Armorbearers' mission is to serve those who served because of WHO we serve by modifying, rehabilitating, and constructing the primary residence of disabled or low-income military and veteran personnel.
As we embark on helping our brothers/sisters-in-arms and stepping out into deeper waters, we pledge to always remain focused on Kingdom results and not earthly prizes. We have put into motion something much bigger than ourselves, something that can lead an individual to Christ and change legacies. Our military takes up arms and armor to defend the God given freedoms that we are so blessed to have as a nation. Courageousness can open the door to the miraculous. If you see a need, meet that need.
One hundred years from now, people will not remember how much money we had or what size fish we caught, what will have the most influence on earth and in Heaven is how we lived our lives and the impact it had on others. As Armorbearers, we are prepared and equipped to carry the armor of wounded warriors. God uses ordinary people to do extraordinary things.
Jack Patrick Walker was born on January 9, 1981 in Hattiesburg, MS.
In May 2000, Jack joined the Mississippi Army National Guard as a Combat Engineer.
In January 2005, Jack’s unit (B Company 150th Combat Engineers, 155 Brigade Combat Team) deployed to Iraq in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom.
On February 3, 2005, Jack’s team was on a mobile patrol; Jack’s position was the turret gunner in a HMMWV (aka Humvee). An IED detonated and struck the Humvee. The force of the IED explosion ejected Jack 40-60 meters through the air. Jack suffered significant spinal cord injury resulting in him becoming an incomplete quadriplegic, he suffers from TBI (traumatic brain injury), debilitating migraine headaches and PTSD.
To read Jack’s story in his own words: https://armorbearers.org/events