About the Author

Like many of Jesus’ first disciples, I did not come into ministry with theological training or the eloquence of someone who had been taught in church from an early age. A series of hard life choices and the consequences that followed left gaping wounds in my life, exposing a heart that was spiritually dying and in desperate need of a Savior. And this is where Jesus closed the divide, drawing me to Himself through a series of dreams and revealing His plan of salvation to me. I found myself humbled, bent low at the foot of the cross. I stand victorious today only because of Jesus.

In 2013, my husband, Adam, began the Every Man a Warrior discipleship program by Lonnie Berger. It was through Christ’s transformative overflow in my husband’s life that God awakened me. He called me to begin writing Cultivating Holy Beauty upon realizing that lies had held me captive for over a decade after my salvation. As I grew in my heart knowledge of the Word, I became convinced of Proverbs 30:5, “Every word of God is flawless.” Then one day, it clicked: “All of God’s promises are true, and they are for me!” In that moment, my heart became like a bright city on a hillside. It was as if a light had been turned on inside me, and others wanted to know what had changed! I was being presented with one opportunity after another to share the Gospel—drawing back a shade to awaken the Bride of Christ to a Son that’s already risen!

As one of His commissioned disciples, I am deeply committed to preparing the Bride for His return. I don’t have an impressive résumé. I’m not rehearsed in the art of storytelling or teaching Bible studies. My only qualifier is Jesus. I am His humble servant and instrument. These words are an overflow of His work in my life. You can’t fall in love with the creator of the universe and keep silent! His love changes everything. I want you to know Him. Will you arise and join me in pursuing Him? He wants to be found (Jeremiah 29:13).

Jessie and her sons

Jessie North
Author and Speaker
Cultivating Holy Beauty