Faculty Spotlight: Jess Stainbrook

Meet Jess Stainbrook

Degrees and Experience
  • M.A., Curriculum and Instruction, Biblical Theology Emphasis (Colorado Christian University)
  • B.A., Communications, Radio/TV/Film (Temple University)
  • Spanish Language (Centro Linguistico Maya, Antigua, Guatemala)
Biography and Professional Achievements

Jess Stainbrook is passionate about raising up the next generation of kingdom-minded visual storytellers, communicators, and creative professionals by engaging them with hands-on learning experiences that will have tangible and practical application in the real world.

In addition to being a professor at CCU, Stainbrook serves as the Executive Director of the Invisible Disabilities Association leading advocacy and legislative efforts that help support people dealing with various disabilities, neurodiversity, IDD, mental health, chronic illness, and pain.

Stainbrook is the Founder and Chief Entertainment Officer of FSPN, the Faith+Sports Programming Network that produces a wide variety of positive role model content that includes faith conversations with professional athletes, coaches, celebrities, and entertainers.

Stainbrook is also on staff with Athletes in Action (a CRU Ministry) serving as the Broadcast/Sports Media Director and a Pro Sports/Soccer Chaplain.

IMDB link: http://imdb.me/jessstainbrook

  • Eight Emmy Awards, 29 Emmy Nominations
  • Station Excellence (Best Station) Emmy Award
  • 34 Telly Awards
  • Movieguide's Teddy Award
  • Templeton Foundation Epiphany Award Nomination for most inspirational movie of the year 2012
Administration Positions
  • Executive Producer – “Seven Days in Utopia” with Robert Duvall
  • Exclusive Advisor – “The Bible Series” from Mark Burnett