About Me

My name is Jessie Still.   This website chronicles a bit of my life.  My life vision is to life FULLY as a friend of Jesus (John 15:15).  I find that happens most naturally through a lifestyle of prayer — that is, interacting with God.  It’s the grand privilege of every human being to relate to the Creator.  I also direct a ministry on the Michigan State University campus called the Furnace — and that’s all about prayer.  So, this blog will also be a place to post updates on that.  I hope you find it interesting and most of all, encouraging.

More about me:  I’m married to an amazing, beautiful woman, Erica (ahem, Dr. Erica Still, D.O.!).  I have a beautiful daughter, Chloe, who at 3 years old, is ready to take over the world, and has definitely taken over my heart. 🙂

I got my degree in Music (piano and voice; Eastern Michigan University), and really enjoy music . . but, mostly as it relates to interacting with God.  I’ve always really felt called to ministry, so it’s been a great tool for that.  I’ve written some music (not much really), and recently laid down my first official album.  I also hope to record some of my original worship songs in the near future.

I spent about ten years doing full-time ministry in my church (Spirit of Christ Church in Haslett, Michigan: youth pastoring, small group leading, worship leading, associate pastoring, administrating, preaching, etc.), but a year ago made the big move to full-time campus ministry.  Some would call is a “step of faith” — and it is, because it’s following what I believe God is saying (isn’t that we’re all supposed to do?) — but has been very natural, because it seems so right.  So, now I guess you’d say I’m a “campus missionary”, as the term has been coined. I direct the Furnace at Michigan State University, fueling a campus awakening through prayer and connecting the Body of Christ through that movement.

I love Jesus.  Maybe you already caught that. 😉

I like to eat dessert . . and drink lots of coffee..  I really enjoy talking to people.  My favorite thing to do in life = encourage people (literally, to give courage).  If I can help someone gain courage to walk on in life and see them smile with genuine joy, it makes my day.

Wanna know more?  Feel free to comment and/or leave a question and an email address!

7 thoughts on “About Me

  1. Hi. Your post on being an intercessor caught my attention. One quote that has resounded with me is, “The greatest peril in America is prayerlessness behind pulpits” – Tudor Bismark

  2. Jessie, I am enjoying your blog of Revelation. I have been reading a chapter a day.
    Wondering if you have run into and how you handle religions that have their own version of the Bible? It’s hard to discuss topics without it becoming a “bible war”. My Bible says this, but my “bible” says this.

    1. Thanks for your comment. I’m glad you’re enjoying the Revelation posts. It is a book that I enjoy and am continuing to grow in. I’m not sure if I understand your question completely. By other religions are you referring to Hinduism, Islam, etc… or different denomination within the Christian community??

  3. Hi Jessie, I read about your prayer ministry in Reader’s Digest. I am also called to prayer and started a prayer ministry in the church I used to attend…however, very few parishioners were interested in coming to a prayer meeting and expressed an attitude of distrust. Since leaving that church I have heard comments about prayer meetings being abused as “gossip sessions”. What is your opinion about this attitude coming from Christians? How can I be most effective in facilitating corporate prayer among believers?
    God Bless you, I will be praying for your ministry!

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