Father Jeffrey Kirby is the Pastor of Our Lady of Grace Parish in Indian Land, South Carolina. He serves as an Adjunct Professor of Theology at Belmont Abbey College. He has authored several books, including Thy Kingdom Come: Living The Lord’s Prayer in Everyday Life, Be Not Troubled: A 6-Day Personal Retreat with Father Jean-Pierre De Caussade, Lord, Teach Us to Pray, and Kingdom of Happiness: Living the Beatitudes in Everyday Life. He grew up in Germany while his father was in the military, attended Franciscan University of Steubenville (Go, Barons!), backpacked through Europe as a graduate student, has run two marathons, crossed the Atlantic Ocean by boat, and has served in the Army National Guard!
Father Kirby holds a doctorate in moral theology from the Holy Cross University in Rome, a Master of Arts in Philosophy and a Bachelor of Arts in History from the Franciscan University of Steubenville.
In 2016, Father Kirby was recognized for his service to local communities and young adults throughout South Carolina by then- Governor Nikki Haley with the Order of the Palmetto, South Carolina’s highest civilian honor.
Working with St. Benedict Press and Catholic Scripture Study International, Father Kirby was the Host of the award-winning program Doors of Mercy and was one of the co-instructors of the programs, Luke: The Gospel of Mercy and Jesus Revealed. He is the Host of the program Kingdom of Happiness.
Father Kirby is a Senior Contributor for the news site Crux: Taking the Catholic Pulse.
-Finding the Kingdom of Happiness: Living the Beatitudes: Father Kirby takes us on a journey through the Beatitudes as the path to true happiness, giving a practical approach in applying them to our daily lives.
-Abba Father: Living the Lord's Prayer: Father Kirby dives deeply into the rich depths of the Lord's Prayer, revealing God's Fatherly care for us even in difficult times.
-Trustful Surrender to Divine Providence: Living the Grace of the Present Moment: Father Kirby teaches how to abandon ourselves to the Providence of God, learning to live in the grace we receive as we encounter God in the present moment. He shows how this can help us even in times of trial and tragedy.
-Tackling Difficult End of Life Issues: Father Kirby answers difficult questions with the perspective of our Catholic Faith, helping us walk through the tough decisions encountered at the end of life.
-Baptized and Sent: Living Our Catholic Discipleship: Discipleship comes with responsibility. Father Kirby addresses the meaning of Catholic Discipleship, and how we can live as Catholic Disciples within a society that promotes a culture of death.
-Mary, Queen of Heaven, Mother of God and Our Mother: Father Kirby addresses our Catholic devotion to Mary, our Mother, our powerful Intercessor and Protector, our model of discipleship. He shows the importance of our consecration to Mary.
-Salvation History and the Mercy of God: From the time of Adam and Eve, Father Kirby takes us on a journey through salvation history in a way that the distinctive thread of God's Mercy and love for us can be clearly seen.