By: Rick Carder
Congratulations to Dr. Jerry Pence, Pastor at Brooksville Wesleyan Church in Brooksville, Florida. Dr. Pence has earned the Pastor of the Week (Potw) recognition on March 6. He has been serving as senior pastor at the Brooksville Wesleyan Church for over 4 years. Under his leadership the church has extended its reach into the community as well as extend opportunities for a diverse community, recently partnering with an ethnically diverse community.
Dr. Pence has hosted the University Chorale for several years. His teaching ministry has made a profound impact not only in the Wesleyan village retirement community where this church is nestled but also throughout the community beyond.
This church post of over 1,000 in attendance with special events that meet often for the community as well as the retirement community residence. Twice a year the church hosts special Bible events including a Bible Conference and Camp Meetings. The church also has a full-time ministry that has exceptional music and teaching and preaching on a weekly basis. The church has grown its Christian Education programming as well as ministry for children and youth, hiring full-time staff in music, youth, and preaching ministries. The church is an award-winning building.
Most notably, Dr. Jerry Pence has served as a pastor previously. He served for 22 years as a denominational executive and General Superintendent of The Wesleyan Church, a denomination with over 5,000 local churches in 90 countries. His current church is a transformational congregation in Brooksville, Florida, specializing in senior adult and inter-generational ministries. His ministry has extended to the educational institutions over those years and has grown the influence of the denomination throughout the world. He has been ordained since 1977 coming from the Dakota district of the Wesleyan Church.
The church is heard worldwide through their audio podcast of the services in the teaching of Dr. Pence. To listen to the podcast click here.
Brooksville has several staff that are employed through the ministry. For more information, click here.
We congratulate Dr. Jerry Pence for being recognized as pastor of the week.
The story was written by Rev. Rick Carder, Director of Alumni and Church Engagement, Indiana Wesleyan University. Carder has been Ordained in the Wesleyan Church since 1989 and has served in four church in a variety of positions in the local church. He now is serving with Indiana Wesleyan since 2006.