Jacques Short

Eldership Council, Helping Professionals/Therapeutic Development Pastor


While surviving the streets of New York City, Jacques obtained his associates degree in business management/marketing while employed as a professional boxer.

Jacque served as captain of the U.S. Boxing Team in 1989. In 1990, he gave his life to Christ and worked in Virginia as creator and program director of a Gospel Radio program. After moving to Michigan, he received his ordination as Pastor of Youth in Albion and completed his bachelor’s degree in Family Life Education. He now holds a master’s degree in Counseling Education/Counseling Psychology at Western Michigan University.

By the grace of God, in 2003 Jacques joined the leadership team and staff of Crossroads. He brings with him passion and expertise in family, youth outreach, training, teaching and releasing teens in their God given purpose. This man is supercharged with vision and purpose that inspires us all.

Jacques and his wife, Kelly, have built a beautiful life together with God and have four strong and intelligent sons.

Jacque is a Licensed School Counselor and Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor, he holds a Limited License in Professional Counselor, and a master’s in counseling/psychology training with specializations in addictions, testing, career development, marriage, family counseling, school experience with depression and major mood disorders, vocational rehabilitation, youth and young adults (ages 11 to 19), PTSD, addictions, career development, pre- and post marriage, school counseling, spiritual counseling and sports counseling.