Sterling Heights, MI
Jerry left the business world of real estate and the print industry and graduated from Rhema Bible Training Center, Tulsa, OK. in 1983. He and his wife Joy, have led Grace Christian Church since May 1984. From that time the congregation has grown from a few families to over 3000 people in attendance and a staff of 25 ministers and support personal. Jerry is also on the Board of Directors of their 500 student K-12 Parkway Christian School. Other ministries include Grace Today Radio which is heard Mon-Fri in the Detroit broadcast market. In their state of the art facility located in Sterling Heights, MI you’ll find a spectacular pre-school program and nursery, a highly successful ministry to elementary children known as ‘Kid Nation’, and the ‘AMP’ Youth for Jr. High and Sr. High with special Wednesday evening services that draw 100’s of teenagers. Throughout the week you’ll also find dozens of special-focus ‘Life Groups’ ranging in subjects from divorce recovery, discovering your spiritual gifts to “Tae Kwon Do”, meeting in many different locations in and out of the church facility.
Pastor’s Jerry and Joy are monthly guest hosts of the TCT studios television show ‘Rejoice’ carried by stations and cable networks across America.
Joy is an skilled teacher and brings a profound simplicity to many Bible topics. She also serves the church as director of Ladies Ministry, Administration, Life Group Director, Creative Team Leader and Prayer Group Director.
Pastor Jerry has been a guest speaker at Men’s & Marriage Conferences, Leadership Seminars around the country and outside of the U.S.A. and reaches out to help/mentor other ministers as the Regional Director for Rhema Ministerial Organization International, Great Lakes Region.
Married since August 1976, Pastors Jerry and Joy have 3 children, all married, and seven beautiful grandchildren and one on the way February 2015! Their children and spouses have all graduated from Rhema and attend Grace.