Jerry Jeter is living proof that you can lead a growing and vibrant church and serve on staff at the Florida Church of God State Office.
I first met Jerry many years ago through the MIP program. His leadership in MIP caught my attention. He has a passion to raise up young leaders and see our movement expand. He is serving as Lead Pastor of RiverLife Church of God in the Bradenton / Sarasota, Florida region. Under his leadership, the congregation has prospered and has exceeded 1,000 people. It's amazing what God has done.
Consider Jerry when you think about the future leadership in the Church of God.
Here's his bio from the Florida Church of God website:
Jerry Jeter joined the Church of God State Office team in March of 2015. As the Ministerial Enrichment Coordinator, he brings a wealth of pastoral and educational experience. Jerry has pastored for 18 years in Florida and continues to serve as the Pastor of RiverLife Church of God in Bradenton.
He is a graduate of Lee University and holds a Master of Divinity and Doctor of Ministry degrees from the Pentecostal Theological Seminary in Cleveland, Tennessee, where he is currently on the Board of Directors. He has served the Church of God in Florida on the State Youth and Christian Education Board, the State Evangelism Board and the State Council.
Since 2010, he has coordinated the Ministerial Internship Program for the Church of God in Florida. Jerry is a native Floridian, born and raised in the Pensacola, and has done extensive research on the history of the Church of God in Florida. Jerry’s wife, Stephanie serves with him in pastoral ministry and is currently working on a graduate degree in Christian counseling. They are the proud parents of Abigail.