Short Biography

Father Jeffrey Kirby, STD, is on a mission to retrieve and teach the beauty and depth of the Church’s spiritual and moral traditions. He is a moral theologian, Papal Missionary of Mercy and the Pastor of Our Lady of Grace Parish in Indian Land, South Carolina. Through his books, Bible studies, and digital programs, Father Kirby has become a leader in evangelization and the adult catechetical movement in the United States. He serves as an Adjunct Professor of Theology at Belmont Abbey College and is the host of the daily devotional, The Morning Offering with Father Kirby.

Father Kirby holds a doctorate in moral theology from the Holy Cross University in Rome and a Bachelor of Arts in History and a Master of Arts in Philosophy from the Franciscan University of Steubenville. 

In 2016, Father Kirby was recognized by Governor Nikki Haley and granted the Order of the Palmetto, South Carolina’s highest civilian honor, for his service to local communities and young adults throughout the state.

Father Kirby has authored several books, including [select relevant titles here]

Father Kirby grew up in West Germany, backpacked through Europe while in graduate school, ran two marathons while in seminary, served in the Army National Guard, attended seminary in Rome, has crossed the Atlantic Ocean by ship, eaten breakfast in the White House, and served as a Guest Chaplain to the US House of Representatives.

More information on Father Kirby can be found at He can be followed on Twitter @fatherkirby.


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