The purpose and goal of Jerry Spencer Ministries, JSM, Jeremiah Connection, and Vision 2020 is to confront 20 million people with the Gospel by the year 2020! The soul agony and core burden of this ministry is to see people receive The Lord Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior! It is also our calling and determined desire to equip, edify, and encourage Believers in their daily walk with Christ. We promote the constant control of every Christian by the Lord Jesus as they live in the fullness of the Holy Spirit and consistently read, study, memorize, and meditate on the Word of God and order their life according to the teachings of this inspired Book called the Bible! Through every facet of our ministry we endeavor to follow God's leading by faith! In America, Dr. Spencer conducts evangelistic meetings, revivals, mission conferences, senior adult rallies and special outreach events. Overseas, here are our major activities - pastor and leadership conferences, women's conferences, feeding programs, street witnessing, speaking in prisons, schools, businesses, market places, and churches, area crusades in open air venues such as public squares and soccer stadiums, door to door witnessing, literature and Bible distribution and musical concerts!
We are also actively involved in education and medical care. We are deeply involved with a state of the art hospital in India. We work alongside a Bible College and Seminary we helped to establish in India. We support hundreds of orphans and are presently establishing a school and orphanage in Ethiopia. We have a large printing operation in Ethiopia and support Source of Light, Child Evangelism and various other ministries with our printing press. We support field evangelists in several countries and spend much of our time, energy, and resources in training pastors and evangelists. We regularly take short term mission teams to various countries for special ministry and outreach projects. We welcome participation of sincere, dedicated, spiritually qualified individuals and groups.
We are a ministry who lives and functions by faith. We depend upon God as our supply and constantly rejoice over the generous financial support of loving individuals, groups, and churches. Because of daily needs, we welcome and prayerfully encourage financial contributions from each and every person or group willing to invest in our eternally, significant world outreach! You may contribute online or mail gifts to Jerry Spencer Ministries, P.O. Box 6926, Dothan, AL 36302.
Jerry Spencer, a former high school and college athlete, attended Union University for 3 years and graduated from University of Tennessee (MB) in 1964. He attended Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary in Ft. Worth, TX and has been awarded a number of honorary degrees including a doctorate from Liberty University. He has been actively involved in his denomination - Southern Baptist. He served on their Executive Committee for 9 years and served as SBC Vice President. He also served as president of both the SBC Pastor's Conference and SBC Conference of Evangelist. Jerry was also inducted into the Southern Baptist Evangelists' "Hall of Faith." He has been privileged to preach in many outstanding churches such as, First Baptist Dallas, TX; Prestonwood in Dallas; First Baptist Jacksonville, FL; First Baptist Woodstock, GA; Thomas Road Baptist in Lynchburg, VA and many others both large and small. He has been a frequent speaker in conferences and conventions. He has preached in over 100 Area Crusades in the US and in over 50 Countries. He just made his 50th trip to India. Dr. Spencer was married to Sue Walker for over 50 years. She went to be with the Lord in 2010. Jerry and Sue had 4 children: Jan Hooper, a housewife in Brownsville, TN; Dolly Ann Ezell, a nursing student in Dothan, AL; Van, who is VP of JSM and resides in Charlotte, NC; and Dan, who is pastor of First Baptist Church in Sevierville, TN. He has 18 grandchildren and 4 Greats. Jerry is presently happily married to the former Shirley Norris Robertson who has two children, Wesley and Rebecca, and two grandchildren. Jerry and Shirley reside in Savannah, TN.
We joyously invite you to check our website for special events, projects and other opportunities to serve with us!