Father, Husband, Author, Doctor, Professor, Rabbi, Police
Meet Our Leader
Dr. Jeffrey L. Seif
Twenty Five Years of Experience:
1984-Present, Pastoral Ministry / Various capacities.
2010-Present, Vice President / Project Manager of Tree of Life Version of the Bible (available through Baker Books, 2017)
2010-2016, Full Time Prof. TKU-Houston: titled “University Distinguished Professor of Bible and Jewish Studies”
1989-2017, Professor, Christ for the Nations Institute, Dallas, TX. 28 years an instructor in Bible, Theology Ministry
2006-2011, “Zola Levitt Presents.” Took the lead with TV manufacture, book writing, article production and fundraising, working on-location in the Middle East. In the process, Jeff became one of the best known names and faces of Messianic Jewish experience and perspective in North America.
1990-Present, DeSoto Police Department (Dallas County, TX). Reserve police officer/detective. Chaplain
2015-Present, Ovilla Police Department (Dallas/Ellis County, TX). Patrol Sergeant
2016-Present, Cedar Valley Police Academy, Police Academy Instructor
Certificate: Leadership / Coaching, Harvard University (2116)
Doctorate: D.Min., Southern Methodist University, Dallas, TX (2003) Leadership Development
Doctorate: D.Min., Graduate Theological Foundation (1991) Lutheran, Anglican and Roman Catholic Studies
Bachelor: Th.B., Moody Bible Inst.; Trinity College, Newburgh, IN (1984)
BCAPS: BCAPS, N. TX Regional Police Academy, Arlington, TX (2000)
Jeffrey L. Seif was born into a German-Jewish family on 9 November 1955. He was raised in a typical American Jewish household, save the fact that he was sent off to go to school in a Yeshiva—an Orthodox Jewish training school. Though raised with a “traditional” Jewish upbringing, Jeff eventually came to a saving faith in Jesus, subsequent to which he experienced a “call” into vocational Gospel ministry. Jeff eventually went to school to prepare for the ministerial vocation, taking studies at the Moody Bible Institute, Trinity College, the Graduate Theological Foundation and then the theological Seminary at Southern Methodist University, where he took both a master’s degree and doctorate. Jeff served as a missionary with the American Board of Missions to the Jews, and has served as a theology ministry professor for twenty-seven years and served as the project manager of a new joint-venture, Messianic Jewish Bible translation. Jeff is also experienced in television, radio and more. Jeff has appeared in over 120 TV programs, shot mostly in Israel.
Seif has written many books and articles, most recently To the Ends of the Earth and TLV Psalms: Hope andHealing from the Hebrew Scriptures. Jeff has considerable pastoral experience.
Additionally, Jeff is a proud graduate of the North Texas Regional Police Academy, holds an active police commission, and serves part-time in both the patrol and detective divisions of a Dallas County police department where he also serves as a police chaplain. Dr. Seif keeps active, traveling and ministering in various foreign countries and American cities. When not working in his various ministerial capacities, Jeff enjoys running, weight lifting and ballroom dancing with his wife. Till recently, Jeff was married for twenty-nine years to Patricia Lynn Seif, formerly a school counselor/psychologist. They raised two sons: Jacob and Zack. Pat died of Ovarian Cancer, and Jeff subsequently married Dr. Barri Cae Mallin, herself a Jewish believer in Yeshua/Jesus.