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Jeff Gates

Information Services Librarian; Asst. Professor of Library Science


Jeff has visited (not just passed through) 25 states and lived in four of them. He is originally from Youngstown, Ohio and attended college in Missouri where he met his wife, Char. Together they have 4 children and a dog. He served as Assistant Pastor in Kearney, Nebraska for 8 ½ years. After receiving his MLS from Kent State University, he served as Head Librarian at Faith Baptist Bible College & Theological Seminary for 10 years. Jeff is glad to be back in his home state once again and to be here at Cedarville University. He began his work at the Centennial Library in the Fall of 2007.

Education and Credentials

  • Master of Library Science, Kent State University
  • M.A. Biblical Studies, Faith Baptist Theological Seminary
  • B.S. Theology, Baptist Bible College, Springfield, MO


  • Spending time with his family
  • Teaching the Bible
  • Reading and learning about theology, ethics, critical thinking, pedagogy, and assessment
  • Listening to Celtic music and singing
  • Watching science fiction movies