In this episode we cover:
How Pastor Jordan and her husband, Robert A. Jordan, M.D. (retired Pediatrician) blended their professions together to help heal and minister to the mind, body and soul for over 34 years.
How one can take, what some would call, a devastating situation and find hope, joy and peace!
Finding reality in Jeremiah 29:11… For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.
It’s never too late to attain your dreams or passion; but be willing to rewind the DVD of your mind to get you to where you want to be.
The impact of being willing to give up something to get more!
Blessings come in the wait.
How you can use the gifts and talents you use on your job and turn them into an opportunity to bless others through a nonprofit avenue.
How you can provide care for the mind, body and soul, caring for the indigent, the affluent and those in-between.
How a devastating disease, like Alzheimer’s, can present an opportunity to turn a “BOAD” (bitch of a disease), into a blessing.
Rev. Jeanette B. Jordan, M.Div, CLC, is the Pastor of Journey to the Cross Ministries – a multi Denominational Church that was planted in September of 2009. A native of Chicago, Illinois she responded to God’s call into the Ministry in February 1996 and was licensed by the Evangelical Church Alliance in April 1998, ordained August 12, 1999. She attended the Evangelical Church Alliance Bible Institute in Bradley, Illinois and was licensed in 1998 and ordained in 1999. She is a graduate of the McCormick Theological Seminary class of 2003 with an M.Div. Degree. Prior to becoming a Pastor, she worked hand in hand with her husband, Robert A. Jordan, M.D., Pediatrician. In 1982 she became the executive administrator of her husband’s pediatric practice.
They grew his practice to becoming one of the most well-known pediatric practices in the Chicago and South Suburbs communities, South Suburban Pediatrics. They provided care for the mind, body and soul, caring for the indigent, the affluent and those in-between. In 1995 they formed a non-profit entity, Far South Side Community Health Center, where they partnered with hospitals and community businesses to provide a one day back to school free physical exam including immunizations, dental exams, and school supplies. Together, they offered these services for over 15 years including providing free food baskets and clothing giveaways to the community during the Thanksgiving and Christmas holidays.
After having given his life to doing what he wanted most, Dr. Jordan had to retire from practice in 2017 because he was afflicted with, what she calls “BOAD” (bitch of a disease), Alzheimers/Dementia. She has become an educational volunteer with the Chicago Alzheimer’s Association and has completed a course from Emory University on effective caregiving for those suffering this BOAD! Presently Dr. Jordan is in a Long-Term Care Facility being cared for by a team of caring, loving, dedicated caregivers who allow Pastor Jordan to continue to be lead caregiver!
Her personal life’s theme is… “If I can help someone on my life-long journey, my living will not be for naught”… Here am I Lord send me!
Dr. Jordan wrote a book that was published in 2017, “From Suspenders to Stethoscope- the Dr. Jordan Story” available through thehotreads.com. Proceeds support the Alzheimer’s Association!
Journey to the Cross Ministries – a Multi Denominational Church
Pastor Jeanette Bass Jordan
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