Former co-leader of Global Fire Ministries Jeff Jansen, who described himself as a prophet, evangelist, revivalist, and conference speaker, died unexpectedly on Tuesday (August 8) at the age of 60.
“It is with great sadness, we announce that Jeff Jansen passed away unexpectedly,” a statement from Global Fire Ministries read. ”Over the years, Jeff has left an indelible mark on those who knew him. Please pray for his family as they remember him and grieve this tremendous loss.”
Jansen’s seven children posted a message on their father’s Instagram page, saying, “It is with heavy hearts that we announce that our Dad, Jeff Jansen, has gone home to be with The Lord. Our Dad’s legacy will be remembered as one of passion for the Gospel, for God’s people, and for the Nations of the World.”
“While we are devastated with the loss, it has been truly uplifting to witness first hand how many lives Dad has impacted over the years,” the statement continued.
“We have decided to have a public Celebration of Life to accommodate the masses who have expressed a desire to pay their respects,” Jansen’s children shared with his 43,600 followers. “We believe that this is what Dad would have wanted, and we have secured a space that will hold up to 500 people. All are welcome!”
The service will be live-streamed for those unable to attend in-person.
As the children don’t have control of their father’s estate, they shared that Jansen’s funeral expenses won’t be fully covered and asked for electronic donations to help with costs.
In the spring of 2021, Jansen was asked to step down from the ministry he co-founded with his wife due to “unscriptural and unbiblical behavior.” The board stated that Jansen was disqualified from leadership because of “a pattern of making poor moral choices, and bad coping mechanisms [and] character flaws.”
One of those choices was leaving his wife, Jan Jansen, after 26 years of marriage. Jan is currently listed as Global Fire Ministries’ senior leader.
According to Global Fire Ministries, at the time, Jansen had not made an attempt at reconciliation, showing no remorse or repentance for his actions.