Jerry Thorpe

Jerry Thorpe


Wife:  Freddie - married June 2, 1958;

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


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



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



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.    



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.




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


5 - First Baptist, Red Oak, TX - Jared Douglas


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

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

11 - Missouri State Fellowship

12 - Baptist Bible College Chapel - Springfield, Missouri

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


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




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


20 - Midway Church, Aubrey, Tx - John Henry Theisen


6 - McCauley Ave, San Antonio, TX - Scott Quidley
25-26 - West Texas Iron Men, Brownwood, TX
27 - Calvary Baptist, Snyder, TX -  Matt Lowery


8-9 - Iron Men Conference, Glen Rose, TX