Pastor Vincent E. Jordan serves as Senior Pastor Teacher, Elder, and church planter of Grace Community Church, St. Petersburg. In addition, Pastor Jordan works full-time at an engineering defense company in Tampa, Florida. His educational background in computer science and business management comes from his studies at Tallahassee Community College, Florida State University, and Eckerd College.
Pastor Jordan's biblical training includes his studies in the Exegetical Expository Preaching and Teaching Institute (E.E.P.T.I.) on the campus of Southside Tabernacle Baptist Church. In 1997, he graduated from E.E.P.T.I. with honors in Biblical Studies and Greek Language. Upon graduation, Pastor Jordan was asked to join the E.E.P.T.I. teaching staff as an instructor of New Testament Exegesis and Homiletics. A short time thereafter, Pastor Jordan was ordained as an Elder at Southside Tabernacle Baptist Church, where he served in various ministries and preaching opportunities. In March of 2002, Pastor Jordan was called of the Lord to plant Grace Community Church.
Recognizing that the Bible is the very word of the Living God to man, and understanding the priority of knowing and obeying its truths, Pastor Jordan is truly an exegetical, expository pastor teacher who is deeply committed to studying and teaching Scripture with diligence and authority. Pastor Jordan’s central ministerial focus is the continuous imparting of biblical truth to the people of God that they may know God and serve Him in worship and ministry.
Pastor Vincent E. Jordan also has a genuine concern for discipling men of faith to be the man of God that God has called them to be. Proverbs 27:17 says that as “Iron sharpens iron, so one man sharpens another.” In other words, as each man is equipped with the life changing truth of God’s Word, he in turn disciples another man, who disciples another. There are several modern day pastor/theologians, that Pastor Jordan closely studies and admires, who have significantly helped him in his own ministry:
- Dr. John MacArthur - Sun Valley, CA
- late Dr. R. C. Sproul - Sanford, FL
- Dr. R. Albert Mohler - Lakeland, FL
- Dr. Sinclair Ferguson - Dallas, TX
- Dr. John Piper - Minneapolis, MN
- Dr. Voddie Baucham - Spring, TX; Zambia
- late Pastor John Gerstner - Pittsburgh, PA
- Dr. Lewis Lampley - Brundidge, AL
- Pastor Richard Jackson - St. Petersburg, FL
- Pastor Henry Payne - St. Petersburg, FL
The wealth of knowledge that Pastor Jordan has received (and still receives) from these modern day pastor/theologians, he willingly shares with others.
Pastor Jordan is a native of St. Petersburg, Florida. He and his wife Natasha have three daughters. Natasha, a native of Jacksonville, Florida, graduated from Tuskegee University with a degree in Biology. She homeschools their three daughters.