Home / People / Dr. Tracy Jessup Dr. Tracy Jessup Vice President for Christian Life and Service Senior Minister to the University A graduate of Gardner-Webb University with a B.A. in Music, Tracy earned his M. Div. degree at Samford University’s Beeson Divinity School. He completed his Ph.D. at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. Tracy also teaches in the undergraduate department of religious studies and enjoys the opportunity to serve the local church through interim pastorates, pulpit supply, and preaching revival services. He and his wife, Teresa, have two children, Christian and Anna.