Jeremy Willis, Ministry Intern
Because of his father being in the military, Jeremy was born in Tacoma, WA, grew up in Roswell, NM, and graduated high school in Pineville, LA.  In 1998 he attended LSU but due to financial reasons, he left school to enlist in the US Army.  After his initial enlistment ended he left active duty, joined the LA National Guard, and returned to LSU with the help of the Montgomery GI bill.  In May 2008, Jeremy graduated from LSU with a BA in History.  He was commissioned as an officer in the National Guard, deployed to Iraq in 2005 & 2010, and was activated for hurricane relief on multiple occasions.  In May 2014, Jeremy graduated from New Orleans Theological Baptist Seminary with a Masters of Divinity in Urban Missions.  While attending seminary, he was active with his local church and with a local Christian charity called Helping Hands located in Leesville, LA.  More specifically he was highly involved in the local food pantry and leading a Bible study for inmates from a state correctional facility.  Following his graduation from seminary, he began to feel God calling to become a military chaplain.  He is currently a Ministry Intern at Temple Baptist working toward meeting the postgraduate ministry qualifications to become a military chaplain.  His wife, Deena, is working for the US Army at Womack Army Medical Center as a laboratory science officer and is active in a number of church ministries.  Their desire is to see those who are lost become saved and those who are saved develop deep faith and lead others to the Lord.