Beginning his second year as a Jackson Christian student, Jeremiah Jenkins is a fifth grader who spends his time with friends and family and playing football. This summer, though, he accepted a different opportunity. He led a prayer over the City of Jackson as part of a peaceful protest downtown June 2. Through his actions, Jenkins provided a great example by using his unique gifts and learning to lead like Christ, not only on campus but also in the community.
Jeremiah’s mother, April Deberry, discussed her feelings about having been part of the Jackson Christian family for a year. She said they refer to his fourth grade teachers, Amy Groves, Audrey Broadway and Jenna Melton, as their three angels. She added that they are thankful for the ways that all the teachers and students have cared for him personally and academically.
The whole Eagle family is encouraged whenever students like Jeremiah step out of comfort zones and use their God-given gifts to lead and serve like Christ.