Pastor Jerry is a coastal boy born in Morehead City, NC. He graduated from Methodist College in 1979, Duke University Divinity School in 1983 and he earned the Doctor of Ministry Degree with Distinction from Northeastern Theological University in 1997.
Jerry was ordained an Elder in 1984. For six years he served three United Methodist churches before entering the U.S. Air Force as a chaplain in 1985. On 1 May 2015 Jerry completed 30 years of faithful ministry to our nation’s warriors and is excited to be assigned as pastor to Northwoods by Bishop Ward.
Jerry and Debby married in 1979. They have been blessed with three children, who are all married, and seven grandchildren!
“Fight the good fight of faith, lay hold on eternal life, to which you were called and have confessed in the presence of many witnesses. I remind you to stir up the gift of God, which is in you through the laying on of hands. For God has not given us a spirit of fear, but of power and of love and of a sound mind.
1 Timothy 6:12; 2 Timothy 1: 6-7 NKJV