Jeff has been married to Marie Robertson Rickels for 35 years and they have 3 grown children and 3 precious grandchildren.
Marie and Jeff are members of First Presbyterian Church in Jackson.
Jeff grew up in a non-Christian home and he was 31 years old when the Lord brought him to a saving faith in Christ.
Jeff served in First Presbyterian Church in Jackson (where he is currently a member), as a deacon and ruling elder for many years.
Jeff and his young family also served on the mission field for 2 years at African Bible College in Malawi where Jeff was the Business Manager for the campus. After their mission field experience, he had the opportunity to serve clients in the insurance and wealth management industry for many years.
Jeff is currently serving as vice president of Advancement for Belhaven University, and he counts it as a privilege to tell anyone who will listen about the life-changing experience that the students receive at Belhaven.