General Jerry Boykin | The Courage To Lead

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courage-1-1-e1436247767107But many of those who were my most severe critics. Ultimately became allies. Now one of two things had to happen for that to happen. Either they had to reach a crisis in their life where what I represented, the faith that I represented, became important to them, or they had to be around long enough to realize that I was serious about it.” – General Jerry Boykin

In 1978, General Jerry Boykin was told that he would never make it as a member of the Delta Force because he relied too much on God. 37 years later, he is a decorated war veteran with a rich history of how his faith helped him through some very difficult situations.

While it was challenging for him to stand up for his beliefs then, nearly 4 decades ago, he realizes that it is even harder to say “I am a Christian” in today’s society.

In today’s episode, General Boykin emphasizes the need for courage in every aspect of our lives. To be effective leaders, it is important to stand for what we believe and be a warrior in God’s kingdom so that we can make an impact on our sphere of influence, whether it be 5 people, or thousands of people. You will be encouraged by General Boykin’s vision for our future.

“Even in today’s environment, if you stick to your guns, if you stay true to what you believe, it’s only a matter of time until many of those who criticize you are gonna actually come to you and pull you aside and say I need prayer. I’ve got a crisis in my life.”- General Jerry Boykin

What you will learn:

  • How to stand for your Christian values in every aspect of your life.
  • The importance of being informed.
  • Why you should get involved in the political process.
  • Why the truth is more important than being politically correct.

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Bio

boykin (1)Lt. Gen. (Ret.) William G. “Jerry” Boykin serves as Family Research Council’s Executive Vice President.  He was one of the original members of the US Army’s Delta Force. He was privileged to ultimately command these elite warriors in combat operations. Later, Jerry Boykin commanded all the Army’s Green Berets as well as the Special Warfare Center and School.

In his thirty-six years in the army, LTG Boykin also served a tour with the CIA. He has participated in clandestine operations around the world and served his last four years in the Army as the Deputy Under Secretary of Defense for Intelligence. Today he is an ordained minister with a passion for spreading the Gospel of Jesus Christ and encouraging Christians to become Warriors in God’s Kingdom.

Jerry & wife Ashley, enjoy spending time with their 5 children and growing number of Grandchildren.

 

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