Pastor Jerry received his Master of Divinity with Biblical Languages from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, and is working on his PhD. Prior to coming to the ministry, Pastor Jerry served as Youth Sunday School teacher, Adult discipleship leader, deacon, and minister of education. He has served as pastor in both Texas and Michigan before coming to serve as Senior Pastor of Dallas Baptist Church. Before following God's Call to be pastor, Pastor Jerry had successful careers in automobile and insurance sales and management. He also served as a commissioned officer in the U.S. Army. His hobbies are camping, hunting, fishing, canoeing, golf, reading, model trains, computers and photography.
Pastor Jerry is married to Virginia (Gini). Pastor Jerry was born and raised in the Ohio valley, and graduated from the University of Cincinnati (BA, History). Pastor Jerry and Gini have two children, both married, and both live in Texas. Daughter Amy and her husband, Nick, have two daughters, so Pastor Jerry and Gini are proud grandparents. Gini is my help-mate and partner in life and ministry. She is also a Nurse (RN, BSN, having received her degree from Univ. of TX, Arlington), and is an active Christian writer and artist.