Photo of Tracy JessupTracy C. Jessup

Vice President for Christian Life and Service
Senior Minister to the University
Assistant Professor of Religion



  • BA, Gardner-Webb University
  • MDiv, Samford University
  • PhD, University of Nebraska-Lincoln

Classes Taught

  • Worship in the Church (Current)
  • Old and New Testament Survey (Previous Semesters)


Dr. Jessup returned to his alma mater in 1994 as the first director of admissions for Gardner-Webb’s School of Divinity. Since 1996 he has served as the Senior Minister to Gardner-Webb University, providing pastoral care and nurturing spiritual formation in this community of faith and learning. Dr. Jessup enjoys the opportunity to serve the local church through interim pastorates, pulpit supply, and preaching revival services. He and his wife, Teresa, met as students at Gardner-Webb in 1985 and were married in 1989. They have two children, Christian and Anna.