Jeanne Gowen Dennis is an award-winning author and singer/songwriter, a Colson Center Fellow and Centurion, and a CLASS-certified speaker. She has published twelve books for adults and children and is passionate about helping others grow in intimacy with our Creator while equipping them to pass on biblical faith to others.
Jeanne is also a wife, mother, and grandmother. She has taught and worked with children and adults of all ages for over 20 years. She has been married to her wonderful husband, Steve, for almost forty years and is a mother, grandmother, and Sunday school teacher. She and Steve produce Heritage of Truth TV online and are active members of their local church. Jeanne’s hobbies include learning foreign languages, art, knitting, ballroom dancing with Steve, swimming, watching old movies, and spending time with the grandchildren and grand-kitties.
Why the Passion for Truth and for Passing It On?
In college, Jeanne was a faith casualty, like reportedly up to 75% of today’s college students. That’s why she is passionate about passing on biblical truth to upcoming generations. Besides her many years of personal study in Scripture and sitting under solid Bible teachers, she also received intensive training in the biblical worldview under Chuck Colson and his team at BreakPoint. She was commissioned as a BreakPoint Centurion in 2006 and became a Colson Center Fellow in 2015.
Music and Media
Music has been a passion for Jeanne since earliest childhood. In fact, she wrote her first song on the back of a rocking horse at age four. After coming to know Jesus Christ personally in her thirties, her focus turned to using all the talents God bestowed on her for His glory alone. She has published two albums of mostly original songs (Living with One Foot in Heaven and In the Arms of Perfect Love), a vocal tracks album for “Panis Angelicus” that includes original English lyrics, and a single called “One Small Voice for God.” You can find links here to listen to samples, purchase, and download her songs. Or click the music tab, above.
As host of Heritage of Truth TV, an online show, Jeanne has had the opportunity to interview numerous authors, pastors, recording artists, and other interesting people. Some of her guests have included: Max Lucado, Thelma Wells, Gloria Gaither, Lysa TerKeurst, Alex and Stephen Kendrick, Babbie Mason, Os Guiness, Todd Starnes, Michael Card, and Steve Arterburn. She also featured a press conference with Dr. Ravi Zacharias.
Author and Speaker
Jeanne has authored/co-authored a dozen books, contributed to several others, and received several awards for her writing and songwriting. Her latest book, written with Sheila Seifert, is Bible Kidventures: Stories of Danger and Courage from Tyndale House and Focus on the Family.
As a speaker, Jeanne’s speaking venues have included Biola University, the NACCAP (North American Coalition for Christian Admissions Professionals) National Conference, the National Church Library Association, writers conferences, homeschool conferences, churches, and bookstores. She has also sung at the Greater Philadelphia Christian Writers Conference and at several churches. She is a certified CLASS speaker.