Bro. Jerry and Shawn came to Elmcrest Baptist Church in April 2014 after a 13-year pastorate at FBC Roby. They have been married for 31 years and have three grown daughters — each of whom are nurses in the Big Country. They also have five grandchildren.
Jerry began a career in journalism, working as a sports editor and news editor before surrendering to preach. Bro. Jerry is also a graduate of Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary (M.Div) and is in progress toward a Doctor of Ministry degree. He has pastored for over 20 years in east and west Texas. He also serves as a chaplain to the Hospice of the Big Country at West Texas Rehabilitation Center.
Shawn grew up as a pastor’s kid (PK) and works with Jerry in the church and in their international ministry leading short-term mission trips to Romania. She also works in AISD.