Nancy Jernigan — Board Member
Nancy Jernigan has been involved with The Olive Branch International in a prayer and support role for 15 years. Nancy and Jeff have hosted Olive Branch staff and missionaries in their home. Jeff and Nancy’s sons’ serve in Iraq and Afghanistan. Michael and Daniel Jernigan are both career Marine Officers and Keith Kelly, son-in-law, is a career Air Force Officer. Nancy comes from a military family where her father was a pilot in World War II and was shot down and returned home safely as a war hero. Her two brothers served in Vietnam as well.
Nancy’s career includes many ministry roles such as a Women’s Ministry position at Saddleback Church (Rick Warren), Christ Church of OakBrook and Mariners-South Coast. In addition, Nancy has held executive marketing positions with a number of well known non-profit organizations such as Focus on the Family and Christianity Today and is the co-owner and a Literary Agent for Hidden Value Group, a Literary Agency that works with Christian authors.
Nancy continues in her career as a Life Coach and currently serves Corona Friends Church as their Women’s Ministry Pastor in Southern California. Nancy leads a team of five women’s ministry team leaders and teaches Bible studies, new member classes and leads prayer groups. She is a board member for the Friends Center at Azusa Pacific University School of Theology. She is the Training Director for The Rock Life Coaching and Counseling Center, as well as Master Teacher with Life Purpose Coaching Centers International®. Currently she attends graduate school working towards a Master’s Certificate in Biblical Studies.
Nancy grew up in a churched family in Hinsdale, Illinois and placed her faith in Christ as Lord and Savior at the age of 12. Immediately she took an active role in youth ministry as a discipleship group leader. Nancy met her husband Jeff when they both worked for Focus on the Family. They have three children and seven grandchildren.