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.
Active 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:
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.
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8- Fellowship Baptist, Nederland, Tx. Pastor, Phil Webber
15- Park Crest Baptist, Springfield, Mo. Pastor, Philip Housley
29- Lavon Drive, Garland, Tx. Pastor, Robbie Greene
20- Lighthouse Baptist, St Louis, Mo. Pastor, Keith Gilming
27- Aurora Baptist Church, Aurora, TX. Psastor, Jimmy Withers
3- Graceway, Springfield, Mo. Pastor, Bob Stephenson
7-8: Liberty University Board, Lynchburg, Va. Pastor, Jerry Falwell Jr.
17- Broadway Baptist, Boise, Id. Pastor, Jeff Love
23-24: The Met, Fort Worth, Tx. Pastor, Bill Ramsey
1 - Church of Celebration, Prosper, TX. Pastor, Brad Wilkerson
8- Temple Baptist Church, Dumas, Tx. Pastor, Chris Fobbs