Jerry and Shawn Vincent came to Elmcrest Baptist Church in April 2014. They have been married for 32 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 full-time gospel ministry. Pastor Jerry has earned graduate and post-graduate degrees, including a Doctor of Ministry degree (Luther Rice Seminary) and also a Master of Divinity degree (Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary). He has pastored for over 20 years in east and west Texas, and he also serves as a chaplain with 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.