The Redeemed Man

Faith Under Fire: A ‘Black Hawk Down’ Soldier Speaks

July 04, 2023 Paul Amos Season 3 Episode 27
The Redeemed Man
Faith Under Fire: A ‘Black Hawk Down’ Soldier Speaks
Show Notes Transcript

Jeff Struecker’s 23-year career in the United States Army has taken him from the training grounds of Fort Moore to the bloody streets of Iraq and Somalia. It’s also taken him on a unique journey from soldier to chaplain, a journey that allowed him to share his faith with many other men in uniform and continue changing lives as the founding pastor of 2 Cities Church in Columbus, Georgia. In conversation with Paul Amos, the Silver Star honoree and Army Ranger Hall of Famer talks about how faith has impacted his military service and patriotism, being a leader to his own family, and learning to let go of our mistakes. 

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0:00—Intro/”lightning round”

3:09—Why Jeff joined the military

14:54—The role of faith in his military service/the Mogadishu story

26:38—Where patriotism and faith intersect

30:31—Life after the military

37:54—Leadership and the family

49:04—What Jeff’s learned from doing a podcast

53:30—Jeff’s advice for the audience