Pastor Jerry was raised in the Oklahoma City area and graduated from Del City High School in 1973. At age 17, he received Jesus as his personal Lord and Savior and immediately felt God calling him to preach. He received a bachelor’s degree in Religion from Oklahoma Baptist University in 1977 and a Master’s of Divinity degree from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary in 1981. He also did post graduate studies at Baylor University. He became the Pastor at Western Hills in 1984. Before Western Hills, he served on staff at churches in Yukon, Oklahoma, and in Gatesville, Texas.
Pastor Jerry has a passion for discipleship in the church through real life relationships and for equipping the church to make disciples through real-life relationships.
Pastor Jerry’s wife Debbie passed away on May 3, 2007. He is married to Saundra whose husband John passed away on January 25, 2007. Jerry and Saundra have 12 children from their previous marriages and seven grandchildren.