Jeff and Melissa Bearden


As a family, we spent the first 20+ years of our adult lives in the US Army and now our sons along with their families are currently serving. We have always had a heart for Soldiers and since retiring over ten years ago we have always felt a pull back to the Army community. We’ve never been quite sure what that would look like until recently. For years we prayed, contemplated, and discussed it but nothing ever seemed to work out. As it turns out, God had a different plan for us!  Once we submitted to Him, things started moving very fast.  Our Army journey began at Fort Benning, GA over 30 years ago when I (Jeff) attended Infantry OSUT there.  God has brought us back there for another new beginning with Cru Military. 

 We have seen and experienced firsthand the many challenges, difficulties, and struggles that military members and their families face.  God's calling on our life is to allow Him to use our own experience, in the power of the Holy Spirit, to minister to Soldiers and their families; helping them come to know Christ and to spiritually build up the military community by meeting them at their greatest point of need.

Thank you for prayerfully considering partnering with us to fulfill the Great Commission in the military community. We are grateful for your prayers and financial support.

In His Service,

Jeff and Melissa

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