Rev. Jerry Wells & wife Bonnie
Pastor Jerry graduated from Central Baptist Theological Seminary in Kansas City, with a Masters of Divinity in 1995. His Ordination process was completed through the American Baptist Churches of the Rocky Mountains. He also holds a Bachelors degree in Social Science from Sacramento State University and an Associate’s degree from Cosumnes River College. He has served churches in California, Colorado, and Kansas. He met his wife while in college and they married in August of 1986. Bonnie works for Leavenworth County.
They have two married children; a son, Carey and a daughter, Jerriann (Robbie).
Pastor Jerry's Father, Grandfather and Uncle were all successful pastors. In addition to church life, while growing up, sports were a big part of Jerry's life. He played football, basketball and baseball through high school. Then he played one year of college basketball and 4 1/2 years of semi-pro baseball. He still enjoys sports, whether playing or just watching a game on television.
Although sports were thrilling, his greatest sense of satisfaction in life is helping someone to become and/or grow as a Christian. In his book, Jesus is the ULTIMATE #1 in life!; when one is in relationship with their Savior and Lord Jesus Christ, they find abundant living now and eternally. Not that life will always be "Whoopi," because it won't. But the Lord Jesus will be with you through whatever may come your way in life. Christ indeed offers all individuals, "victorious" Christian living.
If you ever have any questions for Pastor Jerry or about the church, just contact him at 913-682-4426. Pastor Jerry happily accepted "the call" to Pastor First Baptist Church, beginning his ministry here on July 28th, 2014.