Jerry has been a Pastor for 35 years. He has been married to his life partner Becky and co-author for fifty five years. They are alumni of Auburn University, Jerry-Luther Rice Seminary. Prior to ministry Jerry was CEO of a corporation, Becky teacher and administrator.
Jerry served as Lead Pastor for 10 years after serving as Executive Pastor, Pastor, Education/Administration for 19 years in three churches. Prior to entering vocational ministry, he was in the midst of a successful career as a CEO of a corporation coming up through the ranks of Labor Relations in three Fortune 500 companies. He was recruited from college to Albuquerque where he worked until 1982 when God called him to full time vocational ministry. Jerry resigned his position. He and his wife, Becky, were called to Texas to serve a church full time and complete seminary. He returned home to Albuquerque where he served as Executive Pastor for 8.5 years; then back to Texas in a similar position, then Senior Pastor for the next 10 years in Texas and Oklahoma and finally back home to Albuquerque for retirement (whatever that means). Upon this so called retirement, Jerry and Becky, went to work immediately part time in two churches and consulting with churches and coaching Pastors. Jerry served as Transitional Pastor in a church and is once again serving as Transitional Pastor as of the publishing of this book. Becky has served as a volunteer in all the churches alongside Jerry, helping with Christian education, small groups, teacher training, and leading Ladies Ministry. She served as Volunteer Minister of Education where Jerry was Lead Pastor. She is a known speaker to Ladies Ministry events, conducts Sunday School and leadership training. Prior to vocational ministry Becky served as Youth Minister, was a Business Administrator and a high school teacher. They have two grown children and seven grandchildren. They are both alumni of Auburn University and Jerry is a graduate of Luther Rice Seminary. He is a motivational speaker in churches and the business world.