Jed received Christ at the age of 7 by way of the Calvary Bus Ministry. This Bus Ministry would come by each Sunday morning and pick up Jed and other children in Dothan and take them to the Calvary campus for church. The teachers and Pastor of Calvary soon introduced Jed to a relationship with God through Christ Jesus. Jed very soon began his life journey as a follower of Jesus Christ by confessing, repenting of his sin and believing on Jesus as his Lord and Savior. Jed was baptized at Calvary and has been a member of Calvary since 1971. Jed graduated from Auburn University in 1985 with a degree in Building Science. Jed married his wife, Abby in 1986 and they immediately started their life in Dothan and began serving at Calvary. Jed is President of Qualico Steel Co., Inc. Jed has served in several areas of ministry at Calvary including Life Group Leader, Deacon, Deacon Chairman, and Pastor Search Committee. Abby has served alongside Jed in these areas and likewise as a Youth Life Group Leader and Women’s Bible Study Leader. Abby and Jed have 3 Children: Watson Downs (Kendal), Mary Grace O’Connor (Tate) and James Downs, along with many grandchildren.
Jed enjoys teaching, serving and discipling others. His preferred method of reading and studying scripture is through Inductive Bible Study. He was introduced to the Inductive Bible Study Method through Precept Ministries several years ago and it ‘fanned into flame’ his love for The Word.
Jed loves this church, Calvary, and it’s members and truly counts them as family.