Jerry Byrd and his wife Heather have been attending The Community Fellowship since January and they have recently become members of the church.
During the week Jerry is teaches HVAC and industrial maintenance at Bassett High School where he strives to give his students a positive male influence and has been doing so for 13 years. One of Jerry’s passions is helping others, and since one of their sons has special needs it was only natural from Jerry’s heart to help start soccer and t-ball leagues for children with special needs. Both leagues are doing well and making a great difference in our community.
Jerry spiritual gifts and talents lead him to help those around him that he sees in need. Jerry and Heather also show hospitality by generously hosting Bible studies in his home on many Sunday evenings. Jerry loves to serve people and has found The Community Fellowship a great place to plug in to serve.
Jerry says, “I just love to help whenever I can, wherever needed; I enjoy Raceway Ministries, working at the New Campus and the Winter Warming Shelter.”
In his spare time he enjoys camping with his family and spending time with his sons Luke who is 11 and Tyler who is almost 7 years old. They also enjoy water activities such as swimming, boating and kayaking. Heather is a teacher working in the early childhood area with special needs children.
A favorite Bible Scripture for Jerry is Romans 10:9 “If you openly declare that Jesus is Lord and believe that God raised Him from the dead, you will be saved.” It is also one of the first verses he memorized.
Jerry, we truly appreciate your willingness to show up in the lives of others to bless, enrich, make better and offer encouragement. Thank you for all you bring to the ministries you are involved in and for all the lives you work so hard to touch. Your dedication to helping others is a powerful example for each of us to demonstrate the love of God to our community. We are honored to recognize you as our Community Fellowship Volunteer of the Week!