Jerry received both his Master's degree (1983) and a Doctor of Ministry degree (1993) from Southern Seminary in Louisville, Kentucky. A native of Virginia, his undergraduate work was done at Bluefield College and Old Dominion University. Before coming to Georgia Southern in 1995 as the Senior Campus Minister for the BSU, he served for 11 years as the campus minister at Columbus State University in Columbus, Georgia. He's happily married to Leslie, a Speech Therapist. They have one son, Daniel, a graduate of UGA who currently serves as the Associate Campus Minister at the Ole Miss BSU in Oxford, Mississippi. Daniel is married to Sarah Wiseman Johnson, one of Jerry's former students and also a graduate of UGA, now working as a senior Pharmacist in the Oxford area.
Chase graduated from Kennesaw State University from the Southern Polytechnic College of Engineering with a B.S. of Mechanical Engineering degree where he was a leader at the KSU BCM. He loves to rummage through fact vs fiction and follow the truth where it leads as he studies the sciences, philosophy, and world views in his spare time. This, of course, lead him to the God of the Bible and is why he now serves in ministry. When he isn't nose deep in a book he's playing video games, doing carpentry, writing music, and doing other normal 20-something year old activities.