How to Financially Support the Kingdom Work of Dennis Jernigan
Much of the ministry content here at DennisJernigan.com is free. Check out all the materials available in the "Need Help?" section. We are constantly seeking the Lord for content we believe will meet the needs of any who comes to this site. We literally receive hundreds of notes and letters each month from various people needing encouragement or advice...and I answer most of these inquiries personally. In many ways, I see myself as a pastor to thousands. Throughout more than 20 years of dedicated service, the sales of my music and the love offerings received at various ministry opportunities have supported the work of ministry; but, the need is only growing greater as people are faced with the trying financial and political times we live in. We do not feel anyone owes us a dime for what we do...we simply wish to give you the opportunity to help us continue to do it with impact.
It is not uncommon to open my email from several sites I personally maintain to find letters from people in every walk of life: Pastors, worship leaders, coaches, teachers, white-collar, blue-collar, doctors, lawyers, teenagers, women, men, and desperate people crying out for help. In most cases, the people who contact me directly have been deeply wounded...and, sad to say, many have been wounded by the church. Due to the nature of my own story and my calling to declare it publicly, many feel safe in contacting me.
In response to the tremendous needs we encounter, we offer myriad ministry tools at no cost to anyone who wishes to access them. You will notice that on my Facebook page we have made available over 70 ministry/worship videos that are free for the viewing - we make no revenue from these. Each month I hold a ‘live' time of online worship and ministry from my living room, receiving no financial support for this. Even in my Conference fees, we turn no one away simply because they cannot afford it. We strive to give freely, but we must also meet the costs such ministry requires...and we will continue to do so with or without the donations of others.
God will take care of us - me, my family and our team - and we expect NOTHING from anyone else. No one owes us anything for what God has called us to do. We will continue to give from what has been given to us...but we want to give you the opportunity to help if you feel so led. That being said, here is how you can give toward the work of ministry of freedom God has birthed in and out of my life.
If you would like to bless this ministry, we've provided an easy way to do so. Please note that we are not a tax-deductible 501(c)3 organization as a matter of conscientious choice. Click here to find out why.
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This part of the Lord's heart is so clear in Isaiah 55:
"Ho! Every one who thirsts, come to the waters; and you who have no money come, buy and eat. Come, buy wine and milk without money and without cost...delight yourself in abundance!...For My thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways My ways," declares the Lord. "For as the rain and the snow come down from heaven and do not return there without watering the earth...so shall My word be which goes forth from My mouth; it shall not return to Me empty without accomplishing what I desire."
Why Dennis Jernigan Ministries Refuses 501(c)3 Non-Profit Status...
"Owe nothing to anyone except to love one another" (Rom. 13:8)
"You shall be the head and not the tail" (Deut. 28:13)
"You cannot serve God and mammon" (Luke 16:13)
"Pray on my behalf, that utterance may be given to me in the opening of my mouth, to make known with boldness the mystery of the gospel" (Eph. 6:19)
I am called to proclaim freedom and liberty to all who find themselves in any type of bondage to sin...whether that be same-sex attraction, anger, or anything else that separates us from the Lord. For over 27 years I have ministered without tax-exempt status - and some have wondered why. While gaining tax-exempt status can be see as the norm - gaining government sanction for my ministry - all I can see is strings attached. Due to the nature of my testimony, I do not want to place myself in a position for the government to be able to tell me what I can or cannot say in regard to Biblical Truth. In the current political climate, my personal story is becoming more and more politically incorrect...and I will NEVER be silent concerning all God has done in me and for me. I will not water down the Truth for the sake of gaining funding for my ministry.
For this reason, Dennis Jernigan Ministries has always opted out of anything that keeps me dependent upon anything but God. The government did not save me or set me free. I love my nation...but I love the Gospel more. Hear me: I submit to my rulers (1 Pet. 2:12-17, Heb. 13:17). pray for those who are in governmental authority (1 Tim. 2:1-3). I render unto Caesar what he is due (Mark 12:17). I personally experience verbal attacks and confrontations due to my proclamations of the freedom available through faith in Jesus Christ. With the pressures being imposed upon our nation by the encroachments on our freedoms due to ‘hate crime' legislation I believe my own testimony will be declared illegal within the next 15 years. I will not - no, I CANNOT - be silent. As a result, it is my conviction that 501(c)3 is not necessary nor is it advantageous for Dennis Jernigan Ministries or for the Kingdom of God.