Nancy Jernigan — Board Member

Nancy Jernigan

Nancy Jernigan, PhD

Nancy Jernigan has been involved with The Olive Branch International in a prayer, support and leadership role for 15 years. Nancy and Jeff have hosted Olive Branch staff and missionaries in their home for many years.  Jeff, as a marine, served as a officer and pilot for many years.  Jeff and Nancy’s sons’ serve in Iraq and Afghanistan. Michael and Daniel Jernigan are both career Marine Officers and Keith Kelly, their son-in-law, is a career Air Force and National Guard Officer and pilot. Nancy comes from a military family where her father was a pilot in World War II, 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 including currently spearheading the Women’s Ministry Leadership Development Training for Saddleback Church (Rick Warren), teaching Bible studies and new member classes, prayer groups and is a certified life coach.  In addition she has held ministry roles at Christ Church of OakBrook, Mariners Church, Irvine, CA and Corona Friends Church.  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, church consultant and a Literary Agent for the Hidden Value Group.

She is a board member for the Leadership Development Board (Friends Denomination) at Azusa Pacific University Seminary and Olive Branch International.  She is an ordained pastor and holds a Doctor of Philosophy in Pastoral Ministry with an emphasis on Leadership Development. (PhD)

Nancy grew up in a churched family in Hinsdale, Illinois (Chicago) and placed her faith in Christ as Lord and Savior at the age of 12. Immediately she took an active leadership role in youth ministry and discipleship groups.  Jeff & Nancy find great job in being with their three children and seven grandchildren.