Sermons that are not associated with a particular series.
Pastor Jerry was born and raised in Michigan graduating from Manistique High School in 1972. After high school he spent four years in the U.S. Coast Guard and in the summer of 1977 he began studying for the ministry at Andrews University in Berrien Springs, Michigan. (Hear Pastor Jerry's testimony in Revelation Series Part 25—Saved by Grace.)
That fall he met and became engaged to Karen Horner from Indianapolis, Indiana; four months later, they married in February 1978. (In the sermon Parable of the Wedding Garment you can hear how they met.) Karen is an occupational therapist working in the Bradley County Schools in Tennessee.
Their daughter Hannah married Mickey Ortel; their son Jeremy married Laurel Towles and their youngest son Joshua married Amanda Hayes. They have six grandchildren.
Jerry has a BA in theology from Andrews University an MA in religion (homiletics and soul-winning) from Southern Adventist University and completed a Doctor of Ministry in Expository Preaching from Andrews University in 2008. His hobbies include reading, golfing, skeetshooting and cheering on the Colts. His greatest delight is spending time with Karen and their family.
Pastor Jim Lewellen, the youngest of five, was born in Mattoon, Illinois and raised in Casey, Illinois where he attended public high school. Jim graduated from Atlantic Union College with three bachelor degrees (Business Administration, Secondary Education and Religion), and has been employed with IBM, Greater New York Academy, Battle Creek Academy, Blue Mountain Academy, and Georgia-Cumberland Academy.
In June 1989 Jim married Natalie Czerkasij, a paralegal from New York. In 1998, while in Michigan, they had their daughter, Shelby, presently a nursing major at Union College in Lincoln, Nebraska. Natalie continues to operate a family business acquired in 2004.
Jim loves tennis, is an avid Chicago Bears fan, and enjoys cooking and baking for the fun of it. His favorite activity is doing anything with his family..
Pastor Nate enjoys living in the reality of God’s love and responding by making a difference in the lives around him. He is dedicated to being a loving husband to his amazing wife Kristina, and dad to their daughter, Ella.
He is passionate about creating healthy teams that are guiding the young people of the Greater-Chattanooga area towards flourishing in God’s grace.
Some highlights of his past experience in leading youth and young adult ministries include eight summers on staff at Cohutta Springs Youth Camp (ask him how it changed his life), a year as an academy teacher on the island of Palau (ask him about the sharks), two years on the campus ministries team at Southern Adventist University (ask him about the red balloons), and three years as a youth pastor in Greeneville, TN (ask him about his new couch). Nate most recently served as a pastor in central Georgia (ask him about the armadillos).
He loves the outdoors, playing guitar, woodworking, drawing, eating Thai and Indian food, and reading a good book.
Pastor Nate earned a BA in theology from Southern Adventist University in 2010 and a Master of Divinity degree from Andrews University in 2015.
Church Life Pastor
Pastor Greg Hudson was raised in Knoxville, TN. He enjoys helping others to learn about Jesus and to grow in community. Greg loves Jesus ... and he loves to hang out with his family. He is married to Joely, has a three older children (Peyton, Brandon, and Jordan), and a dog named Watson. Joely is a nurse at Floyd Medical Center.
In his spare time, Greg enjoys activities that range from reading to sports (both playing and watching). He considers himself a connoisseur of fine foods (especially burritos) ... and will never turn down a bowl of ice cream. His biggest passion is letting people know about their soon coming Savior!
Greg attended Georgia-Cumberland Academy and is a graduate of Ozark Adventist Academy. He holds an AS in Nursing, a BA in Theology from Southern College, and an M. Div from Andrews University, and in 2017 completed a Doctor of Ministry in Evangelism and Church Growth from Andrews University.
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