Bio: Jennifer Deibler of the group FFH
Growing up in a little town near St. Louis, I was a lot more interested in horses than I was in singing in front of people. I big part of my life back then centered around riding horses, showing horses, and jumping horses. Some day I’d like to train horses again, though I don’t foresee that happening for awhile. Nowadays the only hobby I have time for on our off days is doing laundry! Most of the music I listened to as a kid was old school country. My favorites were artists like Patsy Cline. Partially I did it just to be different, because everyone else I knew was listening to rock music, though I really did like country. I took guitar lessons and learned how to sing country music. But I just did it in my house, never in front of anyone. The first time I sang in front of people was after I met Jeromy. We traveled around to some little churches with an evangelist and led them in praise and worship. Everything just kind of happened from there.
Hometown: Hillsboro, MO
Hobbies: Decorating, or anything to do with horses.
Spouse: Jeromy Deibler
Children: Jeremiah Hutchenson Deibler
– Born: July 21st, 2003
Birthplace: Hillsboro, MO
College: 4 weeks at South West Baptist University. I came home to get my wisdom teeth pulled and never went back.
Parents: Ken and Kathy Els
Siblings: Two Sisters - Jannell and Shantel
Hair Color: I don’t remember!
Shoe Size: 9
Pets: None (Jerm says no)
Biggest musical influence: Jerm, my parents, and a bunch of country artists I grew up listening to.
Most memorable road experience: When the roof blew off the shack while we were driving through hurricane Fran. We had to stop and try to duct tape it back on.
Biggest fear in life: Losing a loved one.
Most memorable life experience: Our wedding day
Most annoying habit: I always make Jerm late.
Biggest pet peeve: Jerm is always tapping on something, that can get annoying real fast…
Most powerful spiritual influence: Dad
Hidden claim to fame: I was Miss Missouri Rodeo Queen
First Musical Experience: 2nd Grade Chorus
Instruments played: Guitar
Snack Food: Fruit
Meal on the Road: Salad and Baked Potato
Clothing Store: Banana Republic
Perfume: Bvlagari, Bobbi Brown
TV Show: A Wedding Story, MST 3000
Book of the Bible: Ephesians
Bible Verse: Ephesians 2:8-9
Songwriter: Jeromy Deibler and Wayne Kirkpatrick
Style of Music: I grew up with country, but I like a lot of different styles.
Color: Red, but I like them all
Food: Anything Italian
Restaurant: Amerigo’s in Nashville
Breakfast Cereal: Kashi Medely
Article of Clothing: My pajama pants
Store at the Mall: Banana Republic
Chewing Gum: Blue Trident
Magazine: Martha Stewart Living
Book: “What the Bible says about Healthy Living” - Rex Russell
Author: Max Lucado
Night out: Amerigo’s and a movie with Jerm
Way to kill time on the road: Talk, read my Bible, listen to tapes of Rich Stevenson
Place to be in Concert: Orlando
Songwriter: Jeromy and Wayne Kirkpatrick
If you died tomorrow what would you want people to say about you? “Nice tombstone.”
What is your favorite holiday memory?
Christmas 1999 - Jeromy surprised me with my dream car — a Mitsubishi Montero. I wanted one for a LONG time. It was just like on those TV commercials. He gave me a little box all wrapped up with the keys inside and in the garage was my truck with a big red bow. It was awesome!
What is your most embarrassing moment?
I embarrass myself daily. One time I started laughing uncontrollably during a concert. It was very embarrassing.
How did you meet Jeromy?
At a GMA Late Night Concert at the Cannery in Nashville. My sister and I had met this band earlier and were talking to them. Jeromy had met them and was talking to them too. They introduced us and that was it. I saw him the next day and after that, he hung out with us the rest of the week.
What was your first impression of Jeromy?
He’s a nice kid! He looked so young!
Describe your home schooling experience.
I went to a few different schools until 7th grade. After that I was homeschooled.
Do you plan on home schooling your children?
Yes. In Nashville they have this thing called Home School Academy. They teach things there that may be hard for me to teach like drama or PE. That also gives parents some free time.
What is your experience with horses?
I started riding when I was 3 and started showing when I was 9.
What was the name of your favorite horse and what kind of horse was he?
Angle Merchant was his name and he was a registered Quarter Horse.
What spiritual struggles did you face as a teenager?
The usual. However, I was very strong-willed so there were lines I knew I would not cross. I enjoyed being different. I saw what the other kids were doing and had no desire to fit in but to really stand out. I hung out with a lot of kids who went to school, but my best friend was home schooled too. We were looked at as “different” already, so they really watched us and respected us.
What advice would you give teenagers, knowing the social pressures they face today?
Find friends who will build you up not drag you down. If they are asking you to do things contrary to what your parents say and the Bible says then they are not a friend.
What is your motivation for being a member of FFH?
I really believe this is God’s will for my life. And in the middle of God’s will is where I can be used most effectively for Him.
How do you prepare yourself spiritually, mentally and physically for a concert?
We pray together before every concert. We like to pray on the stage and in the seats. We pray for all the people who are coming and that God would prepare us all to see Him more in a special way. And He does and it’s different and special every night.
With your vigorous touring schedule, singing many of the same songs night after night, is it difficult to keep your ministry fresh? If so, how do you manage that aspect of your ministry?
We try to change things every now and then. We add a new song or just change the order around. It seems small, but just moving a song can make the whole concert feel different.
What do you like the most about being a part of FFH?
I like the ministry part the most — seeing people come to know and grow closer to Jesus. But, I also like getting to buy stage clothes and girly stuff like that.
How would you describe FFH’s goals for ministry?
It is very simple, to reach people for Jesus! As many as we can, as fast as we can.
Do you have any message you would like to give to the fans of FFH?
Thank you so much for your support! We love you guys! PLEASE keep us in your prayers!