On this page you’ll get to know a little about Dennis and Debbie Jordan.
Between the two, Dennis is a strong leader and administrator, while Debbie is an encourager, motivator and connector. Together they make a great team.
Dennis is a retired United States Air Force officer. His academic accomplishments include:
- Bachelor of Arts in Christian Education, Lee University, Cleveland, Tennessee
- Bachelor of Science in Nursing, Creighton University, Omaha, Nebraska
- Masters of Science in Nursing, University of Texas, Health Sciences, San Antonio, Texas.
- Member of the American Association of Christian Counselors.
Debbie studies with Elijah House School for Prayer Ministry.
Dennis and Debbie have been group leaders for Marriage Ministries International. They’re former chapter leaders of Compassionate Friends international.
The School of Life
As marriage coaches, Dennis and Debbie draw from more than forty years of married-life experiences—mistakes, disappointments, and successes
Their personal journey includes twenty-two years of military life, the death of a six-year-old child from cancer, financial struggles, parenting a child with ADHD, and surviving major teenage rebellion.
They’ve mentored younger couples, led marriage small group studies, and facilitated a Compassionate Friend support group.
Dennis and Debbie enjoy sharing what they’ve learned from their journey. Both firmly believe that neither is capable of completing the other, but rather, they choose to complement each other.
Dennis and Debbie Jordan and the Central Coast of California
From 1992 to 1996 Dennis was stationed at Vandenberg Air Force Base. During that time Debbie and Dennis fell in love with the area, the climate, the beauty, and especially the Santa Maria Foursquare Church.
Eventually their son went to Westmont College, married a Santa Maria native, and settled in the area. So it was only natural that years later, when Dennis retired from the Air Force, he and Debbie would consider moving back to Santa Maria.
After a brief three years in their home state of North Carolina they returned to the Central Coast of California. (You can still hear the North Carolina accent in this California-adopted couple.)
Their daughter, Abby, who they adopted at birth, is a wonderful mother to her two beautiful daughters. Abby and her family live out-of-state, so Dennis and Debbie are learning what it means to be long distance grandparents.
Why Make Us One?
Dennis and Debbie Jordan believe that couples often speak death to their marriage without realizing it. Once they start thinking or talking about the “D”ivorce word, a door opens for evil to oppress a marriage.
In John 17:21-23 Jesus prayed, “That they may all be one … and to be one in Us.”
Make Us One marriage counseling grew out of a desire to help couples become “one.” It doesn’t matter if a couple is crisis-driven to seek counseling or is seeking to improve an already good marriage−Dennis and Debbie Jordan will help them divorce-proof their marriage.
We have known Pastors Dennis and Debbie for 7 years now, and have been a huge blessing to our lives and Hispanic Ministry. They have ministered to our congregation and we have seen the fruit of their labor in our midst with people’s lives being changed through their ministry. They have such a heart for the broken, and have God’s heart, by being fathers to the fatherless. – Pastor Joel Arreola , Hispanic Pastor, Santa Maria Foursquare Church