League Street is such a great place to worship with a large group of Christians that truly are one family. It is a great blessing for me to serve this family, and I would encourage anyone looking for a church that is grounded in the basic ingredients of Christianity, devoted to others in the family and have a genuine desire to pattern our lives closely to Jesus to please join us in our journey.
We are glad to be a part of the loving congregation that meets at League Street. It has been a great family for us for many years. We pray and have great hope that each one of us can find our place and ministry within the body of Christ here in Sulphur Springs.
We were originally drawn to League Street by the warm, welcoming atmosphere and the Christlike spirit demonstrated by this body of believers. We continue to see God's hand at work in the life of this church, and look forward to witnessing what God has in store for us as we seek to honor and glorify Him.
Brenda and I want to help Christians have a deeper, more thoughtful faith -- and to help spiritual seekers get good answers to their probing questions to help them come to a faith that is honest, vibrant, and growing.
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Jerry, the 5th child of a missionary, grew up in Africa, Jamaica, and the U.S. (CA, OK & TX). He holds a Bible & Missions degree from Harding University. Jerry and his wife, LaVon, spent 10 years in Youth & Family ministry in the South and 14 years ministering to Spearfish, SD & the surrounding area. Jerry also directs a non-profit organization called "Christian Expeditions" that introduces Christians to missions around the globe. Jerry & LaVon have two adult daughters (Kinsey - married to Cary Verner, who works for Oklahoma Christian Univ. Chloé - married to Luke Hoffmann; works for Lipscomb Univ.) and four grandchildren.
The Lord has instilled in me a passion for people - for helping them develop their own faith and personal relationship with the Lord. The Lord has created us for relationship, and purposed us to build one another up in Him as we grow in those relationships.
Rick was raised in Nashville, TN, and met his wife, Jessica, in high school. Then, both went to Harding University. Rick holds a degree in Bible & Religion, Youth & Family Ministry, and Electronic Media Production. Rick spent about 7 years down the road in Naples, Texas as the youth minister to the congregation there. Despite not being from Texas themselves (we'll forgive 'em), Rick and Jessica's children, David and Evangeline (or Eva) are proud, Texas-born kiddos.