Samford University

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Courtney, Jeremy

 

Speaker 

First Name:  Jeremy

Middle Name:

Last Name: Courtney

Bio:

Jeremy Courtney is founder and executive director of the Preemptive Love Coalition (PLC), an international development organization based in Iraq that provides lifesaving heart surgeries to Iraqi children and training for local doctors and nurses, creating peace between communities at odds.Despite fatwas, death threats, bombings, imprisonments, and intense living conditions, Jeremy, his wife, Jessica, and their team persevered to overcome years of hostilities and distruct in an effort to eradicate the backlog of thousands of Iraqi children waiting for much-needed heart surgery. The Courtneys see their work through PLC as a way of living out their own identity as followers of Jesus, seeking to love the most down and out of the world's people as an expression off their love for God.
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