministry fundraising and called to Haggai International. It is a blessing to perform work that helps grow the Kingdom. Haggai does that in a very efficient and unique way.”