Cedarville University Welcomes “Black Hawk Down” Hero

Major Jeff Struecker will be speaking in Cedarville University's chapel about the challenges that he faced while serving our country.

Major Jeff Struecker will be speaking in Cedarville’s morning chapel on March 28 about the challenges that he faced while serving our country. Photo courtesy of Jeff Struecker

by Public Relations

March 12, 2012

Jeff Struecker will be speaking at Cedarville University's morning chapel on Wednesday, March 28.

Enlisting in the U.S. Army at the age of 18, he completed 22 years of active service. He served as a chaplain in the Army and is continuing to work for the Lord as an associate pastor of ministry development at Calvary Baptist Church in Columbus, Georgia.

A decorated member of the U.S. Army's most elite fighting corps, Jeff Struecker was prominently featured in the national best-seller “Black Hawk Down”, which was later made into a major motion picture. His courage and strength during his time of service has won him many awards such as Ranger Tab, Combat Infantryman’s Badge, Pathfinder Badge, Master Parachutists Wings, Military Freefall Master Parachutist Wings, British Parachutist Wings, Thai Parachutist Wings, German Parachutist Wings and German Sports Efficiency Badge.

Struecker holds a Master of Divinity degree from Southern Baptist Theological Seminary. He has written five books that capture his audience with the challenges that he faced while fighting for his country. By sharing his stories, he hopes that he will help prepare other young men for any life situation.

“I think God often times will take us to a point of crisis, just to show us that He can be trusted and to show us how powerful He is, how good He is and the plans that He has for us.”

You may also listen to the web stream of chapel. To order a CD, DVD, or MP3 download of a chapel message, visit the Cedarville University Media Store.

Cedarville University attracts 3,300 undergraduate, graduate and online students to more than 100 areas of study. Cedarville is a Christ-centered learning community recognized nationally for rigorous academic programs, strong graduation and retention rates, accredited professional and health science offerings and leading student satisfaction ratings. Visit the University online at www.cedarville.edu.

More Information

Date: March 28, 2012

Time: 10 a.m.

Location: Cedarville University, Dixon Ministry Center

Address: 251 N. Main St., Cedarville, Ohio (Campus Map)

Cost: Free and open to the public

Learn More:  Call 937-766-7610

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