erry's faith in God began at a very early age as he was raised in a Christian family, led by a father who was in full-time ministry. He remembers Bible stories, prayer meetings, family devotions, Christian music and church attendance as always being a part of his life. At a very early age, Jerry repented of his sins and trusted in Jesus for salvation as his parents led him in a prayer of repentance and faith in his home. After a 35-year career in corporate America, Jerry joined East-West Ministries International missions agency in 2014 as an Area Director of Church Mobilization. In this role, Jerry partners with churches all over the country to mobilize the Body of Christ to reach the lost in the “spiritually darkest areas of the world.” Jerry teaches evangelism and discipleship methods to these same churches so that they can multiply evangelists and missionaries within their own churches and communities. Jerry believes being committed to Jesus means serving Him with his whole life, in every area of his life, giving Him all of the honor and glory. Jerry takes inspiration from Philippians 2:12-13, which says, “Therefore, my dear friends, as you have always obeyed—not only in my presence, but now much more in my absence—continue to work out your salvation with fear and trembling, for it is God who works in you to will and to act according to his good purpose.” Out of gratitude for what Jesus has done by dying on the cross in our place, Jerry endeavors to “work out" his salvation with fear and trembling, spending time studying the Bible, praying, having regular fellowship with other Christians, and spreading the good news of the Gospel whenever given the opportunity. Jerry has served on the Verse by Verse Ministry International Board since 2013 and has been married to his wife, Kathy, for 40 years. Their only son, Jeff Dyke, serves as the Lead Pastor of Rocky Point Baptist Church in Stephenville, Texas, is married to Alyssa, and have two children, Selah Grace and Asher Everett. Jerry and Kathy reside in Pflugerville, Texas, a suburb of Austin.