The Rev. Dr. Jarvis L. Collier
The Rev. Dr. Jarvis L. Collier serves God, the church and the community as a 21st Century anointed, scholarly, insightful champion of the Kingdom, as expressed by the Lord Jesus Christ. His ministry is fresh, alive, dynamic and results-oriented, for the empowerment of saints for relevant engagement.
He is Pastor of the Pleasant Green Baptist Church, Kansas City, KS, a vibrant, growing, historic fellowship with evangelistic, prayer, discipleship, media, private school, 43-unit senior facility, and many other aspects of transformative community impact.
Passionately, he champions a social justice agenda: education; employment, blood donors; skills enhancement; health- care initiatives; wealth- generation; parolee- reintegration; former Board Chair, United Way; plans for urban supermarket, among many community works.
Collier, a native of Los Angeles, came to Christ as a child in 1968. The product of the LA Unified School District, he excelled academically. He possesses a sharp mind, dedicated heart and strong will. His formal preparation and theological grounding, for the practical dimensions of Christian Ministry, include: distinguished graduate of the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA); Fuller Theological Seminary; additional graduate studies at Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary; and an Honorary Doctorate.
An active youth, he served in many Baptist capacities, from a young age. He was mentored by several giants of Christian ministry, now resting in glory. He was called by God to full-time Christian ministry in 1978. He has now served God and His Church for nearly 35 years.
He is the acclaimed author of several books: “Biblical Challenges for Christian Singles,” “The Preacher’s Journey,” “A Passion for Excellence,” “Seeking the Kingdom,” and “Living in the Faith Dimension,” widely used texts across America for nurture, edification and Christian engagement.
This “Renaissance Man,” (world- traveler; horseback- riding; backgammon; billiards), enjoys family (wife, Jennifer, two children), in Kansas City, an ardent champion for social justice, locally, nationally and globally.