It was always Jeremy’s dream to serve in the marine corps, so it came true in the year 1999 when he was assigned to the First Battalion, Fifth Marines, First Marine Division as an infantry platoon commander. Serving first as a rifle platoon commander in a helicopter company and then as the platoon commander of the counter-mechanized platoon, Jeremy learned valuable leadership and communication skills that he continues to use today.
While in the Marine Corps, God was working in Jeremy’s life to turn his heart toward full-time ministry, just one month after returning from Iraq, Jeremy became a staff member of his home church at Coastline Baptist in Oceanside, CA. Here he gained ministry experience that would equip him for the further leading of God. In his role as an Assistant Pastor, he counselled and mentored many couples and individuals while also maintaining other church responsibilities.
Over the year 2008, Jeremy and his family took on a new responsibility when he became the Senior Pastor, just east of San Francisco Bay at Bay Area Baptist Church in Fremont, CA. In this capacity, he continued to minister to families and individuals in a wide range of areas. After serving in the role of senior pastor for nearly seven years, the door leading to a full-time position with the “Mighty Oaks Foundation” opened.
This move brought together both his ministry experience and military background in a way that allows Jeremy to serve and minister to many hurting veterans, service members and their families. Thus with the staff of Mighty Oaks, Jeremy helped veterans recover from severe psychological illnesses like post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), traumatic brain injury (TBI), anxiety, exceptional behavioural patterns and cognitive impairments.
The recent data has also shown that with the fulfilment of certain therapies and medications, veterans took very less time recovering from the disorders. Mighty Oaks always ensures that they are being provided with the best and suitable therapies and medications. The suicide rate has weakened, and now more and more veterans take a step ahead to seek the best treatment.
Mighty Oaks transformed how the prejudice used to settle for none, and now plenty of lives have been saved by the foundation itself. The world is yearning for such foundations, who anyways dare to change the narrow thinking that harms mankind and focus on the esoteric approaches. It deserves to be spoken of that Jeremy Stalnecker and his team is definitely a big part of the true saviours of this 21st century.