Jeremy Courtney

Jeremy Courtney is founder and CEO of Preemptive Love Coalition, a “first in, last to leave” community of peacemakers who provide front lines relief and long-term development in Iraq, Syria, and other areas of polarising conflict. He is the author of Preemptive Love: Pursuing Peace One Heart at a Time and the forthcoming Love Anyway.

When bombs are still falling and snipers are still sniping, with the incredible hospitality of local friends, Preemptive Love goes where no one else will go, to love the people no one else will love, providing thousands of lifesaving surgeries for children, tens of millions of pounds of food and litres of water, and helping refugee entrepreneurs rebuild their lives so they don’t have to rely on aid.

Jeremy lives in Iraq with his wife and two children since the middle of the Iraq War. Bayside Church is privileged to welcome him on the weekend of 18 & 19 August.