In Memory of Jerry McConnaughey


On Sunday March 8, 2009 our pastor Jerry went to be with Jesus.  He was a very good friend, preacher, and mentor.  He always said he wasn’t a preacher, he was a pastor.  He was with us and taking care of us from 2004-2009.

Pastor Jerry came into our lives and changed us all forever with his preaching, his friendship, and his humor.  He was a 24-7 pastor who was with us guiding us every day of our lives.  He reached out to others in our community and across the country with his monthly newsletters.

He sent God’s message to 70 homes to tell them Jesus loves them and that Jesus is the only way to heaven.  Pastor Jerry knew the verse Matthew 6:19-24 very well for his treasure was laid up in heaven, not earth.  He was one of the happiest people I knew and of all those I know, he had the least stored up on earth.  Pastor Jerry may not have had a lot on this earth, but he had what matters most.  The Lord Jesus was first in his life.  He was a born again Christian, and he knew the way to heaven.

He loved and with the Lord’s help raised three sons, Mark, Gary, and Tim.  He was so proud of his boys, four grandchildren, and one great grandchild, as well as his 28 church children.

To have a great friend like Jerry is one of the highest delights in life and is a cherished and precious possession that grew stronger each year.

Pastor Jerry was a true friend to a lot of people and he truly walked with God.  We still love him and miss him very much.



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