Host:Dr. James Dobson
When Jeff Struecker was a teen, he had a crippling fear of death. Thanks to the evangelistic outreach of a neighbor couple, he trusted Christ as Savior. He went on to become the Army's Top Ranger and a "Black Hawk Down" hero in Somalia. Despite the fact he thought he would die in Mogadishu, Somalia, the author of The Road to Unafraid experienced supernatural peace. Subsequently, Jeff’s fellow soldiers were desperate to know his God. Listen to this special Memorial Day program, as Dr. Dobson talks with an American war hero who understands the true meaning of sacrifice.
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.