Jeff Gillingham

PRINCIPAL
Hope gives everyone the courage to see what they can’t see. Jillian Gillingham (age 9)

I was born in Wisconsin, but have spent most of my life in Wyoming. Even though I have lived in California for the past 22 years, I still consider Wyoming my home. I have been married to my beautiful wife for 22 years and we are privileged to be the parents of 2 sets of twins, all girls. I received my bachelor’s degree in Christian Ministry in 1993 and a Master’s Degree in Transformational Leadership in 2017. I have been with WCA for 16 years and have been blessed to see it expand into what it is today. I enjoy time with my family, basketball, singing, horses, fishing, hunting, welding, and generally working with my hands. I have learned that “God does not call the qualified, He qualifies the called.”

Testimony of Jeff Gillingham

So everyone who acknowledges me before men, I also will acknowledge before my Father who is in heaven, but whoever denies me before men, I also will deny before my Father who is in heaven. Matthew 10:32-33

This is the purpose of my transformed life; to acknowledge the One who “has granted to us all things that pertain to life and godliness” in this world (2 Peter 1:3).

God’s call on my life occurred at the age of 5. I can clearly remember that time. However, there was no change or comprehension of that call. I grew up as a typical boy who loved the outdoors and as the son of a pastor for about 10 years. Growing up in the church and a “Christian” family was not without its problems, both personally and for our family.

As long as I can remember, James 4:17 “So whoever knows the right thing to do and fails to do it, for him it is sin.”, was my constant struggle. At the age of 17 ½, I finally gave Christ the Lordship of my life. I was getting ready to go into the world on my own and knew tha/.t I needed Him to guide and direct my path. What peace there was at that moment and through the years.

To this day, my Christianity is very practical, yet deeply rooted in the conviction that Jesus Christ is Lord of all. “It is He whom I believe, and am persuaded that He will keep that which I have committed unto him until the day of His coming (2 Tim. 1:12).”

Jesus Christ has made all the difference in my life. He can make the difference in yours.