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Dr. Jirgal is a 1980 graduate of Gettysburg College where he became a four-time conference champion, All-American, and inductee to the Middle Atlantic Conference All Century Team in the pole vault. He holds an undergraduate degree in health education and physical education. Following graduation, he taught on the high school and college level while coaching football and track in both venues. He holds masters degrees in health education, sports medicine, and divinity, as well as a doctorate in ministry.

He has been the director of Sports Medicine at Wingate University, area director for the Fellowship of Christian Athletes and has served on the staff of Hickory Grove Baptist Church in Charlotte, NC, as well as leading Lakeview Baptist Church, in Monroe, NC as the Senior Pastor. He has served on the local board of directors for the Fellowship of Christian Athletes, New Orleans Baptist Seminary and the ministerial board of Wingate University. He currently serves on the board of directors for The Carolina Study Center, and Fathers in Touch ministry.

Dr. Jirgal is the founder and director of The Jirgal Leadership Institute where he strives to equip people for success in leadership roles. He and his wife Pam have three children, Joshua, Caleb, and Sarah. They reside in Monroe, N. C. 


Wingate University

Union Baptist Association

Gettysburg College Track

SellEthics Corporation

West Virginia Football

Union Rotary

Auto Bell Regional Training

FCA Events

Piedmont H.S. Graduation

Daughters of American Revolution

South Africa Missions Teams

Urban Restoration

Mothers of Preschoolers

Pearl River H.S. Hall of Fame

Youth Events

Various Churches

Various Men’s retreats

All American (Pole Vault)

Masters in Health Education 

Masters in Sports Medicine

Masters in Divinity

Doctorate in Ministry 

Former Sr. Pastor of Lakeview Baptist Church 

Dr. Jirgal has written several books including:

The Path of a Champion

Dying to Live

Life Points

Principles of Wholeness

And others >>



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