Jeremy’s guiding principle in ministry is the belief that people come to Jesus Christ and are made more like Jesus Christ by seeing and delighting in the greatness and the beauty of Christ with the “eyes of the heart” (Ephesians 1:17-18). Since, this seeing and cherishing Christ happens most clearly through His word, the minister’s primary function is to preach and teach the Word of God in a Christ exalting fashion.
This passion first began after Jeremy came to Christ in 2000 at the age of 23; but it was while at Reformed Theological Seminary that his passion for preaching was truly developed after reading and listening to Martyn Lloyd Jones. Jeremy has been preaching at Covenant Fellowship since March of 2009. Some of Jeremy’s other biggest theological influences have been Jonathan Edwards, John Piper and Tim Keller.
Jeremy has been married to Candy for 16 years and they have 3 children: Holland, Sara Katherine and Piper
Life-long resident of Gadsden
Graduated from Coosa Christian School in 1977
Began playing piano at First Presbyterian Church in 1978
Married to Dale Nelson since 1979
Son: Justin, Daughter-in-law: Jessica, Granddaughter: Evie (born 3-27-12), Mom: Iva Patty, Brother: Mike
City Clerk, City of Gadsden, since 1984
Life Insurance Company of Alabama (1977-1984)