Former co-pastor with John Wimber at the Vineyard Church and writer of such books as "Surprised by the Voice of God".
Jack Deere, a graduate of Dallas Seminary was, until recently, the primary theologian in the Vineyard churches, having forsaken much of the theology taught at Dallas. John Wimber, who mentored Jack Deere away from sound biblical doctrine into experiential theology, nonetheless depended upon Jack Deere for advice on matters of doctrine in how to counter objections to the weird manifestations in the Vineyard/Toronto movement. Jack Deere later left to join the First Presbyterian Church in Whitefish, Montana. After some problems arose at this church, Jack Deere resigned from the Pastorship on June 20, 1996. On March 11, 1997. His association with the Presbyterian church was ended when he renounced jurisdiction of the Presbytery of Glacier.
Jack Deere is now the director of Grace Training Center and an instructor in Biblical studies at the Metro Christian Fellowship (formally Kansas City Vineyard) as well as an associate pastor at a (a) church in Amarillo, TX. (a) we removed the word vineyard, the church is not a vineyard church.
One of his goals is to "change the understanding and expression of Christianity in the whole earth in one generation." (The Interactive Bible)
Jack Deere said: "You see why we're excited about someone like Paul Cain or Bob Jones coming on the scene? Or others that we've met you know those two powerful witnesses in Revelation 11:3? You know what they are, first and foremost? They are prophets. He said they will prophesy for 1,260 days. He's going to end the last days just before His Son returns with a prophetic movement that will sweep the entire face of the earth and will eclipse anything we have ever seen before the significance of these signs and wonders But they don't just happen on the earth. They come because they are prayed for and they are predicted by God's people." ("Joels Army," op. cit., Jewel van der Merwe.)
Jack Deere on the subject of modern day prophesy: "But you know what? God is in the process of offending our minds in order to reveal our hearts. And I don't know any place where it's going to be 100% right. There's going to be stumbling blocks in every ministry that the Holy Spirit is really responsible for." (Jack Deere, TACF, 11/20/94, audiotape)
Jack Deere says that with the third wave would come endtime apostles and prophets who would "do greater works than the apostles, than Jesus, or any other Old Testament prophets." (Jack Deere, "Intimacy With God and the End Time Church," Vineyard Christian Fellowship, Denver, CO, 1989, audiotape (session 2A)
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