Jeff Struecker is an author, pastor, and retired U.S. Army Ranger. At age 18, he enlisted in the Army as an infantryman, and retired after over 22 years of active service as a decorated major and chaplain. His combat experience includes participation in the invasion of Panama, Operation Desert Storm, the "Black Hawk Down" firefight and rescue mission in Somalia, and more than a dozen combat tours in Afghanistan and Iraq. In 2017, he was inducted into the U.S. Army Ranger Hall of Fame. Jeff holds a Ph.D. from Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary in Wake Forest, N.C., and is the lead pastor of 2 Cities Church based in Columbus, Georgia. Jeff is married to Dawn, and they have five children and three grandchildren.