Jeff Markey was born and raised in New Jersey. He earned his Bachelor of Arts in Music Education from Montclair State University. As he was called into ministry, Jeff moved with his wife and kids to New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary where he earned his Master of Music in Church Music degree, with a concentration in Musical Composition. Jeff has served on some great church staffs in New Jersey, Louisiana, Colorado, and now Pennsylvania, at Genesis Church. Jeff considers himself a worship pastor who writes songs for the church. He is an ordained Southern Baptist pastor and international award-winning songwriter.