Although it might seem like an odd next step, Jeremy went from being a minor-league soccer player to a pastor.

“For guys who stop playing, it’s like they’re on a contract, they’re injured, and the rest of their life they’re aching to play, ” Jeremy said during an episode of Counting On that aired on Aug. 4. “For me, it was like God took that passion for soccer and just relocated it in ministry.”

By the time Jinger and Jeremy met in 2015, he was working as a pastor at Grace Community Church in Laredo, Texas. Jim Bob expressed his concern about Jeremy’s “modest pastor salary” when Jinger and Jeremy were still courting before their November 2016 wedding.

“When you get married, it’s going to be a lot tighter, going from being a single guy to being a married guy,” Jim Bob told Jeremy on Counting On. “But Jinger loves to go thrift shopping, and it’s expensive. I was just curious about, financially and stuff.”

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