A native of Texas, Jerry graduated from Dallas Baptist University with a degree in theology and biblical studies. He has been involved in cross-cultural ministry for most of his life, going back to his earliest and most formative years serving with Native Peoples in South Dakota. Jerry has also formally served in cross-cultural missions since 2001, including ministry in three low-income urban areas of Dallas. He has traveled to more nations than he can remember to serve alongside missionaries and indigenous believers.
Jerry served for 18+ years at Park Cities Presbyterian in Dallas. For the past two years, he has been working with Missions to the World as the Director of the Southwest Region. Jerry has been married to Kerry for 20 years. They have two daughters.