Jerry Thorpe

Jerry Thorpe

FAMILY: 

Wife:  Freddie - married June 2, 1958;

Children:  Daughter Cheryl; Sons, Alan and Kyle and four grandchildren

 

EDUCATION:               
Associate Science Degree, Odessa College 

Bachelor of Arts Degree, University of Texas (Permian Basin)

Attended Baptist Bible College, Springfield, MO

Attended Texas Tech University, Lubbock, TX

                                                     

HONORS:                   

Outstanding Graduate in History UTPB

Honorary doctorate degree from Pacific Coast Baptist Bible College, 1986

Statesman of the Year in Religion, 1991 from Odessa Heritage Foundation

Friend of Education Award, 1995 from Ector County Independent School District

Honorary Doctorate of Humanities Degree, Liberty University, 2009

 

PASTORATE:       

Rev. Curtis Thorpe, the father of Rev. Jerry Thorpe, pastored Temple Baptist Church for 38 years. Jerry co-pastored the church with him for 20 years, beginning November 1, 1964. In the Fall of 1984, assumed the position of Senior Pastor of the church. He retired as Senior Pastor in November of 2000. Temple (now Crossroads Fellowship) is the largest church in Odessa. Jerry is now Pastor Emeritus of the congregation and travels about 45 Sundays a year speaking at churches around this nation.    

                                                                                                                                                   

SERVICE:                   

Emeritus member of Liberty University Board, Lynchburg VA. (Since May 2, 1988)

Former member Downtown Lions Club of Odessa

Former member Odessa Ministerial Alliance. 

Former Member of the Board: 

Salvation Army

The United Way

Ector County Juvenile Home

Ector County Industrial Development Board

Odessa Housing Authority Board. 

Past Head Chaplain of Odessa Police Department.

 

A unique preaching style that combines Biblical truth and relevant topics with vitality and humor.

 

2021 

March

6 - McCauley Avenue Baptist Church, San Antonio, TX - Pastor, Scott Quidley

August

2 - Grace Baptist, Winchester, KY - Pastor, Pat Finley

9 - Oak Hill Baptist, Somerset, KY - Pastor, Gary Phelps

22 - West Side Baptist, Hutchinson, KS - Pastor, Tim Adrian

29 - Friendship Baptist, Owasso, OK - Pastor, Linzy Sladen

September

19 - Beacon Baptist 60th Anniversary, Taylor, MI - Pastor, John Reilly

October

3 - Park Hill Baptist, Springfield, MO - Pastor, Phillip Housley

10 - Graceway Baptist, Springfield, MO - Pastor, Bob Stephenson

24 - Hope Community, Midland, TX - Pastor, Jon Sladen

November

20-21 - The Met Church, Fort Worth, TX - Pastor, Bill Ramsey

 

2022

January

9 - Grand Oaks, Houston, TX - Pastor, Sandy Baird