Jeffrey Farmer’s research has focused on assisting churches to glorify God and make disciples. His dissertation examined the effect of church planting sponsorship on the mother church, essentially using church planting to revitalize the sponsor church. Currently, he serves as the associate director of the Caskey Center for Church Excellence, a resource for pastors who serve in smaller membership churches. Dr. Farmer oversees the research efforts of the Caskey Center and consults with smaller membership churches so that those churches can serve God with excellence. He is the editor of Small Church, Excellent Ministry: A Guidebook for Pastors.
Dr. Farmer is active with the Southern Baptist Research Fellowship and the American Statistical Society’s Conference for Statistical Practitioners. He has served nearly thirty years in ministry roles such as youth minister, education minister, pastor, and church planter.
He and his wife, Karen, have two daughters.