Jeremiah and his wife Tanya are from the DFW area. They graduated from Baptist Bible College in Springfield M.O. After graduation, they served at Granbury Baptist Church for two years and started deputation raising funds to minister as missionaries in Chile. Jeremiah, Tanya and their 3 children left Santiago, Chile to return to the States and plant Arise Baptist here in Whiskey Flats. Sam their oldest is attending Baptist Bible College. They also have two daughters, Lillie and Maddie.