Jeff Renken

First Baptist Church of Garner
Public Safety/Community Chaplaincy
First Baptist Church of Garner
September 15

About My Family

My name is Jeff, and my wife's name is Rose. My life is a true reflection of my calling and equipping to be a missionary chaplain counselor. Saved at a young age, I witnessed firsthand the joy that comes with salvation. As I grew, I became distracted and challenged with pride. I succumbed to the temptations of this broken and dark world and entered it in force. I considered myself a self-made man—aggressive and angry—demanding that this world be what I wanted it to be. I lived for many years in this posture (with many hard lessons learned), but the Holy Spirit never let me go and always reminded me that God had greater plans in store. I am humbled to have been selected by God to bring love and care to His people as He guides me, for I love all of God’s creation genuinely with a Christlike love: Matthew 11:28-30.

About My Ministry

Through my military service, my family and I grew to love military families as our own. The calling to serve came many years ago as a younger man, and I was placed in leadership roles that required long hours, sacrifice, stressful situations and separation from family and friends. Through this time, I cultivated a desire to help those suffering the woes of military life. Christian counseling, given to me as a spiritual gift, has been a tough but rewarding task. God has called Rose and me to serve the biker community and other communities of central North Carolina. We share Christ’s love and provide counsel addressing: post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), marriage and family issues, individual and crisis counseling. God is using this ministry in a powerful and miraculous way.

Support Jeff Renken

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For receptive hearts among the people in communities where these missionaries and chaplains will serve. For those who have lost the joy of their salvation and are in the darkness, broken and alone. This disposition is typically a result of falling out of fellowship with Christ and other Christians. For the sanctity of marriage, for Christian marriage is a covenant of three: husband, wife and Jesus. Once Jesus is placed in the center of the covenant relationship of marriage, there is nothing that can penetrate this union.


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Fund ID: 010247-Renken,Jeffre