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Pastor: My Ushers Carry Guns, Have Orders to Kill

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At the REIGN Conference in Oregon over the weekend, evangelical minister Jeff Jansen said ushers at his Tennessee church “all pack” guns and will kill anyone who thinks “about starting something.” Jansen, a self-proclaimed prophet who leads Global Fire Ministries in Murfreesboro, Tennessee, was a guest speaker at Ignite Faith Church in Redmond, Oregon.

Pastor Jeff Jansen: ‘Jesus wasn’t a wimp’

Jansen contrasted today’s “effeminate” and “neutered” church culture with Jesus’ toughness, saying, “Jesus wasn’t a wimp. He was a tough guy. He was a man. OK? He was a man. When [money changers] were selling in his Father’s house, he went and he braided a whip. Now, that takes time. He’s braiding a whip, and he’s like, ‘I’m coming for you, coming for you.’ … He was very deliberate, and he was mad. He’s a man. He whipped them. Sorry. Just whipped them. ‘Oh, Jesus wouldn’t do that.’ The heck he wouldn’t.”

These days, says Jansen, “The church—the ekklesia, the government of God—has been so neutered and so turned effeminate, almost homosexual. … It’s just ridiculous. Where are the men? Where’s the maleness? Where is the ‘I will defend the children, I will protect the family’?

“My ushers at my church, they all pack,” he continued. “You come to my place, and you think about starting something, you’re dead. They’ll kill you. They’ll shoot you because they’re going to protect everybody else. … I said, ‘Listen, guys, if I’m up there preaching and somebody comes up running, make sure you get them. Just kill ’em. Just shoot ’em dead.’”

The group Right Wing Watch tweeted about Jansen’s conference appearance, specifically referencing his pro-gun words. In response, people wrote comments such as “They have normalized this rhetoric,” “Gee, I wonder where toxic masculinity starts?” and “Why is it that the more Christian these people get, the less Christian they behave?”

In its coverage, Newsweek says it contacted Jansen’s ministry to request more information about his “almost homosexual” comment. Global Fire Ministries reportedly responded, “Please don’t watch [Jansen] or listen to him with the intent of publishing things you do not understand.”

America Voted for Trump, Claims Jeff Jansen

On his ministry’s website, Jansen is described as “well-known worldwide for his Miracle/Healing anointing and Prophetic ministry, often giving revelatory directives for not only individuals but regions and nations.” A Trump supporter, Jansen wrote the book Trump: The Destiny of God’s America, published last summer.

The minister is among the prophets who predicted that former President Donald Trump would win re-election last November. Unlike some of the self-proclaimed prophets who’ve now walked back those claims or even apologized, Jansen is adamant that Trump will be reinstated.

The January inauguration of President Joe Biden was “fake,” says Jansen, adding that Biden is “not our president…nor will he ever be.” Of the November 2020 presidential election, Jansen says, “Everybody knows there was a red tidal wave. There was a Red Sea moment, which is a red tidal wave. And quite frankly, America voted in Donald J. Trump.”

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Stephanie Martin, a freelance journalist, has worked in Christian publishing for 28 years. She’s active at her church in Lakewood, Colorado, where she lives with her family.